This 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.
The images shown below, provided by exhibition
curator John Edgeler, are of pots which will form part of the
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