Matthew Lanyon
‘Faster Than Words: Older Than Thought’
with ceramics by Janet Leach and Jack Doherty

8 September to 13 October, 2018

In the first UK exhibition of Matthew Lanyon’s work since his death in 2016, we present ‘Faster Than Words: Older Than Thought’, a collection of selected works which celebrate the brilliance and gravity of his career as one of Cornwall’s most important artists.

Accompanying these works are exemplary pieces by potter Janet Leach, which demonstrate both the influence of her commitment to the Leach Pottery and its creative tenets, and the overriding presence of her own creative voice, alongside the exhibition entitled ‘Grounding’ which marks a creatively rich decade for Irish potter Jack Doherty, and celebrates his long term collaborative partnership with curator Sarah Frangleton.

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Matthew Chambers
with paintings by Emma Williams

4 August to 1 September

Showing alongside Neil Davies, Chris Keenan and Emily Nixon from 4 August, an exhibition of new ceramic works by Royal College of Art graduate Matthew Chambers, which update key forms and patterns from his unique portfolio, alongside new paintings by St Ives artist Emma Williams.

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The Lie of the Land | Neil Davies
with ceramics by Chris Keenan and jewellery by Emily Nixon

7 July to 1 September

In this new collection, landscape painter Neil Davies explores the contrast between the underlying structure of the Cornish landscape, and the endless seasonal change that affects its surface. Combining a vibrant palette with swiftly applied brush stokes, poured paint, and shimmering detail, these paintings respond to changes in the light, the turning of the seasons, and the cycle of Atlantic weather systems on Cornwall’s beautiful far west landscape.

Accompanying this exhibition is new work by British potter Chris Keenan, and handcrafted jewellery by maker Emily Nixon.

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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

John Miller

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.

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