Friday 27th July sees the start of the Harlequin Gallery Summer 2018 mixed exhibition, with a wide selection of both British and Japanese studio ceramics, together with the odd piece from elsewhere.
In the last two years I have been fortunate to have been able to acquired several pieces of early work by Sara Radstone that have all found homes but I am delighted to be able to include the largest piece yet in this exhibition. It was originally purchased from Sara directly from the Arlingford Studios in S. W. London where she worked at the time. It has a maximum height of 52cm and is around 40cm at its widest.
A potter, who has been featured in Harlequin Gallery exhibitions for much longer than Sara is Poh Chap Yeap and because of the amount of his pots that I have been able to acquire over the years it has been possible to introduce the work of this fine artist, who was active for only a little over ten years, to numerous clients. These days it is getting more difficult to get examples of Yeap’s work and I am especially pleased to have some of his tenmoku pots in this exhibition, as I personally think these are his finest work.
The Summer 2018 exhibition will include work by two of the earliest studio potters working in England, namely Denise Wren and William Staite Murray, but there will also be recent work from Jane Cairns, whose work I have featured regularly over recent years. Jane’s studio is on the bank of the Thames not too far away from the Harlequin and a small feature of the work included and her influences can be found HERE.
Although the majority of the work in the Summer 2018 exhibition will be British studio pottery, I have included an example of the work of American potter Jeff Shapiro, who gained much of his knowledge during the nine years that he was a resident in Japan between 1973 and 1981. This links very well with the examples of Bizen Pottery from Japan that are also in the exhibition and are discussed HERE. There will also be other Japanese pottery on show, including the fine Oni-Hagi cut-foot chawan by the elder statesman of Hagi pottery, Shibuya Deishi that is shown below.
The exhibition will be open from
11am until 5pm on Friday 27th July
11am until 5pm on Saturday 28th July
By appointment between 11am and 5pm on Sunday 29th July
and then by appointment until and including Saturday 26th August. If you have visit previously then please just turn up on the Friday or Saturday. However, if you need directions or wish to make a specific appointment then please use the CONTACT PAGE. I look forward to seeing you over the next few weeks.