Order the 48 page full colour CHAWAN Exhibition Companion online now

Order the 48 page full colour CHAWAN Exhibition Companion online now

Now available to order, a full colour 48 page exhibition companion brochure detailing the backgrounds to all 41 makers with images of their exhibited Chawan.

"CHAWAN"   International Tea Bowl Exhibition

"CHAWAN" International Tea Bowl Exhibition

A Celebration of the World's Most Revered Ceramic Form

41 exhibitors from Asia, America & Europe

Exhibition opens on November 17th and runs until December 5th 2018

UPDATE:  Prviate View 5pm - 7pm, Saturday 17th November.  Due to demand for this exhibition the gallery will also be open on Sunday 18th November 10am - 4pm.

In All Line Of Order   New Exhibition of ceramics and paintings   Now open.

In All Line Of Order New Exhibition of ceramics and paintings Now open.

New ceramics by world acclaimed artist Ashraf Hanna, New paintings by Felicity Keefe & Melanie Goemans

'In All Line Of Order' comes from a well known quote in Shakespeare's 'Troilus and Cressida' whereby Ulysses remarks upon the connectivity and co-dependeance of all things known and observed in the universe.  Fitting then that this show features artists that seek to explore similar themes in their work.  The flowing, fluid and emabracing forms of Ashraf Hanna's work compiments the observations of our emotional connection to place and heavens in Felicity Keefe's work.  Melanie Goemans' work equally bonds us to the natural world with symathetic and gentle connections and observations of often overlooked floral beauty.

Conscious perception - New exhibition of paintings and ceramics - Opens 8th September 2018

Conscious perception - New exhibition of paintings and ceramics - Opens 8th September 2018

New paintings by Susan Laughton. New ceramics by Richard Miller.

'Conscious perception' is the new exhibition opening on Saturday September 8th at The Stratford Gallery.  Taking the time to understand our place in time now and in the past reflects on the work of both artists featuring in this pending exhibition.

Susan Laughton produces work that reflects her very deliberate mindfulness about the places that she visits and the experiences they create.  Subtle and peaceful recreations of the world about her, the line of a strcuture, the angle of a roof beyond a tree-line or the suggestion of form from an abstract view of life.  We are pleased to announce that we will have a major collection of new paintings from Susan in this exhibition.

Richard Miller will be known to the millions of viewers who watched the BBC's 'Great Poettery Throwdown'.  Richard was the on-screen technician who worked trielessly to save the contestants' work when it came to the drying and firing stage.  Many are not aware that Richard is a very successful and accomplished potter in his own right and has been a gallery favouorite since we opened in 2016.  His work explores and juxtaposes style, form and history onto vessels that at a glance tell one story but with closer examination reveal a lot more.  The gallery is delighted to announce this major exhibition of new work, new forms and ideas in the show 'Conscious perception'.

Both Susan and Richard will be in attendance for the opening of 'Conscious perception' on Saturday 8th September from 2pm.  Please join us for a glass of wine and a chance to discuss their work.

Own Art interest free loans now available through the gallery.

Own Art interest free loans now available through the gallery.

Spread the cost of ownership with interest free loans over 10 months.

The Stratford Gallery is pleased to announce that it is now a member of the Own Art financing scheme.  This facility lets you spread the cost of any artwork over 10 months completely interest free, 0% representative APR.  Please feel free to call in to find out more or call us on 01789 414 400.  Not only can you take advantage of this scheme to pay for artworks on a visit to the gallery but also over the phone.  We will be happy to explain the process that could help unite you with that artwork that you just can't stop thinking about.

S K Y   - Zoe Taylor solo exhibition

S K Y - Zoe Taylor solo exhibition

major exhibition of new work. Opens Saturday August 4th 2pm.

In This Moment.   July 7th - August 2nd 2018

In This Moment. July 7th - August 2nd 2018

A moment to dream

"In This Moment" debuts the amazing paintings of Lucy du Sautoy and sees the anticipated return of Jo Oakley's beautifully observed domestic and seascape paintings.  The exhibition also sees the return of gallery favourite Lara Scobie with a stunning new collection of her Parianware ceramics accompanied by the debut of ceramicist Janet Stahelin Edmondson with her antique lace impressed porcelain forms.

The exhibition opens on Saturday July 7th at 2pm.

