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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.