Ursula Mommens – Form and Function

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During the time that I staged exhibitions of potters’ current work at the Harlequin Gallery in Greenwich, Ursula Mommens was one of my best-selling artists. She attracted many collectors from around the country, including the legendary, Bill Ismay. Bill, whose … Continued

Towards Abstraction: Abstract Ceramics

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The ceramics in this exhibition, beginning on Monday 14th September 2020, are moving towards the abstract, when compared to those in the last exhibition. Having said that the art historian, Herbert Reed, stated over 80 years ago that “pottery is … Continued

Into Autumn 2019

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    I am delighted to have managed to curate three exhibitions at the Harlequin Gallery this year, with this one beginning of Friday 27th September the last of the series. Being Autumn 2019 reminds me that, as someone that … Continued

Summer 2019 Exhibition

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The second Harlequin Gallery exhibition of the year is the Summer 2019 exhibition that begins at 11am on Friday 28th June and will continue until the end of August. As usual it will contain a variety of British and Japanese … Continued

William Marshall – pottery master

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I admired the pots of William Marshall long before I had the pleasure of meeting him, on several occasions, during my regular springtime trips down to St. Ives in the late 1990s. William Marshall, usually referred to as Bill, was … Continued

Anniversary Exhibition 2019

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The Anniversary exhibition at the Harlequin Gallery opened for business at 11am on Friday 1st March. Although I had originally planned to refer to it as the Spring exhibition, it occurred to me that March 2019 marks 20 years since … Continued

Julian King Salter hand-built ceramics

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I first became aware of Julian King Salter and his hand-built ceramics at a solo exhibition of his work at the Harlequin Gallery in the late 1990s before taking over the gallery myself in 1999. Julian was born in 1954 … Continued