Somewhere Else

Somewhere Else

Reflections on people and places we hold dear

A new mixed exhibition featuring painters David Storey & Jane Ansell with new ceramics from Pierre Williams, Opens on Saturday 2nd June 2018 at 1pm.  Please join us for a glass of wine to celebrate the opening of this new exhibition.

Light & Shade

Light & Shade

New exhibition. May 5th 2018 - May 30th 2018.

Artists exploring gradation of tone and form.

New Paintings and Ceramics from Laura Wade, Harriet Porter, Catherine Knight, Oilivia Walker and Tim Lake

Journey. The places we go. The marks we leave behind. The impressions we take.

Journey. The places we go. The marks we leave behind. The impressions we take.

New exhibition. Paintings by Anna King, Gareth Edwards and Susan Laughton. Ceramics by Paul Wearing

The gallery is excited to announce the debut showing of painters Anna King and Gareth Edwards in our new exhibition "Journey" starting on March 30th 2018.  We will also offering the debut of Ceramic artist Paul Wearing in this exhibition and welcoming return of new works from Gallery favourite Susan's Laughton.

The exhibition will open at 2pm on Friday March 30th.

Margaret Curtis - Perfection in imperfection.  Exhibition of new work available to view online and in gallery now.

Margaret Curtis - Perfection in imperfection. Exhibition of new work available to view online and in gallery now.

Margaret Curtis is a gallery favourite and we have been honoured to represent her work since we opened in 2016.  This new exhiition of work will include her sublime celadon and shino glazes clothing the black clay base she is so well known for.  Many western potters try to encapsulate the essence of Japansese wabi-sabi in their work but struggle to achieve more than a nod to the aesthetic and sentiment, Margaret's work portrays the homage effortlessly.  Her time in Japan is still in her pores and the manifestation of that cultural, spiritual and technical experience is so very evident in her work. 

Margaret has managed, yet again, to walk the tight rope of control and chance exquisitely with this new collection of tea ware, sake ware, platters, bottles and abstracted forms.  Reserve time in your diary to view her work in the gallery or online from Saturday 24th February 2018, it is perfection in imperfection at the highest level.

New Natasha Kumar works available now

New Natasha Kumar works available now

New figurative and architectural work now available to view online and in gallery now.

Natasha's work makes a return the the gallery with new figurative and architectural works. 

Mark Stopforth's liminal landscapes

Mark Stopforth's liminal landscapes

Inspired by his upbringing in the Norfolk Fens, Mark's paintings offer a contemporary and contemplative opportunity to assess one's place within landscape.

New work from this highly exhibited and collected artist now availble to view in the gallery and online.

New work in the gallery from Mizuyo Yamashita

New work in the gallery from Mizuyo Yamashita

Mizuyo's understated, calming and confident works return to the gallery and available online.

Stunning new ceramics from Kirsty Macrae now available online and in gallery

Stunning new ceramics from Kirsty Macrae now available online and in gallery

Glasgow School painter finds her canvas in ceramic form

The gallery is delighted to announce that we have added Kirsty Macrae to our growing family of ceramic artists at the gallery.  A new body of work is available to view and buy online now.  Her work will be available to view in the gallery from Friday 18th January as part of our mixed exhibition "WINTER"

WINTER - Christmas & New Year mixed exhibition - NOW OPEN

WINTER - Christmas & New Year mixed exhibition - NOW OPEN

The Stratford Gallery celebrates its 1st Birthday with a stunning mixed exhibition of gallery artists and new artists for Christmas and the New Year

The Stratford Gallery welcomes you to celebrate it's first Birthday with our Christmas and New Year Exhibition "WINTER"   You will find new work from over 20 gallery artists and a few surprises too.  The show will feature the gallery's most popular artists with new work coming in thorughout the New Year period.

The exhibition is now open and runs until February 2018.

"Still" - Exhibition of new oil paintings by Penny German, from November 4th 2017

"Still" - Exhibition of new oil paintings by Penny German, from November 4th 2017

Penny's beautifully observed still life scenes open in new exhibition "Still" at The Stratford Gallery

on reverie - Exhibition of new work by painter John Lendis and ceramicists Doug Fitch & Hannah McAndrew

on reverie - Exhibition of new work by painter John Lendis and ceramicists Doug Fitch & Hannah McAndrew

'on reverie' To be pleasantly lost in one's own thoughts.

