Neil Davies | Unexpected
with Tanya Gomez and Lawrence Murley

11 July to 29 August

In this new collection of work Penwith based artist Neil Davies explores reactions to the unexpected, painting startling aspects of the landscape which have made him stop and take notice. Each canvas is created in response to a single anomaly - a cloud formation, a flash of sunlight on a distant cottage, the twisted contour of a gorse bush or a brand new, bright yellow boat dazzling on a muted granite slipway.

Respected British ceramicist Tanya Gomez creates porcelain forms which capture the ephemeral qualities of fluidity, movement and space, while sculptor Lawrence Murley brings a broad spectrum of animals to life in exquisitely carved, highly polished stone.

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Neil Davies | Unexpected with Tanya Gomez and Lawrence Murley Neil Davies | Unexpected with Tanya Gomez and Lawrence Murley Neil Davies | Unexpected with Tanya Gomez and Lawrence Murley

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

Contemporary Jewellery by Breon O’Casey

Our current collection of uniquely beautiful Breon O’Casey jewellery will remain at the gallery throughout the spring. These beautiful pieces are from the O’Casey estate, many of which have been held in the USA and never seen before in the UK.

Other featured jewellery makers include Cornelius Jakob Van Dop, Chris Boland, Sarah Watson, Bea Jareno, Helen Noakes, Amanda Ray, Duibhne Gough and Guy Royle.

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Contemporary Jewellery by Breon O’Casey

Waypoint | A multi-site exhibition of contemporary vessels by Jack Doherty

5 September – 9 October 2015

The navigational reference Waypoint is the title for an exhibition of soda-fired porcelain vessels by Jack Doherty connecting with the unique heritage of a fishing community. On show during the St Ives September Festival 2015, the core of the exhibition will be hosted here at New Craftsman Gallery with an element of the work presented in historic fishermen’s chapels and traditional places of refuge around the town including St Leonards Chapel, located on the harbour, St Nicholas Chapel, the island and the Fisherman’s Rose Lodge on the wharf. A series of talks and events will accompany the exhibition.

The show will also be accompanied by new work from landscape painter Neil Pinkett, contemporary jewellery by Guy Royle and a collection of original screen prints by Wilhelmina Barns-Graham.


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Waypoint | A multi-site exhibition of contemporary vessels by Jack Doherty - 5 September – 9 October 2015

Leach Tableware

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.

Leach Tableware - Available throughout the year

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St Ives September Festival 12th - 26th September

Waypoint | Related Talks and Events

Waypoint: An illustrated talk by Jack Doherty
1pm - Wednesday 16th September
Venue: The Arts Club, West Cotts Quay, St Ives
Price: £5.00

Jack Doherty relocated to St Ives in 2008 to take up the role as first Lead Potter and Creative Director at the refurbished Leach Pottery to establish the new production studios. His move to the Cornish harbour town marked a significant point on a journey in his career. Jack will talk about his recent work providing insight and interpretation into his archetypal vessel forms in relation to his childhood experience growing up in a fishing port on the north coast of Ireland.

Waypoint: A guided walk and talk with Jack Doherty
2.30pm - Thursday 17th September and 2.30pm - Thursday 22nd September
Meeting point: New Craftsman Gallery, Fore Street, St Ives
Price: This is a free event but please book as places are limited | 01736 795652

Meeting at the New Craftsman Gallery Jack Doherty will lead an informal guided walk and talk to the three locations around the town where his work is sited during the Arts festival. This is an opportunity to discuss the relevance and context of the Fisherman’s Chapels and Lodge in relation to his most recent work.

Ceramics - Site and Place: a talk by Sarah Frangleton, Independent Curator
3.30pm - Wednesday 23rd September
Venue: Porthmeor Studios, Back Street West, St Ives
Price: £5.00

Contemporary ceramic artists have challenged the traditional nature of display and context of place beyond the conventional gallery environment. Sarah Frangleton, curator of Waypoint considers the expanded field of site-responsive ceramics.

Pray some fishes and a dry safe bed: a talk by Tony Farrell and Jack Doherty
11am - Thursday 24th September
Venue: The Rose Lodge, The Wharf, St Ives
Price: This is a free event but please book as places are limited | 01736 795652

A traditional meeting place for St Ives fishermen since 1918, the Rose Lodge and Shore Shelter are a living archive of stories. Local historian Tony Farrell will be spinning a yarn with Jack Doherty, talking about the history of the Lodges, the decline of a once vibrant fishing industry and the men who risked their lives at sea.

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