SPA EXHIBITION, JUST ART GALLERY, FOCHABERS
SATURDAY 2 OCTOBER –
exhibition at Just Art, Fochabers
The double windows of this village shop gallery look striking in the autumn sunshine with the displays of our work including Brian Cook Shand’s enormous bold jars, Maria Nordgren’s porcelain vases, Hannah McAndrew’s familiar slipware and Veronica Newman’s delicate bowls alongside Kerstin Gren’s simple forms. The overall effect was one of dark and light contrast.
Inside there’s a depth and range of ceramic work which is varied and pleasing, some functional, some quirky and amusing or with exquisite texture and subtle colour. All our work is displayed in a natural way as though you could be in someone’s home rather than in an exhibition and alongside a fine display of paintings by Francis Boag.
It’s great to see that 25 potters and potteries from all corners of Scotland are represented including Alan Aitchison, Alice Buttress, Anne Murray, Avesha de Wolfe, Christine Flynn, Claire Smith, Donald McIntyre, Findhorn Pottery, Fiona Duckett, Fran Marquis, Hilary Duncan, Jane Barker, Jane Kelly, Janet Adam, Jeff Buttress, Jenny Beaumont, Karen Ross, Patricia Shone, Miriam Reid and Vera Bohlen.
Of course it is best to see the show in person, and so far all the sales have been direct. But if you really can’t get there before the end, 6th November, every item has been individually photographed and is available to view and to purchase online at www.justart.co.uk thanks to Stewart Harris the Gallery owner.
THE ALAN GAFF AWARD
To pay tribute to the life and work of Alan Gaff , The Scottish Potters Association is awarding a prize for the favourite piece of pottery chosen by the public during the EVERYWARE exhibition at Just Art October 3rd until November 6th 2010.
Alan Gaff began the Argyll Pottery near Oban, and was killed in a motorcycle accident in September 2008. He had been a popular and loyal supporter of the SPA for many years.
The £50 prize will go to the maker of the piece with the most votes
You are allowed one vote only and can select your choice from the images online
Send your choice to firstname.lastname@example.org or phone Stewart 01343 820500
Images of all the pieces are photographed and available to buy from the website: www.justart.co.uk
ABOUT JUST ART AND HOW TO GET THERE:
As you enter
Fochabers from the Keith side take the first exit at Christie's roundabout. Go
past the first pedestrian crossing. Just Art is on your right just past the
square and opposite Morning, Noon & Night. From the
48 miles from
Saturday 2nd Oct –
The SPA promoted this through its volunteer exhibitions organiser Jane Kelly 01968 677854 . Her email address is email@example.com and her exhibition website is here at www.makers.org.uk/pottery/fochabers .
The first Alan Gaff prize for the best piece of work will be awarded at the end of the exhibition -as judged by visitors to the gallery
Previous Scottish Potters Exhibitions
Milton of Crathes Spring 2009 pictures&catalogue
Cromarty Pots & Baskets workshop pictures
More at www.makers.org.uk/pottery
The Scottish Potters Association website