A Personal Collection
19 January – 7 May 2012
An important collection of 20th century studio ceramics has been lent to Craven Museum & Gallery from now until the beginning of May 2012. All the work is the property of a Yorkshire-based collector, who has put aside a little money from his salary each month over his working life, enabling him to amass over the years an impressive collection of beautiful ceramics including work by Gabriele Koch, Takeshi Yasuda, Gordon Baldwin, Wally Keeler, Jane Hamlyn and many others.
Alongside this stunning exhibition is a small selling exhibition of works by David Roberts, Jim Robison and Anna Lambert. Photographs showing the naked raku process that David Roberts has perfected and a DVD of Jim Robison demonstrating slab making techniques accompanies this show.
You might be interested to know that Craven Museum & Gallery runs the Own Art scheme. This enables you to start your own collection of contemporary artwork by spreading the cost of a purchase over £100 interest free over a period of 10 months (subject to the relevant paperwork being satisfactorily completed). If you are interested in taking up the Own Art facility just talk to a member of the museum staff.
Both exhibitions are very informative for art groups and students at GCSE, A Level and undergraduate level. Gallery tours can be arranged at the cost of only £2 per head (£1 per head if your group is from within Craven). Please contact Catherine Johnson, Arts & Exhibitions Officer, on 01756 706408 to book a visit and for more details.