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Wills Lane Gallery at Collect 2015
Saatchi Gallery, London SW3 4SQ

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Gillian Ayres, Anthony Bryant, Katie Bunnell, Melanie Georgacopoulos, Tavs Jørgensen, Drummond Masterton, Marta Rogoyska, Nicola Tassie

 

The Wills Lane Gallery exhibited for the fourth time at this prestigious event organised by the Crafts Council. 

Gillian Ayres

Gillian Ayres tapestry: Tirra Lirra Tapestry 2014 

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Tirra Lirra Tapestry 2014 Woollen weft and cotton warp  Ed. 3. 102 x 122 cm
Commissioned by The Campaign for Wool
Weaver: Caron Penney of Weftfaced Tapestry Workshop
Courtesy Gillian Ayres and Alan Cristea Gallery London and Weftfaced. 
Copyright Gillian Ayres all rights reserved 2014. Photo: Steve Speller

Collect Booth Talk by Nicola Tassie

Nicola Tassie showed at Collect 2015 for the first time. Known for her thrown domesticware, – mainly jugs – at Collect she exhibited Web a 26 piece porcelain installation and Eclipse a 6 piece wall-mounted set. 

Click here to read more about Web and Eclipse.

She gave a very successful  Booth Talk on Sunday 10th May 

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Nicola Tassie, Web (detail) 2015, Limoges porcelain with black iron oxide inlay glazed on the inside, outside unglazed and polished - from 26 piece installation 123 x 66 x 130 cm

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Nicola Tassie in her studio 2015

Artists also shown at Collect 2015: Anthony Bryant, 
Katie Bunnell, Melanie Georgacopoulos

Anthony Bryant Green turned wood bowls

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Anthony Bryant Wavy Holly 2015 Green turned holly 16 x 26 x 32 cm
Collection: Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge Gift of Nicholas and Judith Goodison through the Art Fund

 

Katie Bunnell ceramics

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Katie Bunnell Left Lonely Radha 2 2015 18.5 x 17 x 17 cm Centre Birds and Beasts 2015 18 x 18 x 18 cm Right Chongonka 2015 18 x 20 x 20 cm. All Parian using Super Slip-Pi a computer controlled machine

Melanie Georgacopoulos a new group of jewellery – the first time she has used coloured gemstones alongside her trademark pearls

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Melanie Georgacopoulos Glow Wrap Bangle 2015 18ct White gold, colour graduating sapphires and a 10mm white freshwater pearl 5 x 6 cm

 

Artists also shown at Collect 2015: Tavs Jørgensen, Drummond Masterton, Marta Rogoyska

Tavs Jørgensen glass

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Tavs Jørgensen Grey Orbit Bowl 2014, Freefall slumped float glass using a reconfigurable pin mould 13 x 59 x 59 cm

Drummond Masterton metalwork

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Drummond Masterton Snake Pass (detail) 2015 Titanium created using selective laser melting 6 x 10 x 10 cm

Marta Rogoyska tapestry

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Marta Rogoyska Courtyard III 2005 Wool on cotton warp 91.5 x 91.5 cm

Tapestries by Marta Rogoyska 

 Marta Rogoyska tapestries were shown at Collect 2015. The imagery of Rogoyska’s tapestries is abstract and the colours exuberant. The technique she uses is traditional gobelin-style classical weaving in long-staple merino wool on cotton warp.

Click here to view more of Rogoyska's tapestries.

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Marta Rogoyska weaving in her studio 2015

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Marta Rogoyska Interlude I 2014 Wool on cotton warp 25.5 x 20 cm

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Marta Rogoyska Interlude II 2014 Wool on cotton warp 25.5 x 20 cm

Michael Porter

Two works from Michael Porter's Death of Nature series

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Death of Nature  L 24-09-12  R 25-04-13 Acrylic and oil on paper
Each panel 40.5 x 39 cm

Look at paintings by Stephen Chambers, Nicola Bealing and Louise McClary, aquatints by Sheila Oliner, screenprints by Stephen Chambers, pencil drawings by Rebecca Oliner, tapestries by Marta Rogoyska, ceramics by Janice Tchalenko, Aneta Regel, Clementina van der Walt, porcelain tableware by Mick Arnold, photographic work by Susan Derges and Ander Gunn, metalwork by Drummond Masterton, glass by Tavs Jorgensen, Woodwork by Anthony Bryant and Gary Allson.

Previous Hang 
Nicola Bealing, Drummond Masterton

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Nicola Bealing, Drummond Masterton                              Photo George Meyrick 

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Aneta Regel ceramicsculpture                                          Photo George Meyrick

Press moulded eathenware by Clementina Van Der Walt and Gary Allson wood platters and bowls. 