The Startford Gallery is pleased to announce the forthcoming exhibition 'on reverie".   New paintings by internationally renowned oil painter John Lendis with new ceramics by acclaimed potters Doug Fitch & Hannah McAndrew.  Exhibition opening from 1pm on Saturday 7th October 2017.  Please join us for a glass of wine to celebrate this most anticipated show.  John Lendis will be in attendance.

Exhibition of new works by groundbreaking studio potter Chris Taylor - From September 9th 2017

Exhibition of new works by groundbreaking studio potter Chris Taylor - From September 9th 2017

Joyful ceramics tearing up the decorative rule book

The Stratford Gallery is delighted to announce bodies of new works from Chris Taylor on display in the gallery from Saturday September 9th to accompany Natasha's Kumar's "Essence of India" exhibition opening on the same day.

Exhibition of new works from Internationally renowned sculptor Peter Hayes - From September 9th 2017

Exhibition of new works from Internationally renowned sculptor Peter Hayes - From September 9th 2017

Stretching sculptural and ceramic boundaries

The Stratford Gallery is delighted to announce bodies of new works from Peter Hayes on display in the gallery from Saturday September 9th to accompany Natasha's Kumar's "Essence of India" exhibition opening on the same day.

Natasha Kumar - Essence of India.  New exhibition September 9th - October 4th

Natasha Kumar - Essence of India. New exhibition September 9th - October 4th

Unique, architecturally inspired works on paper

The Stratford Gallery is excited to announce a solo show for Natasha Kumar at the gallery during September.  Natasha is an internationally renowned artist capturing the vibrancy, history and mystique of the Indian sub-continent in her beautifully and sensitively observed works.

Expanse - Major exhibition of new works from Zoe Taylor and Rachel Higgins

Expanse - Major exhibition of new works from Zoe Taylor and Rachel Higgins

The largest collection of new works ever made available from two of the gallery's most collected artists

The Stratford Gallery is delighted to announce a major new exhibition from two of the gallery's most collected artists, landscape painter Zoe Taylor and wildlife sculptor Rachel Higgins.  In this exhibition which explores the raw beauty of the British landscape and the wildlife that dwells within it, visitors will have the opportunity to view and buy from the largest collection of works ever assembled by these two artists.

The exhibition begins with a private view of work on Saturday August 5th from 1pm where both artists will be present.

The exhibition runs until September 6th 2017.

Mid Summer

Mid Summer

New exhibition embracing summer in all its contexts - July 8th - August 4th 2017

New paintings by Jo Oakley & David J. Porter
New ceramics by James & Tilla Waters and Lara Scboie

Eddie Curtis - Modern Master - Solo Show    June 17th - July 8th 2017

Eddie Curtis - Modern Master - Solo Show June 17th - July 8th 2017

Exhibiting the development of Eddie Curtis' globally recognised "Blast Series" of work

In March 2017 Eddie Curtis showed his work in Munich in the exhibition titled ‘Modern Masters’ . Qualification for this event, a special crafts and applied arts exhibition featuring over 30 world renowned artists working in various disciplines, was that each artist should ‘stand for the aesthetics of our time’. Mastership was defined as having many origins: ‘the superior use of the material, functional finesse, technical precision, elegance of form, colour, humour and classic understatement.’   

Here at The Stratford Gallery we fully endorse and would like to celebrate this statement of achievement. We are delighted to show not only new and exciting work that Eddie is currently creating but also provide the unique opportunity of presenting some of his earlier works illustrating the complete journey of discovery and creativity since the inception of his work; now so well recognised as ‘The Blast Series’.

Howard & Emma Clegg, Directors, The Stratford Gallery

Our Mind's Eye

Our Mind's Eye

Interpretation and imagination. A curious, joyous collison.

New paintings by Jane Ansell

New ceramics by Pierre Williams

 

New Olivia Walker tea bowls now in the gallery.

New Olivia Walker tea bowls now in the gallery.

Limited new collection of Olivia Walker's tea bowls are available for purchase in the gallery.

Right now Olivia Walker is getting a lot of attention in the Cermaics world and we think rightly so.  We have been telling our visitors that we believe she is one to watch because of her uniquely textured ceramics that marry natural, organic decoration with exquisitely executed ceramic wheel work.  Ceramic Review recently echoed our sentiments in their "One to watch" editorial where homage was paid to Olivia's super ability to bring out the best qualities of the material with which she works.   

