Fire + Earth will open to the public on Saturday 8 April, and we’re pleased that Maggie Kingston will be taking part. The glazes on Maggie’s organic sculptures derive from the ash of plants that grow on her own land.
We don’t know where the time has gone, but we are approaching the last 3 days of This Living Earth. If you’ve been meaning to come over for a look, now is the time to get in touch. Come get your favourite Peter Horrocks or Maggie Kingston before they’re gone! We’re open by appointment through Sunday 1 May.
Why not make a day of it and visit us, then nip over to Aardvark Books for cake, coffee, and a look at ‘The Marches: Maps, Prints, Bindings‘? Among other superb specimens of vintage maps, Aardvark’s exhibition features an original version of the first map of Shropshire, dating from 1579. What a treat!
Stop by and meet the artists between 6 and 8 PM this evening (15 April), or pop in between 11 AM and 5 PM on 16 or 17 April. Here’s a glimpse of what awaits.
‘This Living Earth’ kicks off with an artists’ reception this Friday 15 April, 6 to 8 PM. Please join us if you can! We’re then open from 11 AM to 5 PM on Saturday and Sunday, 16 and 17 April.
As we prepare the gallery for ‘This Living Earth’, enjoy a couple more images of the fine work by Peter Horrocks and Maggie Kingston:
Leg of Mutton starts a new exhibition season on 16 April! We’re delighted to be presenting ‘This Living Earth’, featuring work by two artists whose work derives from the literal ground beneath our feet.
Peter Horrocks creates his structural abstractions using earth pigments. Layers of velvety, warm, subtle tones contrast with sharp greys, evoking terracotta and slate:
Maggie Kingston, a recent Hereford College of Arts graduate, encases glaze materials in shells of black clay and parian. When she cuts open these handmade ‘geodes’, she’s never quite sure what she’ll find – but it’s usually stunning:
‘This Living Earth’ will be on view from 16 April through 1 May. We’ll be open to the public on 16 and 17 April, 11 AM to 5 PM, and then by appointment through 1 May. Watch here for more information on our guest artists’ work!