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Clementina van der Walt ceramics and Gary Allson wood platters and bowls

For any further information about any of the work, please call Petronila Silver on +44 (0) 1736 795 723 or email the gallery.

 Nicola Bealing paintings and works on paper

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Pool 2012-14 Oil on linen 155 x 153 cm<

 

Louise McClary

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Louise McClary Beneath the Stars of Another Sky 2014 Mixed media on paper 28 x 29 cm

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Louise McClary The Tides Leaving 2014 Mixed media on paper 29 x 30 cm

Previous Hang 
Maggi Hambling and Michael Porter

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Michael Porter, Stephen Chambers, Drummond Masterton

Maggi Hambling

Maggi Hambling’s exhibition Walls of Water at the National Gallery, London is on until February 15th 2015. Come and see the Maggi Hambling paintings hanging in the Wills Lane Gallery.

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Laughing Summer Wave 2014 Oil on board 11 x 14.5 cm

Michael Porter

A group of 3 works from Michael Porter's Death of Nature series

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Death of Nature  L 24-09-12  R 25-04-13 Acrylic and oil on paper
Each panel 40.5 x 39 cm

Also paintings by Stephen Chambers, Nicola Bealing and Louise McClary, aquatints by Sheila Oliner, screenprints by Stephen Chambers, pencil drawings by Rebecca Oliner, tapestries by Marta Rogoyska, ceramics by Janice Tchalenko, Aneta Regel, Clementina van der Walt, porcelain tableware by Mick Arnold, photographic work by Susan Derges and Ander Gunn, metalwork by Drummond Masterton, glass by Tavs Jorgensen and James Lethbridge, Woodwork by Anthony Bryant and Gary Allson

Click here to see the current hang 

Also Anthony Bryant wooden vessels 

 

Janice Tchalenko 

New high fired reduction porcelain vessels and bowls from ceramicist Janice Tchalenko.

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Janice Tchalenko Vessel High fired reduction porcelain 25.5 x 21 x 18 cm / Vessel with silver leaf on brass handle High fired reduction porcelain 23.5 x 23 x 23 cm / Vessel High fired reduction porcelain 23 x 17.5 x 16 cm

New work by a variety of artists

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Mick Arnold porcelain tableware

Ceramics: Janice Tchalenko Bowls, Nicola Tassie Jugs, Clementina van der Walt Plates, bowls, beakers and vase and Mick Arnold’s porcelain tableware including small plates, dinner plates, beakers, bowls, cups, jam pots, Aneta Regel sculptural ceramics made from stoneware clay and volcanic rocks.

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Clementina van der Walt Plates, bowls, and beakers

Jewellery: Sarah Drew’s necklaces made from recycled objects found on the beach, Kelvin Birk’s silver and gold rings, necklaces and bangles, Melanie Georgacopoulos earrings, necklaces and pendants, Marlene McKibbin acrylic and stainless steel rings, earrings, necklaces and broaches.

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Sarah Drew necklace

Woodwork by Gary Allson, Metalwork by Drummond Masterton, Glass bowls by Tavs Jørgensen.

Irene Lees drawings, Sheila Oliner original prints, Rebecca Oliner’s pencil drawings, Stephen Chambers' prints and paintings, Michael Porter's paintings, Marta Rogoyska weaving  and Ismini Samanidou weaving.

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Ismini Samanidou Cloud 5 2013 Cotton, silk and metallic thread woven on a digital jacquard loom

Click here to visit Ismini's blog 

Also Anthony Bryant wooden vessels 


Janice Tchalenko 

New high fired reduction porcelain vessels and bowls from ceramicist Janice Tchalenko.

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Janice Tchalenko Vessel High fired reduction porcelain 25.5 x 21 x 18 cm / Vessel with silver leaf on brass handle High fired reduction porcelain 23.5 x 23 x 23 cm / Vessel High fired reduction porcelain 23 x 17.5 x 16 cm

 

Anthony Bryant woodwork
Click here to see all work 

A selection of Anthony Bryant's sculptural wood bowls is still showing at the Wills Lane Gallery. See our video for a larger selection shown in the Gallery earlier in the year and to listen to Anthony Bryant talking about his work and its production.

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Large Ash with Bark Rim 55 x 50 x 50 cm

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Tall Kestle Oak 2013 54 x 24 x 23 cm

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Large Tremenheere Holly with Bark Rim 2013 30 x 38 x 39 cm

Also Currently Showing 
New work by a variety of artists

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Janice Tchalenko High fired reduction porcelain Vessels

Ceramics: Janice Tchalenko Bowls, Nicola Tassie Jugs, Clementina van der Walt Plates, bowls, beakers and vase and Mick Arnold’s porcelain tableware including small plates, dinner plates, beakers, bowls, cups, jam pots, Aneta Regel sculptural ceramics made from stoneware clay and volcanic rocks.

