Land Use: Alex Lowery and Richard Batterham 7 March – 26 April 2020


Alex Lowery recent paintings: view and buy online.

Richard Batterham pots from the artist’s private collection are SOLD OUT but many are on show here in the gallery 

Petter Southall furniture, Pod and Wave

Alex Lowery Topsham 6, 50 x 110 cm, £4,250

Alex Lowery West Bay 312 40 x 90 cm £3,250

Richard Batterham Big Caddy, chatters, one of 175 pots from a 60 year career – all SOLD

Petter Southall Upright Cabinet

The Pod Garden Room, a steam-bent eco-pod with space for a double bed, desk, log burner and chair, available now ready to be finished and installed exactly as you want it. More info…

Petter Southall The Wave steam-bent pavilion 

Alex Lowery West Bay 314, 30 x 70 cm, £2,250

Alex Lowery’s recent landscape paintings reach further afield with new colours and new energy. Paintings of river estuaries, bridges and buildings in Barnstable and Topsham add to the artist’s vocabulary of subject matter refreshing also the Portland and West Bay paintings so many of us know and love. His subtle and surprising colour combinations, dramatic tonal differences and the manmade structures set against luminous sky and water work their magic as ever.

Alex Lowery Topsham 6, 50 x 110 cm, £4,250

Acclaimed as the foremost living maker of domestic stoneware in the world, Richard is very sadly not now able to throw more pots. However, throughout his long career, he has put aside pots in a private collection which he used for his own reference and as a record of his work. Some he chose because they marked a significant development that he wanted to replicate and others because they were ideal versions of a form. With the help of his son, the potter Reuben Batterham, Richard has decided to release a good number of these pots, some from the final firings of Richard’s kiln which Richard managed last year with Reuben, and some dating back as far as the 1960s. The exhibition includes phenomenal pieces of all shapes and sizes.

The furniture of Petter Southall completes the exhibition of understated superb examples of craftsmanship, art and design. Made with uncompromising workmanship and a flawless eye for detailing, Petter Southall’s furniture and his larger garden structures, are a joy to look at and to use.

All three artists are masters in their artform.  All three eliminate anything unnecessary from their work to reach the essence in timeless, masterful pieces. Simple repeating forms, whether they are rows of bollards in a painting, or a repeated curved component in a chair or a line of cuts around the edge of a jar, create resonant simple statements in the work of all three.

Please follow the links to see Alex Lowery and Petter Southall‘s work which is available to buy/reserve now. Richard Batterham‘s pots are all SOLD OUT. Any enquiries please contact us on 


Paul Wearing Ellipse 2 H13 x W29 x D17 cm £450

Lynne Strover 2. Five Silver Triangles with Sunstone Rondelles 52cm