March hares past, now on through the storm.


Easter weekend is upon us and I think I have clocked a personal best for water absorption during an umbrellaless walk to the gallery this morning. York Street is empty bar a couple of brave citizens wrestling their umbrellas into compliance in the downpour. The Abbey bells are ringing out, it is warm and light in the gallery, and as I type the postman has just abandoned his delivery cart to take shelter in the bookshop’s porch. It is windy and it is wet.

In Extremis, Bronze, Ed. 6 of 9 h32 x 49 x 6 cm. £6,500


Caught Between Two Great Waves, Acrylic on Paper 88 x 98 cm. £3,300


‘Rain’ by Raymond Carver

‘Woke up this morning with
a terrific urge to lie in bed all day
and read. Fought against it for a minute.

Then looked out the window at the rain.
And gave over. Put myself entirely
in the keep of this rainy morning.

Would I live my life over again?
Make the same unforgiveable mistakes?
Yes, given half a chance. Yes.’

This bronze boxing March hare floats like a butterfly on the shelf in the window looking out at the deluge on York Street


Shadow Boxer (View 1), Bronze Ed. of 12, Height 71 cm. £6900


We are open on Good Friday, 11-4 and on Easter Saturday and Monday, when the weather will show a marked improvement (it couldn’t get much worse). Adam Buick’s pots are on display, so if you like moon jars, there is no better place to visit….

Adam Buick  From top left clockwise:
BA56 Small Moon Jar  
Porcelain with Iron Pyrite Ht. 17 cm. £380
BA37  Miniature Moon Jar  Porcelain with Wood Ash Glaze  Ht. 9 cm.  £160
BA24  Miniature Moon Jar  Porcelain with Copper Ore Glaze  Ht. 9 cm.  £160
BA54  Small Moon Jar Porcelain with Treginnis Copper Ore Path Ht 22 cm. £420


And finally.. last Sunday after the rain subsided I took a long walk, passing a couple of places that Stewart paints in his exhibition. A kingfisher, a dipper, some wagtails and long tail tits later, I came across the spot where Stewart painted this painting:

River Frome at Iford Manor, Acrylic on Paper 79 x 81 cm. £2,900

‘Happiness’ by Raymond Carver

‘So early it’s still almost dark out.
I’m near the window with coffee,
and the usual early morning stuff
that passes for thought.
When I see the boy and his friend
walking up the road
to deliver the newspaper.
They wear caps and sweaters,
and one boy has a bag over his shoulder.
They are so happy
they aren’t saying anything, these boys.
I think if they could, they would take
each other’s arm.
It’s early in the morning,
and they are doing this thing together.
They come on, slowly.
The sky is taking on light,
though the moon still hangs pale over the water.
Such beauty that for a minute
death and ambition, even love,
doesn’t enter into this.
Happiness. It comes on
unexpectedly. And goes beyond, really,
any early morning talk about it.’


Iford, Wiltshire 24 March 2024

New Paintings by Stewart Edmondson
New Ceramics by Adam Buick

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