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Mick Arnold porcelain tableware

Jewellery: Sarah Drew’s necklaces made from recycled objects found on the beach, Kelvin Birk’s silver and gold rings, necklaces and bangles, Melanie Georgacopoulos earrings, necklaces and pendants, Marlene McKibbin acrylic and stainless steel rings, earrings, necklaces and broaches.

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Sarah Drew necklace

Woodwork by Gary Allson, Metalwork by Drummond Masterton, Glass bowls by Tavs Jørgensen.

Irene Lees drawings, Sheila Oliner original prints, Rebecca Oliner’s pencil drawings, Stephen Chambers' prints and paintings, Michael Porter's paintings, Marta Rogoyska weaving  and Ismini Samanidou, weaving.

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Ismini Samanidou Cloud 5 2013 Cotton, silk and metallic thread woven on a digital jacquard loom

Click here to visit Ismini's blog 

 

 

Previous exhibition: 
Michael Porter at Wills Lane Gallery  
Perception and Illusion: new paintings, 
works on paper and photographic studies
Click here to view the works 

A new film about our Michael Porter exhibition by Senara Wilson Hodges

Porter uses the ground of the coastline around where he lives as inspiration for his recent paintings and photographic work. Reinterpreting, and sometimes subtly intervening in the landscape, these new works challenge our expectations.

Click here to download the catalogue.
Click here to view all the work in the exhibition.

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Sea Shore Series 29-06-14 Gouache, acrylic and oil on paper on canvas
120 x 110 cm

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Cornish Stones Series 29.05.14 Acrylic and oil on paper 42 x 39 cm

Porter is currently in Connecticut, USA where he is artist in residence in the woodlands of the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation.

Michael Porter's work was included in the Royal West of England Academy’s “Power of the Sea” exhibition 5 April – 6 July 2014 featuring internationally known contemporary artists alongside historical works from national art collections.

Born in Derbyshire in 1948 he attended Chelsea College of Art and in 1997 moved to Cornwall. In 1982/3 he was the artist in residence at the National Gallery, London; 2005 first prize, Royal West of England Open, Bristol; 2007 Honorary Fellow of University College, Falmouth.

Previous news
A range of new work by various artists
Click on the links and images to view more work

Ceramics: Janice Tchalenko Bowls, Nicola Tassie Jugs, Clementina van der Walt Plates, bowls, beakers and vase and Mick Arnold’s porcelain tableware including small plates, dinner plates, beakers, bowls, cups, jam pots, Aneta Regel sculptural ceramics made from stoneware clay and volcanic rocks.

Jewellery: Sarah Drew’s necklaces made from recycled objects found on the beach, Kelvin Birk’s silver and gold rings, necklaces and bangles, Melanie Georgacopoulos earrings, necklaces and pendants, Marlene McKibbin acrylic and stainless steel rings, earrings, necklaces and broaches.

Woodwork by Gary Allson, Metalwork by Drummond Masterton, Glass bowls by Tavs Jørgensen.

Stephen Chambers Paintings and Prints

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Beard/Speak/Turkish Finches Oil on canvas 76 x 92 cm

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Stephen Chambers Trouble Meets Trouble 2013 20 etchings with chine colle Ed. 25 Image size 16.5 x 14.5 cm each

Michael Porter exhibitions 2014

24th August - 6th November Perception and Illusion: new paintings, works on paper and photographic studies at Wills Lane Gallery

16th July - 8th August Solo exhibition The Death of Nature 
Royal West of England Academy, Bristol.

5th April - 6th July Michael Porter exhibited in the major group exhibition The Power of the Sea at the Royal West of England Academy, Bristol. Paintings, prints and photographs spanning the last two centuries include work from museum collections and artists such as Francis Danby, JMW Turner, John Constable, Henry Moore, Maggi Hambling and Thomas Joshua Cooper. Ideas around Man’s continuing fascination with the sea, and the changes in our relationship with Nature, are shown in this exhibition, and in Michael Porter’s solo exhibition The Death of Nature which follows at the RWA.

Ismini Samanidou

2014 National Theatre, London textile commission: site specific pieces developed for the walls of the new mezzanine restaurant.

One of six artists exhibited on The Wills Lane Gallery stand 1.3 at Collect 2014 May 9th – 12th, 2014

At Collect 2014 Ismini was invited to present at the ArtFund and Crafts Council collaborative event aimed at professional curators. A great opportunity for Ismini and the Gallery.

She has recently completed a residency at the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, Connecticut, USA: invited to become artist in Residence, Connecticut, USA. 

2013 Weave Waves commissioned to take part in a collaborative project with sound artist Scanner exploring sound and craft as part of the Sound Matters exhibition organised by the Crafts Council to tour the UK.

