Akiko Hirai and Lieke Ritman
with an exclusive collection of limited edition prints by Lucie Bray
28 May to 2 July
From Whitweek and throughout June, internationally respected ceramicist Akiko Hirai responds to the idea of a ‘home museum’, considering domestic wares as both practical and art objects and exploring the idea that we ‘curate’ our own home environment. This new collection includes her signature Moon Jars and Morandi bottles alongside other domestic pieces such as jugs, teapots, cups and plates. The semi-abstracted paintings and prints of Lieke Ritman are celebrated for their engagement with ‘place’. This new collection of works are inspired by the land and seascapes of West Cornwall. St Ives artist Lucie Bray was one of Cornwall’s finest contemporary ‘plein air’ painters. Her high energy works were inspired by many hours spent observing West Cornwall’s turbulently beautiful coastline, and the vigorous quality of her mark making says much about the unique beauty of this area. This first ever collection of limited edition prints includes paintings inspired by the coastal landscape of St Ives.
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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.
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.
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