Clay

29 January - 15 February 2014

exhibition

Here, clay forms transcend their functional potential.

In such a way, Marea Gazzard's iconic clay sculptures retain the sense of a vessel whilst Peter Rushforth's functional vessels invite aesthetic contemplation.

What makes a form beautiful, powerful, good? For the ancient Greeks it was proportion, harmony and order. For the Japanese it is wabi-sabi - a balance between simplicity and complexity, restraint and spontaneity, perfection and imperfection, permanence and impermanence.

The artists in this exhibition transform clay - that ancient medium - into objects that are timeless.

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featuring

  • Mitsuo Shoji
  • Peter Cooley
  • Peter Rushforth
  • Simon Reece