NEW ARRIVALS ARTICLE

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Title:  Pi Bowl
 
Description:
Handblown glass vase
Artist: BobCrooks 
Profile: Bob Crooks’ work is hand-made, no moulds are used. Because of this, no two pieces are alike, but the skill of the glassmaker ensures that pieces can be similar. His work is a “reaction” against the boring factory made glassware, against re-vamped ideas that date back decades and are so bland". He tries to exploit the many properties of glass through refraction, sharpness, distortion, reflection and softness, working with its fluidity and freezing the glass as a desired form is realised. The new production range has been designed to be refreshingly different and modern, still using the traditional glassmaking skills. Each piece is individually signed. He has exhibited widely both in solo and group shows. These include Contemporary Applied Arts, London; Christies Contemporary Art; Crafts Council, London; Lane Crawford, Hong Kong; Shanghai, China. Commission range from wine bars to exclusive glass ranges for the Victoria & Albert Museum, London. All Pictures of Bob Crooks work in the site are by Ian Jackson
 
 
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Title:  Fiesta, red interior
 
Description:
Ceramic vessel 53hx36wx28d
Artist: CarolynGenders 
Profile: Living in the country I cannot ignore the seasons and the consequent transformation of the landscape throughout the year. This influences my work and referring to landscape studies in my sketchbook and the marks and brushwork of my life drawings, I work intuitively on forms developed from organic sources. Responding to the material, enjoying the rhythm as I move around the form, I make marks of depth and variation, scratching and scraping through layers of slip, revealing the clay and emphasising the dryness of engobe or the softness of burnished slip; the silky surface emerging as polished as a sea worn pebble. I work spontaneously, creating forms and surfaces that evoke the feeling I have when I am part of the landscape, not illustrating it but striving to convey nuance of shape, balance and mass and creating mood and atmosphere.
 
 
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