Press and News – What’s on in June – The Gallery at Bevere, Worcester

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What’s on in June

In the Gardens and Woods… A trail, exhibition and sale of garden sculptures

In the Galleries… The Glass and Wood Show and Ceramics by Jill Fanshawe Kato

Gallery in the Garden
Saturday 6th June – Sunday 30th August 2009

For the last five years Sam Garness has been developing the garden/estate at Bevere Knoll, a fine Georgian family residence, on the outskirts of Worcester and adjacent to ‘The Gallery at Bevere’ a converted coach house, stable and chicken house. She trained at Pershore College gaining an RHS Certificate, National Award in Garden Design and an HNC in Professional Gardening. Alongside Heather Taylor, the owner of Bevere Knoll, they have been working with the gallery’s exhibitions team to put together the 2009 ‘Gallery in the Garden Show’.

Part of the garden was recently fenced off which enables the Gallery at Bevere to hold a sculpture trail through this acre of old shrubs, canopy of laurels and mature trees including a large oak with a lovely spreading habit. This, in the spring has an abundance of wild daffodils and crocus growing underneath it and here also stands a ‘flock of sheep’ (ceramic).

An impressive dead oak, where two very old gravestones stand underneath dedicated to ‘old faithful’ has a Solanum and Rosa Paul’s Himalayan Musk growing up. This part of the garden is now in a semi wild state, wild flowers have been planted under the oak, which was done in an experimental way by placing cardboard over the grass, soil over this and then planting plugs into the soil, which hopefully will allow the plugs to establish before the grass and weeds grow through. We wait with bated breath.

Originally an old apple tree stood in the centre of the grass, which fell down two years ago for no apparent reason! The owner likes to replace a tree when one has gone so several unusual specimens have been planted on the edge of woodland around the lawn area.

A ‘grassery’ has also been planted, but due to difficulties with moles some of the grasses have been lost, so they are to be replaced this year. Among these grasses stands a fabulous ancient ‘Judas Tree’ (Cercis siliquastrum) and located on the side of the drive there is a very fine example of ‘Weeping Holly’ which is thought to be at least a l00 years old.

Yew trees frame small areas of the owner’s private garden allowing glimpses through to the flower borders and more manicured lawn with palms and a fig tree bordering a large pond, which is home to very large ghost carp.

The sculptures are sympathetically sited around the trail, some ‘hidden’ in the atmospheric laurel woods, some in full resplendence on the lawns and amongst the bushes.

Kim Taylor, Gallery Owner says “Whether professional or amateur gardener or simply someone who enjoys beautiful spaces, the Gallery in the Garden has plenty to inspire and excite – a winning marriage of nature and man made delights.”


  • Sally Fawkes – Glass
  • Richard Jackson – Glass
  • Carol Waller – Glass and textiles – Also Exhibiting at Chelsea Flower Show 2009
  • Rowan McKay – Stone (Worcester Cathedral Stonemason)
  • Trevor Clark – Stone
  • Peter Hayes – Ceramic
  • Rebekah Narewski – Ceramic
  • Nathalie Roset – Ceramic
  • Jim Robison – Ceramic
  • Nigel Edmondson – Ceramic
  • John Barrett Danes – Ceramic
  • Peter Beard – Ceramic
  • Neil Lossack – Metal – Also Exhibiting at Chelsea Flower Show 2009
  • Ben Carpenter – Bronze and Steel
  • Lily Sawtell – Copper – Also Exhibiting at Chelsea Flower Show 2009
  • Katie Green – Mosaic
  • Andrew Trotman – Furniture

In the Galleries
Saturday 6th June – Sunday 28th June 2009

The Glass and Wood Show

A new show for The Gallery encompassing an exciting mix of styles and mediums from some of the top glass makers and wood turners in the country.

Alex Ramsey, Sally Fawkes, Richard Jackson, Kathryn Wightman, Stuart Akroyd, Siobhan Jones, Sarah Holiday, Frans Wesselman.

Ray Key, Burt Marsh, Mark Hancock, Rosemary Wright, Peter Archer, Leon Lewis.

Ceramics by Jill Fanshawe Kato

The Gallery at Bevere has always placed emphasis on showing ceramicists with a distinctive voice – Jill Fanshawe Kato is undoubtedly one of them. Her work is instantly attributable and her long association with Japan is clearly evident in everything that she makes.

Her use of decorative panels on an unglazed but textured surface is reminiscent of the red ware produced by Wedgwood at the beginning of the 19th century and it is the combination of tradition and modern design, which is the strong appeal of her work.

This exhibition will be an opportunity for Jill’s many admirers – and the team at Bevere are amongst them – to see her work and to see how it has developed over the last two years.

Opening Hours

10.30am – 5.00pm Tuesday – Sunday
Plenty of free parking and free admission

For further information please contact

Kim Taylor
The Gallery, Bevere Lane, Worcester. WR3 7RQT:01905 754 484E:[email protected]

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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