The Stratford Gallery is pleased to let our visitors know that we have just received a new collection of tea bowls from Olivia along with two larger bowls.  We do not expect them to hang around for long so please feel free to call us for more information.

By Shore and Field

By Shore and Field

Ceramics, paintings and prints inspired by Britain's coastline and inland flora

New ceramics and prints by Hannah Tounsend
New paintings and etchings by Melanie Goemans

Introducing new sculpture from Peter Hayes
New ceramics from James Hake, Peter Wills, Rhian Malin and Tim Lake

Please join us for a glass of wine on Saturday 8th April from 1pm to celebrate the opening of this exhibition

New to The Stratford Gallery - Peter Hayes Sculpture

New to The Stratford Gallery - Peter Hayes Sculpture

The gallery is delighted to announce that Peter Hayes, renowned British sculptor, has new works being exhibited from April 8th 2017

The Stratford Gallery is delighted to welcome Peter Hayes' new sculptural work to the gallery.  Peter is a hugely accomplished sculptor with significant private and public collections of his work all around the world.  His work is part of collections at the Brussells Museum of Modern Art and the Scottish National Gallery with additional public collections in London, USA, Canada and Germany.

Peter's work is a product of his global curiosity and skills and experince honed from studies and decades of practical application.  He trained in ceramics in the UK and Africa and his subsequent journies has seen him travel extensively thorugh Africa, India, Nepal and Japan always with the purpose of finding inspiration and local crafting skills.

Peter produces ceramic and bronze sculptures that are unmistavably his.  His ceramic pieces are fired in gas kilns slowly with the flames allowed to lick the surfaces of his creations producing a depth of colour and richness of texture.  Spending much of his year in India, Peter's bronzes are cast in his favoured Indian foundry, trusted by him for their ancient expertise and sympathetic handling of his work.

 

A Time For Reflection

A Time For Reflection

Works of stillness and contemplation

The Stratford Gallery opens its March exhibition with new paintings from returning artist Susan Laughton and Emma Franks who is new to the gallery.  New ceramics by Sasha Wardell complete the exhibition with work that emanates peace and thoughtful contemplation.

The Stratford Gallery now accepts online purchases for each artwork we hold.

The Stratford Gallery now accepts online purchases for each artwork we hold.

If you are not able to visit us in person, you can still own our art by purchasing any artwork online.

All artists' works are inidvidually represented on this site and available for purchase by clicking the "Purchase this work" link or by phoning us on 01789 414 400.  If you would like us to take additional photographs of the piece you are interested in please let us know, we will be happy to provide additional images and information.  You can request this information by emailing us here.

When buying online, shipping and packing to UK mainland adresses is added to the price of the artwork.  Online purchases are facilitated via PayPal.

We regularly ship to all corners of the world. If you would like to order any artwork please contact us via email here or phone +44 1789 414 400 for a quote on packing and shipping to your destination.  Please state the artwork you are interested in.  We only ever pass on packing and shipping at cost price.

Of form and colour

Of form and colour

An expression of vitality in the everyday things we use and see

The Stratford Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of a new exhibition of uplifting work by painters Anna Hymas, Debbie George, Ruth Winding, Ele Pack and jilly Bird.  New ceramics by Sarah Dunstan.

As we yearn for warmer, brighter days, The Stratford Gallery provides an antedote to mid winter with this colourful and joyous exhibition of paintings and ceramics.

New Spring Works by Debbie George

New Spring Works by Debbie George

An antedote to Mid Winter

New spring works are now at the gallery.  Debbie George's joyful paintings will remnd you that spring is coming with her beautiful floral and ceramic compositions undoubtedly uplifting for such a cold and grey time of year.

Beyond The Real

Beyond The Real

An exploration of place, time and reality

3rd January - 31st January 2017

The Stratford Gallery is pleased to announce a new exhibition of work from painters Gina Parr, John Clark, Jilly Bird and Plum Neasmith with new ceramic work by Hilary Mayo, Oilivia Walker and Richard Miller.

The Stratford Gallery Opens

The Stratford Gallery Opens

A new destination for fine art in Central England

The Stratford Gallery is pleased to announce its opening exhibition.  The gallery will open with a mixed exhibition of some of the UK's finest contemporary painters, ceramic artists and sculptors with a private view for invited collectors on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th November 2016.  General viewing from Monday 28th november 2016.