Out of the Fire (3 May - 13 July 2008)

30 Apr 2008

Scottish Potters Association Exhibition at The Stirling Smith Gallery

The Scottish Potters Association is holding its annual open exhibition at The Stirling Smith Gallery, Dumbarton Road, Stirling. The Association holds regular exhibitions and demonstrations by and for its members and plays a key role in keeping alive ceramics in Scotland at a time when it is being lost from further education.

Twenty-seven members of the SPA join here to demonstrate the variety and vitality that the medium of clay presents.

Carefully hand built stoneware pieces by Val Burns from Culross in Fife (photograph attached) are decorated with rich crystalline glazes. Harding and Palmer members from over the border in Northumberland show part of their range of hand thrown functional yet refined porcelain with copper red or deep Celadon glazes. Over on the west coast of Scotland Alan Gaff at Argyll pottery has been throwing functional pots for many years now which he fires in a wood fired kiln allowing the flame to make its own mark on the surfaces of his pots.

Also included in the exhibition are Raku pieces by Alice Buttress in Carrbridge and softly smoke fired works by Anne Morrison in Glasgow.  Thrown and decorated slipware by Hannah McAndrew in Galloway and relief tile pictures by Maggie Longstaff in Roslin.

The exhibition opens with a preview from 2pm on Saturday 3rd May when members of the Association will be around the talk to visitors about their work and runs through to 13th July.

For further details on the event or please contact:

Hannah McAndrew: Publicity Officer for the SPA thebarmpottery@yahoo.co.uk, 01556 680220

Stirling Smith, Art Gallery and Museum, Dumbarton Road, Stirling, FK8 2RQ 01786 471917