Thursday, 5 June 2008

Book launch this Friday


LONG ROOM GALLERY & COTSWOLDS LIVING PUBLICATIONS
WINCHCOMBE [tel. 01242 602319]

MICHAEL CARDEW AND STONEWARE
SATURDAY 7TH JUNE TO SATURDAY 28TH JUNE 2008, 9.30 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. (closed Sundays)
(PRIVATE VIEW FRIDAY 6TH JUNE FROM 6PM TO 8PM)

A major retrospective of the career of Michael Cardew after World War II, focussing in particular on his work in Nigeria at Abuja and at Wenford Bridge in Cornwall, to be launched at a private view on 6th June by the well known potter, Alan Caiger-Smith.

The pots in the exhibition have been drawn exclusively from private collections, so visitors will have the rare opportunity to see some 200 pots not normally on display to the general public. Traditional pots from North Devon and Africa will also be exhibited.

The show will see the launch of a new 160 page full colour book on Cardew’s pottery made in stoneware, a companion volume to the well received title we published in 2007, Michael Cardew and the West Country slipware tradition. Some contemporary pots will also be on sale by Svend Bayer, Clive Bowen, Mike Dodd, Doug Fitch, Michael OBrien and Danlami Aliyu.

Long Room Gallery is situated in the centre of the Cotswolds town of Winchcombe, which is equidistant between the towns of Cheltenham and Broadway, on the B4632.


To purchase this excellent publication, or for details of earlier titles, please contact John Edgeler on (01242)602319 or by email John@edgeler852.freeserve.co.uk

2 comments:

tsbroome said...

Doug, what a great thing to be a part of this show!!!! Someone please send me plane fare! Thanks for the kind words on my blog. I love your work and would like to follow you and Ron down the Earthenware path, but I keep going back to gas reduction. I can't seem to make forms that suit Earthenware right now.

tsbroome said...

earthenware? Slipware, anyway wish that style was in me, but alas, I don't think it is :(
Better to just enjoy the pots you guys make