On display in the Box Gallery until 6th March is a selection of Rebecca’s porcelain domestic ware and her new Cornish ware range, perfect for any kitchen.
Rebecca’s ceramics are made from porcelain where form and function come together with subtle traces of the hand that are left when the porcelain is soft, creating an intimate engagement with the objects through use.
Her use of a warm, soft satin glaze envelops the calm but strong forms in a smooth, rich, tactile surface.
A dedicated teacher, she is also known for her publications on glazes and ceramic tableware. Her work can be found in both public and private collections.
Patricia McMillan, Moira West and Linda Westerman use the theme of Barton’s industrial heritage to celebrate human ingenuity, vision and strength. These attributes are explored using a wide variety of materials, in a modern and unique expression of industrial life. Combinations include natural and man-made materials – fabric, fibre, metal, plastic, rope, silk and wire.
The artists have a love of textiles and fibre because of its rich form and heritage, which speaks so much of history. It is imbued with stories of its origins, its makers, its geographic roots and culture – all of those details “woven” into life’s lush tapestry. Working with fibres offers a rich palette of stories, known and unknown. Enjoy exploring the artists’ interpretations of Barton’s industrialisation.