superbowls: Interpretations of an ageless design
11 march - 7 May 2017
'Bowls are objects of everyday use and must be one of the first items humans made by pinching and squeezing clay with their fingers to form a usable container. After many thousands of years the bowl is being used and reinvented every day and can be one of the simplest and most basic forms a ceramicist can make to be used. But what makes the bowl so enduring as an art object? It has all the formal values an artist needs to work with: linear profile, form, volumetric presence, surface, texture and colour. The perfect vehicle for a ceramicist to express and explore ideas.'
Exhibition curator, Geoffrey Swindell.
Geoffrey has invited fourteen UK artists working in clay to create work for Superbowls. The only guidelines being that the objects should be essentially shallow, hollow containers and connect stylistically to individual interests and current work as artists and designers. Some of the artists are already known for their bowl forms but others will be new to this format. Visitors to the exhibition will no doubt be exposed to a very diverse and creative approach to the brief.
Exhibiting artists: Natalia Dias, Vilas Silverton, Rachel Foxwell, Ian Rylatt, David Burnham Smith, Peter Wills, Zoe Hillyard, Paul Taylor, Caroline Taylor, Duncan Ayscough, Sean Gordon, Ashraf Hanna, Sue Hanna, Geoffrey Swindell.