Neil Davies | Come Rain or Shine
with ceramics by Chris Keenan
16 July to 31 August
A summer-long exhibition by Penwith artist Neil Davies. This new collection of paintings, entitled Come Rain or Shine, responds to the benevolent and malevolent forces of the far west’s uniquely powerful weather systems, and their effect on the ever changing beauty of the Cornish landscape. With broad strokes and a palette of deep colours, Davies paints the endless flux of Penwith’s cliffs, hedgerows and heathland, following the seasons as ocean colours change from pale silver to deep purple under ominous skies.
Accompanying this exhibition are the pure shapes and cool colours of works by celebrated British potter Chris Keenan, previously apprenticed to Edmund de Waal, whose works are held in collections at the V&A and Ashmolean Museums; and from 13th August onwards an inspiring collection of contemporary ceramics by Matthew Chambers, whose breathtakingly complex geometric constructions have made him one of Europe’s most talked about artists.
View the Neil Davies catalogue.
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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
We have a wonderful programme of exhibitions throughout the year, beginning on 25th March with our Easter show by St Ives painter Emma Jeffryes, ceramicist and Jerwood Makers prize winner Adam Buick and ceramic artist Rowena Brown. Exhibiting artists for 2016 also include Akiko Hirai, Neil Davies, Matthew Chambers, Chris Keenan, Matthew Lanyon and many others.
From 13th August onwards, alongside our Neil Davies and Chris Keenan exhibition, we’ll be presenting an inspiring collection of contemporary ceramics by Matthew Chambers, whose breathtakingly complex geometric constructions have made him one of Europe’s most talked about artists.
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New Craftsman 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.
Throughout his career John Miller was closely identified with the New Craftsman gallery. His lifetime partner Michael Truscott kindly allowed this association to continue following John's death in 2002, and we are therefore proud to exhibit remaining works from John’s Cornwall studio. Please see our John Miller page for further information.