Now Open: SMALL WORKS, GREAT ARTISTS, until 27 April 2023

Now Open: SMALL WORKS, GREAT ARTISTS, until 27 April 2023

4 - 27 April 2023

Small Works, Great Artists form of sgraffito motif, is shown beside classic pitted stoneware vases by Lucie Rie and freshly thrown vessels by Jennifer Lee.  A fascinating earthenware pedestal bowl by Gordon Baldwin, dating from 1978 is juxtaposed with a charming sculpture by Ian Godfrey.

We are thrilled to exhibit for the first time the work of Suzuki Osamu, an avant-garde artist whose ceramics have received tremendous praise in Japan.  Two sculptures on display, Summer Moon and Mirror of Cloud demonstrate Osamu’s break from traditional styles and methods favoured by many of his contemporaries.  Also sourced during a recent visit to Japan are a beautiful selection of guinomi by Shozo Michikawa and new tea bowls by Machiko Ogawa, decorated in a delicate alabaster glaze.

Though the exhibition focuses on ceramics, highlights also include two works on Washi (Japanese paper) by Shihoko Fukumoto and Urushi lacquer sculptures by Genta Ishizuka.

The show represents the following artists:

Gordon Baldwin, Claudi Casanovas, Hans Coper, Ruth Duckworth, Sara Flynn, Shihoko Fukumoto, Ian Godfrey, Ewen Henderson, Genta Ishizuka, Ryuichi Kakurezaki, Yasuhisa Kohyama, Ryoji Koie, Beate Kuhn, Jennifer Lee, Jacqueline Lerat, Gillian Lowndes, Shozo Michikawa, Machiko Ogawa, Suzuki Osamu, Sara Radstone, Lucie Rie, Inger Rokkjær, James Tower, Shiro Tsujimura, Gertrud Vasegaard, John Ward.

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