Seaward | Emma Jeffryes with Cristina Zani and Dylan Bowen
28 March to 25 April 2015
Heralding the onset of spring, New Craftsman Gallery presents a vibrant exhibition of paintings by Emma Jeffryes, contemporary jewellery by Cristina Zani and ceramics by Dylan Bowen.
For her new collection of works, entitled Seaward, painter Emma Jeffryes has invested long hours of ‘absolute sea gazing’, spending days at a time completely absorbed by ever changing tides, weather and ocean wave patterns. Drawing on a palette of rich coastal colours, her distinctly naïve works lead us from the tranquillity of low tide sands and bright fishing boats in St Ives harbour to the drama and grandeur of the 2014 Tall Ship Regatta Parade of Sail at Falmouth.
Underpinned by her fascination with literature, travel and architecture, Cristina Zani’s jewellery is a tangible testimonial of her journeys through cities while Dylan Bowen’s wheel thrown and handbuilt, slip decorated earthenware strikes a unique balance between traditional ceramics and pure works of painterly art.
View the exhibition here
Contemporary Jewellery by Breon O’Casey
Our current collection of uniquely beautiful Breon O’Casey jewellery will remain at the gallery throughout the spring. These beautiful pieces are from the O’Casey estate, many of which have been held in the USA and never seen before in the UK.
Other featured jewellery makers include Cornelius Jakob Van Dop, Chris Boland, Sarah Watson, Bea Jareno, Helen Noakes, Amanda Ray, Duibhne Gough and Guy Royle.
View our Breon O'Casey collection
Waypoint | A multi-site exhibition of contemporary vessels by Jack Doherty
5 September – 9 October 2015
The navigational reference Waypoint is the title for an exhibition of soda-fired porcelain vessels by Jack Doherty connecting with the unique heritage of a fishing community. On show during the St Ives September Festival 2015, the core of the exhibition will be hosted here at New Craftsman Gallery with an element of the work presented in historic fishermen’s chapels and traditional places of refuge around the town including St Leonards Chapel, located on the harbour, St Nicholas Chapel, the island and the Fisherman’s Rose Lodge on the wharf. A series of talks and events will accompany the exhibition.
Available throughout the year
New Craftsman proudly continues to be the Leach Pottery’s nominated town centre stockist of the new Leach Tableware. Handmade and fired in St Ives, each piece is made with local clay and is designed for function and beauty. Available throughout the year.
Announcing our 2015 Exhibition Programme
Our 2015 exhibitions schedule includes painting, studio ceramics, sculpture and handmade jewellery by Cornwall and the UKs leading contemporary artists and craftspeople. Watch this space for news on shows by Emma Jeffryes, Cristina Zani, Dylan Bowen, Derya Erdem, Emma Williams, Hilary Mayo, Neil Davies, Tanya Gomez, Lawrence Murley, Jack Doherty, Colin Orchard, Guy Royle and Cornelius Jacob van Dop.