New Ceramic Sculptures
12 November to 24 December
You are cordially invited to the Private View on Friday 11 November, 6-8 p.m.
In a change to the timings listed on the postal invitation cards, the artists Nick Mackman and Chris Keenan will be here next Friday evening between 6 and 8 p.m. You are very welcome to come along, have a glass of prosecco and talk to the artists. Chris Keenan will also be in attendance as advertised on Saturday 12 November 1-4 p.m.
For two years in the 1990s Chris served as an apprentice to Edmund de Waal. A fellow of the Craft Potters’ Association, Chris has exhibited in the U.S., Japan, Korea and has collectors all over the globe. Each show with Beaux Arts usually has a unifying theme according to colour, form and composition, this years show featuring a strong emphasis on celadon and tenmoku glazes with ferric markings.
Nick is a former winner of the Wildlife Artist of the Year award (2015) and also for many years has made the trophies which are presented by the BBC for the Wildlife Photographer of the Year award.
She has travelled the globe to research the animals that she sculpts, most notably numerous trips to the South Luangwa National Park in Zambia.
This latest show features a pack of North American timber wolves, together with a troupe of their distant cousins, the wild dogs, many of whom she has seen in action in Zambia. There will also be a graceful aardvark, a hyena and cub, warthogs, and….. an ‘ugly’ (the clue is in the collective noun) of honking sea creatures never before seen in Nick Mackman raku !!!
That alone is worth the entrance fee (reader-there isn’t one).
There is a lion in my living room. I feed it raw meat
so it does not hurt me. It is a strange thing
to nourish what could kill you
in the hopes it does not kill you.
We have lived like this, it and I, for so many years.
Sometimes it feels like we have always lived like this.
Sometimes I think I have always been like this.”
-The Lion by Clementine von Radics