Press and News – From The Same Earth – The Gallery at Bevere, Worcester

Press and News - From The Same Earth - The Gallery at Bevere, Worcester - The Gallery at Bevere is a major centre for modern and contemporary studio ceramics and pottery - along with quality paintings and original prints, glass artworks, woodwork, metalwork and jewellery by well known British and International Artists - Framing, Café and Summer Sculpture Trail.

From The Same Earth

An exhibition of Pastel Paintings and Ceramics

Paintings – Pastels

Jenny Keal, John Scott Martin, John Wood, Pascale Bigot, Vivien Bromley, Helen Harnett, Alan Yates

Kim Taylor Gallery Owner tells us “Pastels are a unique painting medium in that the colours are mixed on the paper by overlaying or blending, rather than on a palette. Light reflecting from the jewel-like particles that form the surface of the painting. Today there has been a massive revival in the old techniques of pastel painting, artists love them for their immediacy and brilliance and trueness of colour, art lovers treasure them for the brilliance and freshness.” Alastair Taylor adds, “All of the artists exhibiting this month show, in their own styles of creating their pictures, the vibrancy and yet subtly of pastels, it should be a feast for our eyes.”

Ceramics – New Work for Spring

Joy Bosworth, Jean Jenkins, Andrew Palin, Susan Nemeth, Jenny Beavan

This exhibition demonstrates the richness of contemporary studio ceramics. An opportunity to compare and contrast styles and approaches from the mixed media work of Joy Bosworth to Susan Nemeth’s integral decoration using coloured clays.


Worcestershire’s Joy Bosworth explains “The ability of clay to mimic other materials interests me and its use historically to make cheaper copies of objects made in more valuable materials like pewter, bronze, silver. My work is non-functional. and pieces are thrown, hand built and assembled. Raku firing creates a dark, almost black surface, rich with the nuances of the reduction chamber. The vessels are embellished with silver leaf, which is patinated to suggest the passage of time and to give ‘value’ to the humble nature of the clay.”

Worcestershire’s Susan Nemeth was born in Adelaide, Australia in 1957 then studied at Bournville School of Art in the 70s and latterly Wolverhampton Polytechnic, she says, “My porcelain pieces are inspired by historical textile and wallpaper patterns. Sometimes I find my patterns in the backgrounds or details of paintings by Matisse, Klee, Nicholson, Eva Hesse and others.”

After a successful career as an occupational therapist, Jean Jenkins gained a first-class degree in ceramics from Wolverhampton University. Using impressive technical ability, she makes large stoneware hand-built vessels of a sculptural nature, creating great visual impact. Her work received immediate recognition: ‘The Potclays Award for Outstanding Work in Clay’.

Andrew Palin was born and brought up in the coastal Northwest of England but has now lived in Warwickshire for six years. It was during his scientific career, researching his PhD in mammalian genetics and chromosomal biology at Cambridge, that he discovered ceramics and began a long fascination with the art form, both making and collecting. He feels strongly that “Different vessels have different voices and I aim to represent each one accordingly.”

Jenny Beavan tells us “My work is an exploration into material and place observing processes of interdependence between water and geological change. Working rhythmically, sometimes tentatively sometimes decisively, I seek to merge imagination with memory in search of insights and surprise. I seek to portray the ‘nature’ of both porcelain and water as they share the same free spirit, both determining their own life force/equilibrium, defying unnatural pressures to be tamed.”


Jenny Keal draws her main inspiration from the rich history of the landscape. Her special interest is in vernacular architecture and local culture, and she will explore the most remote places to locate an old farm or cottage set in wild scenery. Her inspiration is also drawn from the atmospheric effects of the weather on the landscape, and the geology of mountains, valleys and coast. She frequently travels in the UK studying the similarities and differences in the local buildings styles and cultures.

