|From||19 December 2019|
|To||15 January 2020|
19 December – 1 January
My work comes from the ‘edge condition’ of living and working on the shoreline of the enigmatic Isle of Sheppey. My inspiration is in the introspection of the East and in the local coastline, littered as it is with the abandoned architecture of wars and trade. I envisage many of my pots as salvaged from the seabed. I use functional shape and form, only to frame and contain the essence of the work which emerges, from the earth, the sea and the fire. Every pot from Raku tea bowls to large stoneware vessels is unique and hand thrown.
2 January – 8 January
9 January – 15 January
John studied fine art in the 60’s at Newcastle University where Victor Passmore and Richard Hamilton pioneered the Foundation Course which sought to take art back to basics. He was Head of Art at Roger Manwood School in Sandwich for a number of years until 2004. Since then he has painted regularly, mostly large oil paintings.
“My abstract pictures are decorative but seem to me to describe aspects of my life. The shallow space in them is articulated by stripes, circles, dribbles and large areas of colour” ( John Newton, 2019).