20th Century British & Contemporary Art
Castlegate House Gallery

Jim Malone, Bill Bell and more

21st January, 2013

Jim Malone - Large Tenmoku Glazed Bowl - Jim Malone - Large Tenmoku Glazed Bowl -
Bill Bell - Forthcoming Exhibition Bill Bell - Forthcoming Exhibition

On a typically cold West Cumbrian day last week, we went to meet Jim Malone at his studio. After looking at his ceramics, which we have long admired, we agreed over lunch that he would return to Castlegate. Less than a week later, we have some wonderful pots in the gallery by Jim  http://www.castlegatehouse.co.uk/pottery-for-sale/jim-malone/; a great cross section of his work. All are available. We're genuinely thrilled to add Jim, a local potter with a truly international reputation, to our existing potters; Doug Fitch, Hannah McAndrew and Paul Young, all of which have done amazingly well since we introduced them in July.

Secondly, we're well on our way with the catalogue for the "Bill Bell - A Different Cumbria" exhibition starting on Friday 1st March (preview the evening of the 28th Feb'). We're mid way through framing, and they look truly superb. Great to see a different take on the county and beyond. As a taster, we've placed four of the works for the forthcoming posthumous exhibition on our New Work page, take a look and let us know what you think. http://www.castlegatehouse.co.uk/new-work/

As a reminder, Iain Hodgkinson, our resident printmaker, will be giving informal demonstrations of his art 12-3 a week this Saturday (2nd Feb). If you've ever wondered what the difference is between a print MADE by a printmaker and a print from a painting, now's your chance to see (the difference is huge; one's an art, the other is a copy). All are welcome http://www.castlegatehouse.co.uk/paintings-for-sale/iain-hodgkinson/

Finally (honestly), don't forget Castlegate is now part of the Arts Council England Own Art scheme, where you take the work away with you and spread the cost over ten months at no interest. Just ask.

All for now,

Steve and Christine
p.s. Castlegate is sponsoring the Best Newcomer on Friday evening (25th) at the Cumbria Food and Drink Awards. Best of luck to all those shortlisted. Now to find myself my tie...