Meet The Maker – Beverley Gee

Beverley Gee - ceramicist

Beverley Gee – ceramicist

Beverley makes decorative porcelain products and curiosities from her studio in Salford.  She enjoys the whole creative process from designing her original pieces, throwing on the wheel, making her distinctive turquoise glaze to firing the work in her electric kiln. 

Penguin Paperweight

Penguin Paperweight

Beverley’s designs follow simple, clean forms with subtle decoration.  She glazes her work in a beautiful sea coloured glaze or adds quirky penguin decals made from images she has taken.  Each piece that Beverley makes is unique and has its own character.

Penguin Mug

Penguin Mug

‘Last of the Melting Snow’ is a series of one-off sculptural pieces that follows a family of penguins as they embark on a journey of discovery and wonder. They view the world they find themselves in with a quizzical eye.

Penguin Brooch

Penguin Brooch

‘Penguins by Beverley Gee’ is a spin-off project from ‘Last of the Melting Snow’.  The family of penguins play a starring role in four distinctive scenes – ‘Paw’, ‘Feather’, ‘Tree’ and ‘Queue’.  These images are fired onto functional products for example, mugs, jugs and paperweights.

 Penguin Paperweight

Penguin Paperweight

The penguins are named Hiroyuki, Moriko and Yuki.  Beverley bought the penguins over ten years ago in Japan therefore she sees them as Japanese penguins (if there’s ever such a thing!). Their names mean ‘Great Journey’, ‘Child of the Forest’ and ‘Snow Happiness’. Heart Gallery is proud to be showcasing Beverley’s penguin collection in Hebden Bridge this winter season.

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