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Summer Craft Collection 2022: Craft with Local Heart

30 April to 27 August 2022

Summer Craft Collection 2022: Craft with Local Heart

The Summer Craft Collection presents a curated range of unique, local and nationally renowned craft. Treat yourself to something new for your home or buy gifts for your loved ones. Pop in, browse and shop away from the crowds. You'll be supporting a local gallery and small creative artist businesses if you do, as well as finding something special.

We are delighted present a new collection of:

Ceramics by: Cressida Borrett, Laura De Benedetti, Rebecca Ridley, Helen Rondell and Lesley Nason.

Jewellery by: Donna Barry, Rebecca Burt, Elizabeth Chamberlain, EM Jewellery and M. Kala.

Textiles by: Bonita Ahuja, Eve Campbell and Jennie Jackson.

Peter Black

Lidded Jar


Ref: 114883

19 x 14 cms


Own Art

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Peter Black

Peter is drawn to making techniques that celebrate a pot's journey, revealing the maker's hands and the wheel, the essence of a hand-made vessel. In the past 'mark making' tended to the precise, using turning machinery. In Peter's approach he has crafted wooden tools that he uses to throw the pot on the wheel while the clay is wet. This evokes the marks of turning, the softness and spinning of the clay on the wheel, and reveals the story of its making on the finished piece. The profiles on these tools are mostly influenced by architectural detail on buildings he has visited over the years, but the effect of the banding they create on the pots he finds particularly rewarding, suggesting on the one hand support, protection, safety and security, but at other times perhaps a constraint, confinement or caging; at the same time referencing earlier ceramic, silver and pewter forms.

His work focuses on the familiar, taking it forward with a dash of humour and an oblique nod to its source. At its best he feels this approach produces freshness and vibrancy, and the everyday can become something unique and individual, with its own character. He is most happy with a finished piece that makes him smile, that might be an old friend that he finds himself seeking out.

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