Title: Square Plate
Artist: John Pollex
Material: Ceramic and slip glaze detail.
Measurements: Base Width 29 cm, Height 29 cm.
£ 170 SOLD
The current exhibition of John Pollex’s most recent work is continuing to be a huge success. The exhibition will run until the 31st of May so there is plenty of time to come and view Johns work here at 45 Southside Gallery. We are open between 10am and 6pm, seven days a week.
After 15 years nationally and internationally renowned potter John Pollex returns to the Barbican with a solo exhibition at 45 Southside Gallery. His full portfolio of sculptural and functional thrown work is shown including some more recent pieces with a matt slip finish. Knowing John and his pottery for a long time and we are really excited to present his full range of work in our Barbican gallery. His colourful, highly collectable ceramics are both tactile and versatile. There is a pot for everyone in every price range.
The exhibition will run from 23rd of April to the 31st of May 2016. The opening view will be held on Saturday 23rd of April from 3pm to 6pm, all are welcome.
Studio Potter – Plymouth, Devon
John Pollex has carved out a unique niche in the world of studio ceramics. During the 70s and early 80s he established himself as a respected maker of traditional English slip-ware, before his work took a dramatic turn.
In 1984 John decided to change direction referring to the work of painters such as Sir Howard Hodgkin, Patrick Heron, Mark Rothko and Hans Hoffman. John used his knowledge of slips (liquid clays) to develop a completely different style of working. He dispensed with slip trailers in favour of paintbrushes, sponges and more recently plastic spatulas. The intensely coloured earthenware slips are applied in a free and painterly abstract manner.