It promises to be a lovely and exciting spring at Bircham Gallery and our current mixed exhibition which continues until Wednesday 8 March is a wonderful selection of work by new and established artists to include paintings by Reg Cartwright, Michael Coulter, Tessa Newcomb, Jane Human, Chris Prout and Nick Ellerby; ceramics by Sarah Jenkins, Rhian Malin and Peter Hayes. Glassware by newcomer Heather Gillespie who is a glass engraver specialising in the 16th century art of copper wheel engraving a technique no longer taught in this country.
Saturday 11 March sees the opening of a new exhibition of paintings by Tony Scrivener and pottery by Nigel Lambert.
Tony Scrivener’s distinctive paintings comprise principally landscapes and still life. Drawing plays a key role in the development of his work, with line playing a key role in his paintings, delineating and separating space of both object and composition. His methodology is one of constant change until the tensions of the composition are right – a process which manifests itself in surface texture, residual colour and marks that give the painting its depth.
Nigel Lambert is a potter whose slip-decorated wood-fired earthenware has earned him international recognition. His thrown and altered pots combine bold contemporary shapes, with his unique style of decoration and strong sense of function.
The exhibition continues until Wednesday 29 March.
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