Tuesday, 30 June 2009

Donation of John Maltby Ceramic

Mike Yates came to the gallery today for the official handover of the John Maltby ceramic Site Seers (Greece) 2006 which he has most generously donated to the Swindon Collection of Studio Ceramics. The work is on display in the exhibition Necessary Pots: Studio Pottery in the
South West.

The exhibition showcases a selection of key studio potters from the South West region and includes pots by Katharine Pleydell-Bouverie, who was based at Coleshill near Swindon, and works by David Leach, Hans Coper and other influential ceramicists based in the West Country.

The exhibition has been organised in collaboration with Kirsty Hartsiotis, Decorative Arts Curator from Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum. Cheltenham Art Gallery has loaned two ceramics, a cider jar and jug, by Michael Cardew from Winchcombe pottery in Gloucestershire.

Swindon Museum & Art Gallery started collecting studio pottery in 1965 and continues to collect works, such as our most recent acquisition, John Maltby's Site Seers (Greece) 2006, donated by Swindon based collector and author, Mike Yates.

For further information, contact Barbara Dixon on bdixon@swindon.gov.uk and 01793 466560. Swindon Museum & Art Gallery Tel. 01793 466556.

No comments:

Post a Comment