Derya Erdem | Emma Williams | Hilary Mayo
23 May to 27 June 2015
On show throughout Whitweek and continuing until the end of June, an exhibition of paintings by Derya Erdem and Emma Williams, with ceramics by new maker Hilary Mayo.
Derya Erdem’s abstract paintings find their power in the artist’s mastery of composition and an uplifting palette of primary and secondary colours. Inspired by dreams and the collected histories of her years living in Cornwall, works in this exhibition explore the relationship between human nature and the environment.
The vivid colour and flattened perspective of Emma Williams’ paintings reflect the artist’s background in printed textile design and bring a contemporary edge to the classic genres of still life and landscape. Hilary Mayo’s ceramics vessels and sculptural pieces are inspired by fragments of visual memory, and this new collection of works respond to Mayo’s recent stint as a volunteer at the Rio de Janeiro Street Child World Cup.
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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.
View our Breon O'Casey collection
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.
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.
Announcing our 2015 Exhibition Programme
Our 2015 exhibitions schedule includes painting, studio ceramics, sculpture and handmade jewellery by Cornwall and the UKs leading contemporary artists and craftspeople. Watch this space for news on shows by Emma Jeffryes, Cristina Zani, Dylan Bowen, Derya Erdem, Emma Williams, Hilary Mayo, Neil Davies, Tanya Gomez, Lawrence Murley, Jack Doherty, Colin Orchard, Guy Royle and Cornelius Jacob van Dop.