Four Artists, Three Dimensions

20th June, 2021

Four Artists, Three Dimensions goes live

It was early in April since we last updated people about happenings at the gallery; fear not, as always we’ve been very busy with myriad things, the latest we can reveal here; the exhibition, Four Artists, Three Dimensions is now live online. This is a wonderful collection of works by four hugely talented ceramic artists and sculptors, namely Jason Wason, Jim Malone, Colin Pearson and newcomer David Hochhauser. In addition to the full online listing which may be seen HERE we have a full digital page-turning exhibition catalogue viewable either at the top of the page in the aforementioned link or HERE  Viewable online now, physical doors open on 3rd July. 

The exhibition brings together a focused group of studio pottery with ceramic and bronze sculpture. Three of the artists are at the top of their disciplines, recognised as some of the most respected and accomplished in their fields, both within the UK and internationally; the fourth, a hugely talented young artist, a recent art school graduate who we believe deserves to be in this company and whom we’re thrilled to be showcasing and supporting. All are detailed below:

Jason Wason

Jason is a ceramic artist and sculptor at the very top of his discipline. Recognised internationally as one of the foremost ceramic artists at work in the UK today, Jason was born in Liverpool in 1946, working at the famous Leach Pottery studio from 1976 to 1981 before setting up his own studio that same final year, 1981.

Since that day Jason has worked tirelessly, seeking perfection in what he creates; meaning through ceramic and bronze; a perfect marriage of form and aesthetic. Many prestigious collections house his work, including the V&A in London and the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool.

Jim Malone

Living in the rural north of Cumbria, Jim is one of the most internationally celebrated and collected UK potters at work today. Potting in the true traditions of British pottery, using his self-built wood fired kiln to achieve a variety of truly wonderful forms and glaze finishes. Public bodies which hold Jim Malone's work as part of their permanent collections include the Victoria and Albert Museum, Paisley Museum Glasgow, Liverpool Museum and Art Gallery and the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, amongst many others.

David Hochhauser

Our usual route to spotting art-talent is when on our travels or visiting art school graduation shows. The other route is where artists approach us; this occurs on average four or five times each week, with artists looking for one-off shows or wider representation; however, in the last ten years we’ve probably accepted an opportunity presented in that manner no more than five or six times. David was one of those.

We initially went to visit him at his studio on the South Bank, the converted old TV studios immediately south of the Thames, next to the National Theatre. We were intrigued by his seemingly  mature accomplished work, especially for an artist young in years (David was born in 1996 and is a recent graduate of City and Guilds London art school). The photos didn’t (and don’t) do David’s work justice; tactile, organic and balanced, we’re very pleased to be showcasing his work.

Colin Pearson (1923 - 2007)

Colin was born in 1923 and had an illustrious career, not only as a ceramic artist, but also as a teacher of the same. Studying at Goldsmiths, London, working under the legendary Ray Finch at Winchcombe Pottery, he went on to teach at both Camberwell College of Arts and the Medway School of Art. There are many well known potters and ceramicists who owe a debt of gratitude to Colin for all he imparted and inspired.

Developing his craft, Colin became famous for his winged vessels, works that became more sculpture than studio pottery. Experimentation with glazes produced some astounding glaze colour and texture. Nothing ever awkward, everything balanced, potting like no one else then or since, Colin deserves the reputation he has, and more besides.

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