Stephen Chambers RA at the Pera Museum, Istanbul

May 7 – July 20 2014 Big Country and Other Stories a survey of the last 25 years showing his paintings, prints and artist’s books; from the first painting he exhibited to the recently completed 12 small panels based on Flemish proverbs.

Previous news
A range of new work by various artists
Click on each image to view more work 

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SOLD Marta Rogoyska In from the Cold 2013 Wool on cotton warp 29 x 46 cm

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Michael Porter Forest Floor 15-06-11 Acrylic and gouache on canvas
110 x 120 cm

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Irene Lees Endangered Species - Guantanamo Bay (detail) 2009 Handwritten text on paper 74 x 55 cm

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Sheila Oliner Porthmeor 2011 Linoprint Ed. 10 Paper size: 31 x 42 cm

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Rebecca Oliner Pattern Behind Glass Behind Glass - Study 1 10.5 x 14.9 cm


 

Collect May 2014 
The annual international art fair for contemporary objects organised by the Crafts Council at Saatchi Gallery, Kings Road, London SW3 4RY

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Wills Lane Gallery stand at Collect 2014  Photo: Sylvain Deleu

Click here to view more images of the Gallery's stand 

For the third time the Wills Lane Gallery exhibited at Collect. The gallery was one of 30 galleries from around the world showing exceptional work of museum quality.

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The gallery exhibited the following artists at Collect

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Pearl jewellery by Melanie Georgacopoulos

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Blue float glass bowls from Tav Jorgensen’s new Orbit series

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Ismini Samanidou hand woven weavings and weavings woven
on a computerised jacquard loom using metallic thread, paper, silk and cotton. Ismini Samanidou was asked to present at an ArtFund and Crafts Council collaborative event at Collect. A great opportunity for her and The Wills Lane Gallery.

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Drummond Masterton’s computer numerically controlled milling with aluminium.

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Marta Rogoyska’s new tapestries

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Aneta Regel’s ceramic sculpture. Regel participated in a Q&A at Ceramic Art London in conversation with Felicity Aylieff – discussing the development of her ideas and her experimental approach to making.

Wills Lane Gallery Showed at Collect 2013

Drummond Masterton ~ metalwork ~ Ismini Samanidou ~ textiles ~ Gary Allson ~ wood ~ Katie Bunnell ~ ceramics ~ Tavs Jørgensen ~ glass ~ Melanie Georgacopoulos ~ jewellery

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Photo: Antony Crolla

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Melanie Georgacopoulos: Large showpiece with silver oxidised chains and
12-3 mm white freshwater pearl strands, photo Patrick Shutler

Collect 2013 Award Winner: Drummond Masterton:

Drummond Masterton's Grand Galibier was acquired from the Wills Lane Gallery by the Ironbridge Gorge Museums Trust through the Art Fund Collect scheme. This scheme offered museums the chance to add to their craft collection by competing for funding at Collect.

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Art Fund Collect 2013. © Crafts Council. Photo: Sophie Mutevelian

Last Solo Exhibition: Stephen Chambers R.A.
Trouble Meets Trouble And Other Recent Works 
August 11th - October 27th 2013

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Stephen Chambers R.A. Trouble Meets Trouble   2013

Stephen Chambers R.A. second solo exhibition at The Wills Lane Gallery, St. Ives coincided with the 6th anniversary of the gallery's relaunch. Recent paintings and prints were shown.

The exhibition took its title from a set of 20 etchings, previously exhibited at the Royal Academy, where they won the 2013 London Original Print Fair Prize. Each print is a portrait of a famous character randomly selected from history, fiction and the present. Clarrie Grundy, Don Quixote, Winston Churchill and Angela Merkel are the stuff of imaginary and potentially combustible liasons. Many of them have Chambers' signature layers of miniscule patterning as do his two new screenprints: The Home of the Gentry and The Joke and its Reaction.

A group of oils:Beard/Speak/Turkish Finches, Abacus 1 and Singular Crawling showed off Chambers' distinctive language for the eye: the seductive colour, the visual sound and thought-shapes, ladders, groups of multi-coloured pots, sunflowers, lilies, a crawling figure, a bearded man. Paintings that at first look beautifully seductive but often have a troubling undertone of unease.

Also showing was Fantasmi, recently printed in Italy, a set of 6 screenprints with chine collé and gold leaf. Each image is a romantic fairytale-like figure seen as through a key hole. Soft colours and gold leaf add to their other worldly feel.

The show was reviewed in The Spectator's review section: "Brief summer round-up: out of town there’s a delicious show of recent work by Stephen Chambers (born 1960) at The Wills Lane Gallery in St Ives". 

Click here to read the article

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