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

Press and News - What's on in March - 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.

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

Salt-glazed ceramics were first created in the Rhine Valley of Germany in the 1500s. Whether by accident or clear intent, salt was introduced into the kiln and the resulting ware was coated with a glossy, pebbly, glazed surface. This is what salt-glaze potters call the telltale  orange peel  effect. German immigrants who settled in the United States brought the technology to the US and used it to create utilitarian vessels for storing food and liquids.

Modern studio potters using traditional salt processes are working in many areas of the world. The unique salt glaze finish captures spontaneous changes in atmosphere and colour. The method is considered a tool for ongoing experimentation and creativity.

New works by Paul Jackson, Micki Schloessingk, Jeremy Nichols, Richard Dewar.

Paul Jackson’s decorative technique was originally eclectic, drawing primarily on Italian and Russian influences. More recently he has been experimenting with saltglaze techniques including building his own saltglaze kiln which was fired for the first time in June 2008.

Micki Schloessingk explains ‘The packing of a salt kiln is very intricate and time consuming. It is the pack itself that determines the colour, flame imprint and the salt glaze texture on each pot. To ensure that the salt glaze does not stick the pots to the kiln shelves or each other, the pots are all individually wadded. Alternatively cockle shells can be placed between pots to separate them and give space for the salt vapour to flow in and around the pot. The shells survive the firing and leave their distinct marks. Making wood-fired, salt-glazed pots for daily use is challenging. The firings are unpredictable. The weather, type of wood and energy of the firers all have an impact and contribute to making each piece unique. My aim is to make pots that are friendly, soft to the touch, but strong and not easily lost; pots that grow on those who use them, their qualities revealing themselves over time’.

Jeremy Nichols says of his work, ‘My aim is to make functional and visually arresting pots that have a sense of movement and balance for both the hand and eye to appreciate. The ergonomics of the pot and the clarity of its form are equally important for me: for a design to be successful the pot must be satisfying and pleasurable to use, whilst at the same time having the power to hold the viewer’s attention and interest’.

Richard Dewar says ‘I make saltglazed stoneware and porcelain. My production is made up of a small amount of domestic ware but I tend to concentrate on the one-off piece based around the functional form. In 1979, I moved to France and established my home and workshop in a stone built farmhouse in the south of Brittany.

In my work, I try to combine form, texture, natural colour and the right amount of humour.

Opening Hours

10.30am – 5.00pm Tuesday – Sunday
Please enquire for Bank Holiday openings
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]:beverevivis.comB:blog.beverevivis.com

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

HUMOUR AND THE SURREAL

7th February – 1st March 2009

UP-FRONT! and BEYOND THE TRADITION

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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