Exploring the Vessel – 19-23 September 2017
The exhibition took place in a private house in Holland Park, London, and allowed visitors to view and engage with the works in a more domestic environment than the usual gallery format.
Exploring the Vessel focussed on the works of a painter and a potter. The painter is William Scott, a prominent and important figure of British Art in the post-war period, and the potter is Ashley Howard, a leading contemporary ceramicist. Showing paintings, drawings and works on paper by Scott and new ceramic pieces by Howard, the exhibition looked at how both artists have engaged with the vessel, ancient forms that are at once functional and beautiful. Scott’s painted and drawn bowls, pans, cups and jugs will be displayed alongside Howard’s porcelain vessels, showing how both artists have explored the practical and aesthetic qualities of these articles, introducing them to the painted and actual spaces around us.
This exhibition showed Ashley Howard’s work in a relaxed setting to its full advantage along with the paintings of William Scott.
This was arranged by Ashley’s agents J&J Rawlin who can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org | email@example.com | Tel: +44 (0)1986 783891
The work of Ashley Howard is very much in the news at the moment.
His current work is to be included in The Teabowl: Past and Present at the world-famous Leach Pottery, St.Ives in Cornwall which opens to the public on 9th September 2017 and continues until 11 March 2018. This exhibition, curated by Dr Bonnie Kemske and Dr Matthew Tyas, coincides with the publication by Bloomsbury of Bonnie Kemske’s new book The Teabowl: East and West which also features Ashley’s work. Read more about this exhibition and the book here:
Pieces by Ashley are also being featured in InPrint Biennial, an exciting exhibition in Hull, UK City of Culture 2017, where he is special guest ceramic artist with Stephen Dixon. (16 September -29September 2017)