John Scott Martin was born in Nottingham and studied painting at Nottingham College of Art in the 60’s. He now lives in rural Warwickshire, just about as far from the sea as you can get. “My inspiration comes from not only the most beautiful ocean going yachts in the world, but smaller sail, such as Thames barges and fishing boats”.

Alan Yates now living in Worcester is a retired Architects Advisor in the Construction Industry, and his time now is taken up in search of new scenes in this wonderful countryside of ours, using pencil, watercolour, pastel and pen and wash. Alan has enjoyed much success of late with his pastel paintings in vibrant colours, using scenes from his Mediterranean travels as well as local landscapes.

Pascale Bigot was born in Tulle (Correze) France and always loved drawing and painting even as a child, on anything and anywhere, paper, stones, walls and doors….
When Pascale moved to England she tried to paint “A l’Anglaise” but it was not bright enough for her. When looking for a new medium she discovered pastels. Over the years Pascale has painted almost every subject and there is no subject she would not tackle as long as she likes it and can visualise it as a simple drawing and reduce it to its essential lines.

Helen Harnett was born in Birmingham and now lives and works in a village on the outskirts of Worcestershire. In 1991 Helen took voluntary redundancy from a job as a buyer of Rover cars and then spent a year studying art at Worcester College of technology for a Diploma in fine Art before embarking on a career as an animal portrait artist. Helen works mainly in pastels and today her paintings sell by commission countrywide, each original portrait is produced with a level of accuracy and likeness that is a distinctive trademark of her work.

Forthcoming events and exhibitions

5th April – 1st June

The Art Of Dining

Ceramics – Kiln to tableJennifer Hall, Josie Walter, Graham Hudson, Morgen Hall, RAMP, Martin Lungley, Tanya Gomez, John Leach, Jan Kare Myklebust, Kaori Tatebayshi, Ninna Gotsche, Sun Kim, Jane Cox, Katrin MoyePaintings – Still life and floralNel Whatmore, Beth Fletcher, Libby Edmondson, Cathy Savells, Paul Stone, Chris Howells, Bridget Rochford

7th June – 31st August

Gallery In The Garden – Summer Show

An exhibition of outdoor work to include glass, ceramics and metal pieces located in the woods and on the lawns

2nd October – 31st October 2010

New Creations

4th September – 26th September 2010

Eric James Mellon – Potter and Painter

7th August – 29th August 2010

The German Show – an exciting mix of styles and approaches in German studio pottery

3rd July – 1st August 2010

In the New Space – The Bowl

5th June – 27th June 2010

The Summer Show In the New Space

30th April – 30th May 2010

Of the Earth – Chris Carter – A solo show by one of the singular voices of studio ceramics

6th March – 28th March 2010

The Salt Show – An exhibition to demonstrate the growing interest in salt glazing and the diversity of the styles and approaches

6th March – 28th March 2010

The Salt Show – An exhibition to demonstrate the growing interest in salt glazing and the diversity of the styles and approaches

6th February – 28th February 2010

Figuratively Speaking – The first figurative / sculptural ceramic exhibition that has been mounted at the gallery. It involves a number of the most exciting artists in contemporary ceramics

9th January – 31st January 2010

The Graduate Show – brings together some of the most promising ceramic and applied arts graduates from the 2009 graduation

5th December – 31st December 2009

The Christmas Show – Across the galleries a diverse range of ceramics, paintings, prints, jewellery, glass, floral designs and wood with Christmas in mind

7th November – 29th November 2009

Out of the Fire – An exhibition of ceramics by potters for whom the firing process is more than the final stage of the making process

3rd October – 1st November 2009

Print and Clay – An exhibition of ceramics and original prints

5th Spetember – 27th September 2009

Out of America – An exhibition of ceramics and original photographs

8th August – 30th August 2009

Pattern, Colour and Form

4th July – 2nd August 2009

Art Europe / John Piper

6th June – 28th June 2009

The Glass and Wood Show / Ceramics by Jill Fanshawe Kato

2nd May – 31st May 2009

South Wales Potters Association Group Show

4th April – 26th April 2009

TOGETHER – An exhbition of ceramics, bronze and paintings

7th March – 29th March 2009


7th February – 1st March 2009


10th January – 1st February 2009

THE GRADUATE SHOW 09 – Featuring work by 21 Graduates from 2008 in Ceramics, Glass, Wood, Textiles, Metal and Painting

