Paul Rice Gallery : Bryan Newman

  •  Robin Welch - Early Work (17.10 - 14.11.2015)

    Robin Welch - Early Work (17.10 - 14.11.2015)

Bryan Newman has been one of this country's most outstanding potters since the 1960s when he became well-known for his extraordinary sculptural pots - townscapes, bridges, castles.

Most of Bryan's pots, however, have been functional vessels - and, despite being one of the most imitated domestic potters, this aspect of his work is less known. He employed a wide range of decorative styles from sparse brushwork on a dolomite glaze to quite densely painted decoration more like textile designs. He loved painting boats, fish and also produced a range of slightly comical animals - usually cats.
Possibly his best and most distinctive pieces were decorated by pouring overlapping tongues of coloured glaze to create a vibrant, dry surface reminiscent of abstract expressionism.
 
For some years now, he has been making very few pots and concentrating on ceramic murals.
 
Many of the pots will be under 50 

Makers at this event include (Members in Bold)
  • Bryan Newman