Press and News – MASTERS OF THEIR ART – The Gallery at Bevere, Worcester

Press and News - MASTERS OF THEIR ART - 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.


An exhibition of Ceramics and Paintings by highly regarded experts

6th – 28th September 2008

Ceramics – Walter Keeler and Takeshi Yasuda

Kim Taylor Gallery Owner says “We are proud to exhibit the work of two master potters whose work and teaching have had a profound influence on studio ceramics over several decades. Keeler has not exhibited widely this year and The Gallery at Bevere is looking forward to showing a large selection of his work that collectors and admirers alike have come to enjoy.”

Walter Keeler is one of the UK’s top contemporary potters, and is a Fellow of the Craft Potters Association of Great Britain. Walter was born in London in 1942 and completed his NDD in Ceramics at Harrow School of Art under Victor Margrie and Michael Casson, and later returned there to teach. His work is featured in many notable international public collections that include the Crafts Council, the Victoria & Albert Museum, National Museum of Wales, Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, Los Angeles County Museum, American Craft Museum and the National Museum of Sweden.

Takeshi Yasuda is one of the most celebrated potters working in Britain today, Born in Tokyo, he was apprenticed to the Daisei-Gama pottery in Mashiko between 1963-66, and established his first studio there. He settled in Britain in 1973, combining his creative work with teaching for Art Schools and Universities across the UK. He has work in public and private collections both abroad and in the UK, including the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

David Whiting Ceramics Critic writes “Yasuda is really something of a national treasure, not only because of the stately and celebratory pots he makes but because his philosophy is so directly engaged with the notion that underpins this activity, that of the pot as a focus in our daily lives and rituals. Not just a visual object, but something to be cherished on many other levels.”

Paintings – John Whittall, Howard Coles, Paul Talbot-Greaves, Sue Howells

John Whittall is an established artist John Whittall is an established artist living in Wimbledon, London, with works in permanent collections in the National Portrait Gallery and Westminster Abbey.

Brian Sewell, Art Critic of the London Evening Standard is quoted “…These paintings will never be the stuff of fervid controversy in incomprehensible art jargon; they are images with which to live in peace as they become old friends.”

Howard Coles is an increasingly acclaimed artist, producing contemporary landscape paintings. He has exhibited throughout the UK and worldwide, with his work held by national collections in Singapore and Malaysia. He was recently elected to the Royal Cambrian Academy of Art dedicated to showing excellence in Welsh Art.

Paul Talbot-Greaves has specialised in painting watercolours for the last fifteen years and his inspiration is drawn from strong tones and contrast found within the landscape. An avid walker and mountaineer, he is constantly recording the effects of light and shade within his native British Isles.

Paul was elected as a companion of the International Guild of Artists in 1996 and as an Associate of the British Watercolour Society in 1998. He was made a Professional Associate of the Society for All Artists in 1997 and in 2002 was elected as President of the Halifax Art Society.

Sue Howells is now recognised as one of the UK’s leading watercolour artists, and her work can be seen in many galleries in the UK and also in major galleries around the world. Sue has recently won a prestigious Fine Arts award for best-selling published artist in 2008. She explains “I like to paint solely in watercolours, because I think it lets me produce pictures which are both energetic and which have a strong compositional value”.

Forthcoming events and exhibitions

4th October – 30th November


CeramicsRegina Heinz, Tim Andrews, Matthew Chambers, Lisa EllulPaintingsIan Cruickshank, Rod Willis, Trevor Smith, Michael Brazier, Linda Judkins, Angie Hill, Sarah Whapples, Jules Smith

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

The Gallery at Bevere, Worcester
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