This week, ceramicist and Byre Gallery assistant, Emily Olivia Tapp, selects the four pieces that she loves most in our seasonal exhibition, 'Winter at the Byre.'
We've had some glorious late summer weather here in Cornwall recently an in a bid to hold onto that summer feeling, we're extending our current exhibition 'A Change of Scene' until the end of September. There's still lots to fall in love with so I do hope you can pay us a visit.
Postcards from the Edge, our stunning new exhibition of work inspired by the South West Coast Path opens online on 28th March - we'd love to be able to open the gallery doors but that depends on government advice. The exhibition features stunning work in silver, ceramics, glass - and paintings - but artists and makers who either live in or are inspired by the south west coast path in Cornwall.
Summer is finally coming to the Byre Gallery - The Coast is Clear, the first of our two summer exhibitions, opens on Saturday. I'm delighted to welcome back Siobhan Purdy with a new collection of her wonderfully witty work which had been created especially for The Coast is Clear and is all inspired by the Cornish seaside. Also making a welcome return with some wonderful new pots in his very distinctive style, is Chris Taylor, and he's joined by fellow ceramicists Lucy Burley, Helen Harrison, Remon Jephcott, Kathryn Sherriff and Jessica Thorn who have each created some wonderful new pieces.
As it's a very wet and windy morning in Cornwall I thought an image of more appealing wintery weather might brighten the day for those of us under grey skies. If you who visited the gallery for the second of our summer exhibitions - Hidden Depths - you would have seen Kerry Harding's very striking work, which won her many new fans. I am of course a huge fan; I love her dramatic style of capturing land and seascapes, but I have to admit I'm totally smitten by the much more gentle landscape in the picture above - Jean's House. I find myself being drawn across the wintery field to that very inviting house; captivating.
It already feels like spring has sprung - how lovely it is to enjoy being outdoors with blue skies, spring flowers, and blossom on trees; long may it continue! But even if there is change to cooler, blustery days, the joys of spring will be very much in evidence at the Byre Gallery over the next few months.