Collection: Pete Moss
Lincoln based Pete Moss features in Collection, the on-going series at The Ropewalk gallery in Barton upon Humber, which celebrates the work of contemporary ceramicists of national renown.
His work, which can be found in the Box Gallery, may be familiar to many as he has just celebrated his 70th year with a major retrospective exhibition at The National Centre for Craft & Design in Sleaford.
Pete’s distinctive ceramic forms are notable for his fascination with surface and design. His complex geometric designs make use of bold sgraffito mark-making and multi-layered, multi-fired pieces which are glazed with rich lustres and enamels.
“I am totally eclectic in collecting influences not only in a contemporary sense but also from archaic civilizations. I borrow, re-use and reinterpret many of the patterns, colours, signs and symbols appearing in archaic art forms. However, I do use modern materials and continue to look for and develop a personal language as I grow in competence and extend my ceramic vocabulary.”
He trained at the Royal College of Art between 1965 and 1968 where he came under the tutelage of Eduardo Paolozzi whose work is on show in The Ropewalk’s Gallery One until October 9. General Dynamic F.U.N is a Hayward Touring exhibition from Southbank Centre, London on behalf of Arts Council England. It features a suite of 50 screenprints and photolithographs created between 1965 and 1970.
The show is augmented by a small selection of ceramics designed by Paolozzi for Rosenthal , Wedgewood and other factories between 1971 and 1999 which have been kindly loaned to The Ropewalk by Sara Haddon
Collection: Pete Moss runs until October 2 while Eduardo Paolozzi: General Dynamic F.U.N. ends a week later.