Time Lines opens this weekend!

Time Lines

New work by Paul Jones and Akiko Hirai. Furniture by Petter Southall

Saturday 28 February to Sunday 12 April 2015

If you would like an invitation to the opening please reply to this page or contact Sladers Yard by phone on 01308 459511. Please click on the links above to view the work in the exhibition.

Paul Jones 4 Seacliff Return 76 x 50cmTime Lines brings together artists who work with texture and tone to create works of imaginative freedom and subtle beauty. This major exhibition of Paul Jones’s latest work brings together the ideas and vision he has built up over the last fifteen years, seeking to explore and re-invent the complexities of coastline, geology and landscape. Fascinated by the edges of land, the moment of transition between earth, air and water and the time that is revealed in the geology of cliffs, Paul Jones’s paintings celebrate the coming together of memory and observation in well-loved places.

Akiko Hirai makes practical ware using the Japanese tradition of allowing the clay to show how it wants to be fired itself. Her work also allows the viewers to find out the language of the objects in their own ways. She focuses on the interaction between objects and viewers. Her unique approach to ceramic work has had much attention and praise and her work is in demand from commissions in England and world-wide.

From the start she has been heralded as a unique talent.  Her intensely handmade, seemingly naive ceramic tableware has the purity of salt.  Deeply textured, glazed in soft white, matt black or natural colours, her forms are those of workware, simple and satisfying.  She chooses very rough dark clay and often glazes it with white, which forms a veil between the rough forms underneath and the smooth calm of the exterior. Links to films about Akiko Hirai are below.


To view the paintings in the exhibition please click here: Paul Jones. Please click here to view the ceramics by Akiko Hirai. If you would like more information about Paul Jones or Akiko Hirai please follow links above and contact Sladers Yard on 01308 459511 or email gallery@sladersyard.co.uk.

About Sladers Yard

Sladers Yard is an art gallery and cafe in West Bay, Dorset. Our art gallery showcases contemporary British Art, Furniture and Craft whilst the licensed cafe serves fresh, locally produced homecooked food and drinks.
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