Akiko Hirai and Jason Collingwood
with paintings by Malcolm Ashman RWA
26 May to 30 June
From Whit Week, we present an exhibition by talented husband and wife Jason Collingwood and Akiko Hirai. Rugmaker Jason Collingwood’s striking, geometric designs have positioned him as one of the UK’s most distinctive makers. Over the last 30 years he has woven over 2500 rugs to commission, for both private and corporate clients. Ceramicist Akiko Hirai’s richly textured, functional pottery follows the traditional Japanese method of letting the quality of her clays direct her work, and includes large vessels and other domestic pieces.
Accompanying this show is a collection of works by landscape painter Malcolm Ashman RWA.
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James and Tilla Waters
28 April to 19 May
Award winning studio potters James and Tilla met while apprenticed to acclaimed ceramicist Rupert Spira, and went on to establish their own pottery in 2002. Combining James’s making skills with Tilla’s love of colour and design, this exclusive collection marks an exciting change of direction away from their well-known functional ware, towards large scale, more decorative pieces.
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Jane Reeves | Refresh
5 May to 19 May
Jane Reeves’ unique glass paintings are inspired by the quality of light, natural energy and wild beauty of the Cornish coast. Her work is infused with both the gentle rhythm of harbour waves and the powerful crash of huge beach breakers, with all the colour, light and sound that they possess.
Matthew Lanyon at New Craftsman
Matthew Lanyon was one of Cornwall’s most important painters. His passion for the landscape and cultural legacy of Cornwall has resulted in an immeasurable contribution to the art of the region. This September, we will be holding the first exhibition of Matthew’s work in the UK since his death in 2016. For advance enquiries, please contact the gallery.
2018 at New Craftsman
Our 2018 exhibition season opens on 31 March with an exhibition by leading St Ives artist Emma Jeffryes and ceramicist Maria Kristofferson. Throughout the year we will also be presenting exhibitions of work by painters Neil Davies, Colin Orchard, Emma Williams, Malcolm Ashman and others, plus ceramicists Akiko Hirai, Chris Keenan, Matthew Chambers, Janet Leach, Jack Doherty and Tanya Gomez, and textile artist Jason Collingwood.
For the St Ives September Festival, we are proud to present an exhibition of work by distinguished Cornish painter Matthew Lanyon.
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
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.