Jim Malone – New Pots From The Kiln: 9 September to 29 October 2017
The Leach Pottery is excited to present new pots by Jim Malone in his first solo exhibition of 2017. Exhibition 9 September to 29 October 2017 | Preview (all welcome) 8 September 2017, 6-8pm. Masterclass 11 to 13 September 2017
Jim will be selecting pots from his recent summer kiln firing and is anticipating a range of forms including bottles, jugs, and tea bowls decorated with tenmoku, kaki, wood ash, and hakame glazes and surfaces.
Jim Malone has been making high-fired stoneware pottery and porcelain since the early 1970s: he works alone producing a wide range of individual pottery forms. One of Britain’s foremost potters, Jim has exhibited widely in this country as well as in America, Germany and Hong Kong. Jim is a Fellow of the Craft Potters Association of Great Britain.
There will be the opportunity to meet Jim Malone at the Preview on 8 September 2017. The exhibition runs in the Leach Pottery Entrance Gallery. All works for sale.
Jim Malone said: “The firing started with some difficulty: the kiln was losing temperature and we lost some time, but we got caught up in the end! Those firings can sometimes become the best – there’s a really good body of pots and I’m only halfway through unpacking. I’m particularly pleased with how some of the kaki glazes and hakame slip have come out of the kiln.”
“The way that a pot is made has to be part of a lifestyle – I lived my life in order to make the pots I make. The pots I’ve admired historically, and the qualities they have, are a direct reflection of the lifestyles of their time. That’s why I fire with wood and oil and work on a kick wheel: the means of making a pot is as important as the end result.”
Leach Pottery Director Libby Buckley said: “I’m looking forward to Jim Malone’s Exhibition at the Leach Pottery. Jim has a phenomenal reputation as a potter who works with both sincerity and skill. Jim was initially inspired by texts like Bernard Leach’s A Potter’s Book, so it will be intriguing to see how Jim’s pots and philosophies have evolved over his 40 years of potting.”
Founded in 1920, the Leach Pottery is considered to be the birthplace of British Studio Pottery. One of the great figures of 20th century art, Bernard Leach played a crucial pioneering role in creating an identity for artist potters across the world. The Leach Pottery was restored and reopened, in 2008, as a Museum, to celebrate the life, work, influences and legacy of Bernard Leach. The exhibition, gallery and shop spaces regularly showcase work by leading regional, national and international studio potters. The Studio provides training for the next generation of potters who learn by making Leach Standard Ware tableware.
The Leach Pottery is managed by the Bernard Leach (St Ives) Trust Ltd, a registered charity founded in 2005 reg. no 1111263. The primary objectives of the trust are to further the development of studio pottery, provide training in the art, craft and making of pottery and to advance the public education of the life and work of Bernard Leach and his circle.
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