Neil Davies | Unexpected
with Tanya Gomez and Lawrence Murley
11 July to 29 August
In this new collection of work Penwith based artist Neil Davies explores reactions to the unexpected, painting startling aspects of the landscape which have made him stop and take notice. Each canvas is created in response to a single anomaly - a cloud formation, a flash of sunlight on a distant cottage, the twisted contour of a gorse bush or a brand new, bright yellow boat dazzling on a muted granite slipway.
Respected British ceramicist Tanya Gomez creates porcelain forms which capture the ephemeral qualities of fluidity, movement and space, while sculptor Lawrence Murley brings a broad spectrum of animals to life in exquisitely carved, highly polished stone.
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New Craftsman [is] one of [St Ives] finest galleries, offering a delightful mix of paintings, pots, jewellery and glass by famous artists and affordable newcomers.
Jonathan Lorie. The Independent, Wednesday 24 June 2015
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.
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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.
The show will also be accompanied by new work from landscape painter Neil Pinkett, contemporary jewellery by Guy Royle and a collection of original screen prints by Wilhelmina Barns-Graham.
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.