Ceramic Bodices by Ellen Woods
It really doesn't seem that long ago since I was writing about painting the gallery walls a vibrant green in preparation for the spring exhibition, and now it's the last few days of Pastures New. It's been a fantastic couple of months in the gallery; as ever I've loved being surrounded by beautiful works: Ellen Woods' stunning ceramic bodices and glass by Ruth Shelley and Catriona MacKenzie have been especial favourites. It's also been wonderful to see so many of The Byre's loyal and regular visitors and to meet new friends who've found The Byre for the first time. Thank you to you all for your support, there are still a few days left to see Pastures New if you haven't made it along yet - or would like to re-visit.
Ruth Shelley glass vessel
The Byre's summer exhibition, Out of the Picture, opens on 16th July and runs until 11th September. So as well as having some time off I'll be spending the next few weeks getting ready for that and trying to see the work of as many new makers as possible at degree shows, open studios and craft fairs. A number of makers who've shown at The Byre, including Claire Crompton, Jane Crisp and Tracey Falvey are taking part in this year's Contemporary Craft Fair at Bovey Tracey in Devon from the 10th to 12th of June so if you are in the area, this is another opportunity to see their work.