Contemporary Glass by Jenny Ayrton & Unique Studio Pieces from the Leach Pottery with jewellery by Breon O’Casey, Guy Royle and Paul Preston.
1st December to 31st January
Throughout Christmas and the New Year we are exhibiting work by one of the rising stars of
contemporary glass alongside a unique collection of one-off studio pieces from the Leach
Jenny Ayrton’s original works capture miniature wonderlands in molten glass. Encasing
delicate metal drawings within blocks of glass, her delightfully domestic sculptures are
inspired by familiar, everyday scenes. New to the arts scene and having recently won the
R&A Collaboration award at Made, London, Ayrton’s works make the perfect investment
piece or affordable art lovers gift this Christmas.
In collaboration with the Leach Pottery’s current From The Studio exhibition, we are also
proud to present several highly unique, stand alone works from the Pottery’s talented
studio team, as well as our year round collection of Leach Tableware.
Accompanying these works is a collection of beautiful contemporary jewellery. Our current
collection of Breon O’Casey pieces come directly from the O’Casey estate, many of which
have been held in the USA and never seen before in the UK. Guy Royle, who trained under
Breon O’Casey, is renowned for his bold contemporary jewellery. Working with beaten and
etched silver and 18ct yellow gold set with semi-precious stones, his work is exquisitely
crafted and blurs the boundaries of jewellery and art. We are also showing the work of
celebrated jeweller Paul Preston, whose exquisite and highly collectable work is held as part
of the National Collection at the V&A, London.
Other featured designer-makers include Cornelius Jakob Van Dop, Chris Boland, Sarah
Watson, Tanja Ufer, Duibhne Gough, Helen Noakes and Amanda Ray.
Please contact the gallery for info on available jewellery pieces
Relighting the Leach Pottery Fire
New Craftsman were proud to be the main contributor to the Leach Pottery’s campaign to bring their historic fireplace back into use. Well done to all who pledged funds to relight theLeach fire and put the heart back into the old pottery workshop. The fire was lit as part of a celebratory gathering on 24th October.
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.
Tate St Ives Commission Designer Range from Artist Emma Jeffryes
to Commemorate their 21st year
In celebration of Tate St Ives’ 21st birthday, longstanding New Craftsman artist Emma Jeffryes has been commissioned to create artwork for a limited edition commemorative mug and birthday bag. Emma’s gorgeously quirky images of St Ives bay have become synonymous with the town and have made her one of West Cornwall’s most popular painters.
The mug will be available from the re-opening of the gallery on 17 May 2014, exclusively from the Tate St Ives shop. The 21st Birthday bag, which will be given away exclusively to visitors buying a combined ticket, will be available from 20th June while stocks last.