6th December – 28th December 2008

THE CHRISTMAS SHOW – An exhibition of Ceramics and Paintings

1st November – 28th December 2008

Christmas Courtyard – selling locally made individual stylish decorations for Christmas and beyond

4th October – 30th November 2008

Form, Tone and Texture – An exhibition of Ceramics and Paintings

6th September – 28th September 2008

MASTERS OF THEIR ART – An exhibition of Ceramics and Paintings by highly regarded experts

5th July – 31st August 2008

SUMMER EXHIBITION – Sculptures, Ceramics and Paintings

7th June – 29th June 2008

Henri Matisse at The Gallery – An exhibition of Henri Matisse Original Lithographs

5th April – 1st June 2008

The Art Of Dining – An exhibition of Paintings and Ceramics

1st March – 30th March 2008

From The Same Earth – An exhibition of Pastel Paintings and Ceramics

12th January – 24th February 2008

The Graduate Show – update

12th January – 24th February 2008

The Graduate Show – Work by 17 of the best graduates from 2007 in ceramics and glass

1st December – 30th December 2007

Full Circle – Greece and Bevere – an exhibition of original paintings by Christopher Hughes

3rd November – 25th November 2007

Individual Voices – an exhibition of Ceramics and Paintings

6th October – 28th October 2007

Tradition and Talent – an exhibition of Ceramics and Paintings

1st September – 29th September 2007

Peninsula Exhibition – an exhibition of Ceramics and Paintings

4th August – 25th August 2007

Exploring new boundaries – an exhibition of Ceramics and Paintings

1st July – 28th July 2007

If you go down to the woods today……

2nd June – 28th July 2007

The Craft Potters Association at fifty – a veritable who’s who and A-Z of style, technique and expression

5th May – 26th May 2007

“New Pots” solo exhibition featuring stoneware pottery by Phil Rogers

7th April – 28th April 2007

“Spring Surprises – New Vessels” featuring John Jelfs with Claudia Lis and Françoise Dufayard

3rd March – 31st March 2007

“Figures, Objects, Abstracts” featuring John Higgins, Jude Jelfs and Christy Keeney

3rd Feb – 24th Feb 2007

“Difference and Diversity in Clay” by Bethan Lloyd Worthington, Clare Crouchman, Ninna Gøtzsche, Annabel Faraday and James and Tilla Waters

6th Jan – 22nd Jan 2007

“New Faces, New Work” by 2005 Degree Show potters from Harrow and Wolverhampton Schools of Ceramics

2nd Dec – 30th Dec 2006

“Raku – The Spirit in the Fire” works by Tim Andrews, David Jones and Emma Johnstone

4th Nov – 25th Nov 2006

Porcelain – A Capricious Beauty” by Chris Keenan, Jack Doherty and Joanna Howells

7th Oct – 28th Oct 2006

An exhibition of Ceramics by Emma Rodgers and Tina Vlassopulos

2nd Sept – 30th Sept 2006

“Now and Then” by Jitka Palmer and Earthenware, Stoneware and Porcelain by Roger Lewis

5th Aug – 26th Aug 2006

“Ceramics by Two Potters”

1st July – 29th July 2006

Solo ceramics exhibition by Paul Jackson.

3rd June – 24th June 2006

Ceramics and Art Exhibition – Featuring slipware pottery by Clive Bowen and Michael Eden.

5th May – 27th May 2006

Ceramics Exhibition – Featuring the works of Jane Hamlyn, John Pollex and Gilda Westermann

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