AUTUMN EXHIBITION 2020 paintings, ceramics and JEWELLERY
plus new Allure! Jeweller of the Month
With Covid restrictions still in place, we cannot have an exhibition opening. But we are putting new work out in the gallery and as much as possible on this webpage, which will keep changing as new work comes in. Currently showing are a group of stunning ceramic vessels by BARRY STEDMAN with new ceramics by MAGGY GARDINER and abstract acrylic paintings by WILLIAM WATSON-WEST. Thank you for looking! Terry.
Please click below to view a video of Terry talking to William Watson-West
MARGARET GARDINER ceramics
Light, smooth clay, either porcelain or white stoneware, combined with the revealing process of vapour glazing, are the elements which motivate me. My work has always had its roots in function and domestic ware. I work mainly in porcelain, thrown on the wheel, slab built, extruded and slip-cast.
Once I have designed the forms, I use them as a palette for textural patterns and then choose how to place them in the kiln for emphasis. The random element at this stage is very exciting and the results are a constant motivator. The work is vapour-glazed with both salt and soda at 1300°C in a gas kiln, then fumed with stannous chloride to create random areas of lustrous iridescence.
BARRY STEDMAN ceramics
Barry Stedman came to ceramics later in life after graduating from University of Westminster in his mid-forties. He now works from his home studio in Bedfordshire making earthenware slab and wheel thrown vessels, applying slip, oxides and underglazes over the red clay body. Colour is built up in layers, through repeatedly applying thin washes, wiping back, then firing. Barry will then glaze chosen areas to add further depth, tone and texture.
WILLIAM WATSON WEST acrylic abstract paintings
William Watson-West is a painter working primarily in acrylic and mixed media, creating a mixture of abstract and semi-representational work. His paintings are increasingly driven by the emotional response to the subject, whether it is distant memories of childhood and growing up, or still lifes and expressions of his surrounding landscapes. Born and raised in Yorkshire, he has exhibited at galleries across the north of England and has work held in several private collections. Graduating from Edinburgh College of Art in 2011 with a BA in Printed Textiles, William is currently based from his North Yorkshire studio on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales.
Stretched canvas acrylic paintings and framed acrylics on board in the gallery exhibition
William is exhibiting two collections of work with Pyramid, one is on display at the gallery from late September 2020, whilst the other is an online exhibition ‘Isolation’ and can be by CLICKING HERE
KATE PETTITT – York artist
From the Mountains to the Sea
During lockdown, like everyone, I felt trapped. I would normally be out in the landscape, drawing and painting through the summer and early autumn. I’d be spending time in the mountains and by the sea in search of drama and peace, collecting visual information for my studio paintings and working plein air. Instead, I sought solace from my copious sketchbooks and studies, creating exaggerated ‘remembered landscapes’. When lockdown eased a little, I felt the need to climb up high, so I worked from the top of Garrowby Hill, close to the studio. The vast panoramic views lifted my soul and the soft russet palette of the Vale stretched out before me for miles and miles, changing subtly over time, with the harvests. Distance. Then, in September, I had the chance to travel further, to Ynys Môn (Anglesey), a place close to my heart. Here, I worked plein air, looking across the waters to the mountains of Snowdonia beyond – refreshing memories, drinking in fresh air, listening to the waves lap on pebble beaches, watching the colours of the Menai Strait change with the cloud and tides. Hiraeth.
MICHELLE HUGHES York Printmaker
I am a printmaker and graphic designer based in York, North Yorkshire. As a printmaker I create original linocut prints inspired by nature and the great British countryside. My linocut prints are designed, carved, inked and printed by hand in my studio, making each one subtly unique. My most recent work takes inspiration from the Yorkshire landscape and coastline. I teach linocut workshops in my York studio, where you can learn how to design, carve and print your own unique linocut print.
JANE MACINTOSH London jeweller
PENNY WARREN Brighton jeweller
ANNA DE VILLE Birmingham jeweller
INKY LINKY Leeds jeweller
ELIZABETH CHAMBERLAIN Co. Durham jeweller
SALLY RATCLIFFE Sheffield jeweller
SHIRLEY SMITH Hereford jeweller
ADELE TAYLOR Sheffield jeweller
Silver bracelet by Adele Taylor£135.90
JILL STEWART Northumberland jeweller
SARA BUK Shipley jeweller
CLAIRE TROUGHTON Chester jeweller
ANNE-MARIE FIEBER ceramic artist
Ceramic Pig by Anne-Marie Fieber£225.00
BLANDINE ANDERSON ceramic artist
JO WALTON artist and upholsterer
From her studio in York, the Rogues Atelier, Jo uses sheets of metal, which she allows to rust, to create mysterious effects from which she can print onto paper, or print fabrics (used for upholstery, or she can make artwork for the walls from the metal sheets, sometimes adding gold metal leaf. Lat few days! Last day of Exhibition is Saturday 3 October