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.

Exhibition opening: Saturday 7th October 2017 from 1pm.  

Please join us for a glass of wine to celebrate the opening of this exhibition.

John Lendis will be in attendance.

Essence of India - Exhibition of new works from Natasha Kumar

Essence of India - Exhibition of new works from Natasha Kumar

Unique, architecturally inspired works on paper

New works by leading British printmaker and artist Natasha Kumar will open on Saturday 9th September 2017 and run until October 4th 2017.

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

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

Landscape painter Zoe Taylor provides major collection of new works alongside new work from sculptor Rachel Higgins

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

Exhibition embracing summer in all its contexts

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

We are delighted to add five new artists to the growing stable of British artworks represented by The Stratford Gallery.  
In this exhibition we explore the meaning of Summer with exquisite paintings by Jo Oakley, drawing on how our natural world mingles with our sense of place, objects in our lives and our environment.
David J Porter delights with his considered compositions of landscape, abstracted with a concern for the emotional, nostalgic tone of summer.  
Lara Scobie works with The Gallery for the first time with her amazingly fine ceramic vessels, expressing a love for form, pattern and colour, visually tempting the interaction of our senses.  
James & Tilla Waters grace Stratford with their reputation for beautifully crafted and decorated ceramic works.  A husband and wife team sharing making and decoration in their Welsh studio, James and Tilla have a huge international reputation for their ceramic craft.

Eddie Curtis Solo Show - Modern Master

Eddie Curtis Solo Show - Modern Master

Solo Show documenting the development of Eddie's globally recognised "Blast Series" of work

The Startford Gallery is honoured to announce that Eddie Curtis will be documenting the development of his globally recognised "Blast Series" of works at the gallery from June 17th to July 8th 2017.

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’.

Eddie will be in attendance at the opening of the exhibition on June 17th 2017.  If you would like an invitation please contact the gallery on 01789 414 400 or by sending us a message to art@thestratfordgallery.co.uk

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

New work by James Hake now in the gallery

New work by James Hake now in the gallery

Stunning new work by James Hake now available in the gallery

30/03/2017

The gallery is delighted to have received a new collection of work by renowned and much collected James Hake.  James has recently installed a new gas kiln at his studio in Lancahire and The Stratford Gallery is excited to show newly fired pieces.  Alongside much coveted signature forms and glaze patterns we have never seen before glaze combinations and glaze runs.  Come and visit us to see the pieces or phone us for more information.

Richard Miller's work is all about crossing boundaries

Richard Miller's work is all about crossing boundaries

Richard's family history informs his amazing vessels

Viewers of the BBC's "Great Pottery Throwdown" will instantly recognise Richard Miller as "Kiln Man Rich" from the hugely popular TV series but many are completely unaware that he is an accomplished potter with a bespoke tile business and a studio producing his own personal work.  Recently interviewed by The Stratford Herald, Richard explains the journey he has taken in the world of ceramics. The article can be read below.

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 "Purchse 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.

New works available by Jessica Thorn

New works available by Jessica Thorn

A study in long established container production influences these subtle, polished porcelain pieces.

The Stratford Gallery is pleased to announe a new delivery of work from emerging potter, Jessica thorn.

Beyond The Real

Beyond The Real

An exploration of place, time and reality

The Stratford Gallery is pleased to announce our current exhibition "Beyond The Real".  An exhibition of new paintings and ceramics exploring the connection between time, place and emotion.  

New Eddie Curtis works available

New Eddie Curtis works available

Shino and applied texture Sake Bottles, Vases, Lidded Containers and Tea Caddies

New collection of works available from Eddie Curtis, please contact us at the gallery for more information or purchase.

The beauty of imperfection

The beauty of imperfection

Eddie & Margaret Curtis, Ceramic Artists

When you study Eddie and Margaret’s pieces you will see not just the object itself but the decades of evolving experimentation, skill and craft that allows the works to exhibit the qualities they do.  By investing in even a single piece you are investing in an irreplaceable sense of time that so many ceramicists who are producing work in the burgeoning studio pottery scene cannot possibly offer.

 

Daylight captured, darkness awaits.

Daylight captured, darkness awaits.

Narrow parameters drive consistently sublime results

Admirers of Harriet Porter’s work often fix their gaze for long periods without blinking.  I have noticed this several times with our gallery visitors.  The work demands that level of attention, it is so skilfully observed and recorded that it takes time to absorb the sublime finery of the canvases.

Ruth Winding - golden wonders

Ruth Winding - golden wonders

Dec 1st 2016

To see Ruth’s panels as objects of desire is understandable.  Their richness is wholly combined with our primitive human lure to gold, the scenes themselves suggest an imperial, palatial quality.  It would not surprise if you were told that these paintings had come from a dynastic ruler of some far off oriental land.  But to say these pieces are modern Chinoiserie is to simplify them too much.
 

The Stratford Gallery Opens

The Stratford Gallery Opens

A new destination for fine art in Central England

A new gallery to Warwickshire aims to provide the very best of contemporary painting, ceramics and sculpture to the region.