UNDER THE SAME SKY

Well doesn’t time fly my friends, August already! Despite the fact that this month’s weather hasn’t really started off too well in the valley we are getting some lovely new visitors into Heart Gallery enjoying our new space.

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In between looking after our lovely customers we are busy getting ready for our September exhibition with local artist Julia Ogden, UNDER THE SAME SKY, which launches 8th September at 5pm.

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Julia’s walks to Gibson Mill, Heptonstall and Stoodley Pike looking across the valley or hills have informed the colours of her paintings; watching the seasons change under the same sky!

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The changing skies show a new side to our valley’s character and the landscape welcomes visitors to Yorkshire. Wherever you are you are always under the same ever-changing yet faithful sky. UNDER THE SAME SKY will also showcase complimenting work by ceramicists, sculptors, printmakers and jewellers.


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Sarah Harris is back with us with some lovely new local work such as this piece at Top Withens.

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You will adore Ria’s fabulous jewellery collection she is sending us from sunny Brighton and I booked Katie Pruden’s sculptural ceramics in when visiting BCTF earlier this year … you will not be disappointed my friends.

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We have a Meet The Maker event with Julia on 19th September from 1-4pm. This is a rare opportunity to see Julia at work in Heart Gallery. Pop in to see her working on something new and exciting as she shares her inspirations and techniques with us over a cup of tea.
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Stewart Morton-Collins has made us some brand new lasercut wood pieces which I know you all adore and Kirsti Brown is back with us with new vessels.

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Another new jeweller to Heart Gallery is Emily Kidson and we know you will fall in love with her contemporary mixed media collection.

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Then on October 10th Julia is back with us running a painting workshop. Northern Skies – Passing Through is an acrylic painting workshop suitable for all abilities and you will create a beautiful local landscape to take home. Enjoy an inspiring afternoon taught by artist and qualified teacher Julia Ogden. Tickets are available from Heart Gallery and are £28 including refreshments in the afternoon.

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September is also a month of celebrations for us here at Heart Gallery as we turn 10 years old so there are lots of promotions throughout the month for you. If you’ve shopped with us already since we re-opened then you will have received our flyer to receive discounts on your purchases throughout September. If you’ve not been in to see us yet there is still time to spend in August to get your flyer … and you only have to buy a card if you wish, it’s that easy!

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See you in September for UNDER THE SAME SKY and our Birthday celebrations x

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Meet the Maker – Lucy Burley

Lucy Burley - Ceramicist

Lucy Burley – Ceramicist

Following a career in television production, Lucy began making pots in 1992. After graduating she set up in a shared studio in Battersea and began to make and sell work at open studios and local craft fairs when Lucy was also a member of London Potters.  In 2000 Lucy moved to Farnham and her studio is still in Hampshire today

Vessels - Lucy Burley

Vessels – Lucy Burley

Lucy’s work is thrown on the wheel using white earthenware clay (and sometimes stoneware, with crystalline glazes). Lucy is constantly aiming for harmony of form and colour and enjoys experimenting with a base glaze of her own formulation to make a wide spectrum of colours – mostly subtle and fairly muted, but some more vivid.

Vessels - Lucy Burley

Vessels – Lucy Burley

Lucy makes functional and decorative vessels: bottles, vases, bowls and jugs partly inspired by the still-life paintings of Giorgio Morandi: She wants her vessels to have the same sense of being in family groups, related but not identical. Lucy strives for the simplicity and quiet conveyed by his pictures of groups of bottles and other vessels.

Vessels - Lucy Burley

Vessels – Lucy Burley

The inspiration for Lucy’s colour palette comes from nature: flowers, fruit, the landscape.  The colours she mixes are those of the sky, seashore, precious stones, plants and trees depending on the season.

Vessels - Lucy Burley

Vessels – Lucy Burley

Lucy will also use shades of dove grey, chargoal and ivory which we will showcase at Heart Gallery in 2015.

Vessels - Lucy Burley

Vessels – Lucy Burley

As Morandi said, “What interests me most is expressing what is in nature, in the visible world”.

Bowls - Lucy Burley

Bowls – Lucy Burley

We are delighted to bring Lucy’s vessels to Hebden Bridge and hope that you get a chance to call in to see them soon x

Jugs - Lucy Burley

Jugs – Lucy Burley

 

Meet The Maker – Matthew Tyas

Matthew Tyas - ceramicist

Matthew Tyas - ceramicist and potter

Matthew is a Master’s qualified ceramic designer-maker (and potter!) whose primary medium is clay. He has a wide range of interests in making and materials and recent practice has been focused on developing work about seasons and landscapes, as evidenced in his Sea and Sky collection currently available at Heart Gallery.

Lazy Sea Cone Family

Lazy Sea Cone Family

Sea and Sky is an eclectic and engaging collection of contemporary Blue and White ceramics that speaks in a fresh way, taking its inspiration from the natural world.

Sea Colony Vases

Sea Colony Vases

Previewed at BCTF, in April 2010, Matthew designed the range to explore the realms of Sea and Sky, where calm contemplation and subtle activity are in abundance. Sea and Sky looks great individually, or it can be collected to form effective, expressive and highly personalised multiples and groupings.

Swift Sky Platter

Swift Sky Platter

The theme is explored through the sea which is grounded and earthly; sometimes calm, sometimes active but always expressed through unique vessel forms, while the sky is boundless and floating, interpreted through decorative, contemplative and wall-mountable open forms.

Swallows Tree Platter

Swallows Tree Platter

Matthew previously had studio space in Penistone and on the periphery of the Yorkshire Sculpture Park – both in South Yorkshire, where he developed, made and taught ceramics. He’s currently based in Cornwall and undertaking PhD research in collaboration with University College Falmouth and the Leach Pottery, specifically looking at: “Designing 21st Century Standard Ware: The Cultural Heritage of Bernard Leach and the Creative and Economic Benefits of Digital Technologies”.

Circling Swift Mug

Circling Swift Mug

Swallow Mug

Swallow Mug

Heart Gallery is proud to showcase Matthew’s contemporary ceramics and we hope to see you soon … especially if you fancy a cuppa in one of his Circling Swift or Swallow mugs!