past exhibitions

november 8 – december 24 2006 | winter 2006 exhibition

The intense colours and trademark blues of John Lowrie Morrison’s Scottish landscapes complement abstract and vibrant landscapes by Emily Little. Ruth King’s new pots are given a solo show. Plus small groups of potters, painters, jewellers, glass-makers, wood-makers, and textile artists.

october 8 – november 14 2006 | close to nature

An enormously diverse exhibition of work, but one which remains in all respects close to nature. Paintings from Diana Hope, Jacqui Higgs, Liz Myhill, Sonas Maclean, Carol Moore and Jean Dakin. Susan Nemeth’s unglazed hand-built porcelain pots and Akiko Hirai’s organic and tactile domestic ceramics. Metal sculpture from Jerwood Metal Prize 2005 finalist Chris Knight.

september 10 – october 3 2006 | four women artists celebrate the environment

Solo show of new work from acclaimed Glasgow colourist Annette Edgar. Scottish silversmith Shimara Carlow shows her silver vessels which are inspired by forms from nature, as are Kaori Tatebayashi’s sculptural and functional pots. Carina Ciscato’s spontaneous and fluid porcelain pots complete the show.

july 29 – september 5 2006 | summer exhibition

A changing selection of small groups of potters, painters, jewellers, glass-makers, wood-workers, and textile artists, many relatively local to the gallery.

july 2 – july 25 2006 | rising temperatures

Mark Nuell’s jewellery radiates a soft warm glow, while Rob Newton’s landscapes capture the full heat of summer. Eddie and Margaret Curtis’ ceramics raise the temperature further until Jane Cox provides the cooling dip in the Mediterranean tones of her tableware.

june 4 – june 27 2006 | atmospheric perspectives

Where the palette is limited and the emphasis is on contour and form. Katherine Lubar’s paintings capture the mood of the film noir. The strong, yet restrained contours of Gilda Westermann’s pots, Françoise Dufayard’s painterly slipware and Hidemi Asano’s sculptural jewellery reflect the shapes and the shadow-play in Katherine’s work and yet they remain organic in nature. The air of calm is reinforced by the serene, architectural, almost industrial forms of Regina Heinz’ and David Binns’ ceramic sculptures, and by the timeless geological emphasis in Wendy Lawrence’s and Peter Clough’s work. Tom Hill’s wire bird sculptures have the final word.

may 7 – may 30 2006 | the colours of the sea, shapes in the sand, the lie of the land

Inert matter brought to life. Paintings by Sue Biazotti (solo exhibition ‘Above and Below’) sit comfortably with Helen Beard’s ‘story pots’. Joanna Howells’ fine pottery creates an oasis of calm while Sally Greaves-Lord’s silk wall hangings and the ceramic wall-pieces by John Pollex add colour and drama.