Ruthin Craft Centre
The Centre for the Applied Arts


Gallery 2

Anne Gibbs

22 July – 24 September 2017

The Language of Clay: Still

Anne Gibbs takes the time to stop and contemplate what she sees and experiences. She is minded to observe what often goes unnoticed, be it a tree on a hill we might see every season or a road junction we might pass everyday. Anne recognises the beauty in things and also acknowledges the pain, both often unexpected. Thus in her fine ceramic work we see calm delicacy often contrasted against rough, found objects. A metal pin might perforate a smooth surface, a sharp edge might be left on an object we could otherwise use.

Anne models and casts work in bone china, using a bright palette of colours. The sculptural ceramics she presents, sometimes in pairs and sometimes in large groups, are punctuated with objects she has collected. Anne’s work maps her life journey so far and does so without presuming what we, as viewers, might see in it.

Still is a chance for us to share and celebrate a wonderful new body of work by Anne as it tours to venues across Wales. The exhibition is accompanied by a variety of engagement activities.

Still: An exhibition in The Language of Clay: A Mission Gallery National Touring exhibition. Curated By Ceri Jones.

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Publications Anne Gibbs

The Language of Clay

This beautiful side stitched publication accompanies the third exhibition in a series of solo exhibitions of work by practitioners who use and express clay in very different ways.

28 pages, Softback
Full colour, 148x210mm
Language: English or Welsh
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