2 plein-air painters, 3 wonderful ceramicists, 2 jewellers and an automata maker - a show to see!
Jenny Ryrie & Carolyn White, whose paintings reflect the weather, moods and colours of West Cornwall, interpret the title with fluid brushwork and atmospheric colour.
Ceramicists Robina Jack and Jill Fanshawe Kato both decorate their work with pattern and unusual motifs; Jill being attracted to tiny rock-pool creatures and Robina to exotic birds and many-masted schooners in her platters and wall-hung paintings on wood.
Judith Rowe’s domestic pottery is light and summery, with simply drawn delineations of birds and wild flowers.
Automata-maker Esther Smith uses brass and other metals with patination to give colour in her humorous comments on human foibles and aspirations.
The sea-glass jewels of Gina Cowen glow with watery reflections; her rings are set in silver and gold and earrings hang from elegant swan-neck hooks.
Guy Royle – a gallery favourite for many years – works silver and gold into exquisite designs in brooches, necklaces, bangles and earrings – often combined with hand-carved semi-precious stones.
In the print stand are new lino-cuts by Melvyn Evans, based on his exploration of ports and clifftops of coastal Britain.
There is a new collection of John Maltby’s small sculptures, and Helen Nock‘s magnificent Cornish rag slate sculptures, tables and birdbaths are displayed in the gardens around the gallery.
In addition to these exhibitors, Yew Tree Gallery will be showing the collages of Mark Hearld, carved wood birds by Alex Malcolmson, flatback ceramics by Terry Shone, paintings by Simon Pooley and small sculptures by Reece Ingram at the new BREEZE Art & Makers Fair from 14th – 16th September at Trereife House, Penzance. An exciting new event – well worth visiting!