Our feature window is laden with stunning new work from potter, Mick Morgan. We’re not only loving the forms, shapes and surface decoration but also the fact that all the pieces have Welsh names! Come and meet Tanwen, Angharad and the gang.
Mick Morgan’s first recollection of clay was digging it from the garden, making marbles, painting them when they were dry and swapping them for glass ones. Mick had only had one single pottery lesson throughout his formal education until he decided to take a night class after an inspiring visit to David Frith¹s pottery in Denbigh.
Mick likes the idea of digging something out of the ground, fashioning it into something and then, to cap it all, heating it up with fire, which changes into a durable visual statement. If you are lucky it hints at the licking flames and dripping molten substances from whence it came. Mick loves the haphazard; his wish is for happy accidents but he claims to be a complete control freak and like to think that he manipulate circumstances within which these accidents can happen. After thirty years, Mick says that this possibility still excites him.
The elegant and accomplished exhibition of brand new work from expert print maker Alan Williams is still in Gallery 2 and runs until the 27th of April. Alan is one of The Oriel Bevan Jones Gallery`s much admired core artists. He lives in the Tywi Vallery, West Wales and is the founder of the renown Swansea Print Workshop.
Marlene Wareham’s stunning equine photography is also still taking pride of place in our main gallery. This selection of new work illustrates a gentle and intimate narrative. The close up portraits she has taken look deeply into the eyes of her powerful subjects, inviting an emotional response from the viewer. Marlene`s ability to communicate with her subject is undoubtedly a unique gift, we are so proud to be able to show her work in the reception area of the gallery.
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