Saturday 18th May 2019
Queen Anne House High Street
Winchcombe GL54 5LJ
new exhibition at the Long Room Gallery, home to the Winchcombe
Archive Collection, focusses on the circle of creative people known
to Michael Cardew in the 1920s and 1930s. Aside from a good representative
display of the early slipwares of Cardew and his pre-war team, some
on show to the public for the first time in 20+ years, this event
will also take the opportunity to celebrate the work of Katharine
Pleydell-Bouverie - known as Beano to her friends.
The last substantive Beano public exhibition was held some forty
years ago in Bath, so this event will provide a unique opportunity
for the lovers of good pots in general, and the Studio pioneers
in particular to gain a comprehensive idea of her output and creativity.
The 100+ exhibits from both Coleshill and Kilmington Manor will
include rare examples by Norah Braden and Ada Mason, and will range
from charming glaze test miniatures to magnificent show stoppers
by Beano. The vast majority are drawn from private collections,
many not seen by the public in 20 or 30 years or more, so this is
a unique opportunity.
The exhibition, which also includes the contemporary block printed
fabrics of Barron and Larcher of the 1930s with whose work Beano
was frequently co-exhibited, opens to the public on Saturday 18th
May 2019 from 9am to 5pm, then at the same times daily until Saturday
25th May inclusive. Thereafter, it will open from Thursday to Saturday
inclusive (11am to 5pm) until Saturday 13th July, or by prior appointment
on non-public days.
A new book of essays on the Cotswolds arts and crafts scene of
the period by leading writers, Cardew's Craft Circle, will be published
on 18th May 2019, priced £25.
More information HERE