COMPASS POINTS: Contemporary Ceramics from the Four Corners of England

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Chris Prindl

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Ruthanne Tudball

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William Plumptre

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Ashley Howard

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The Peter Pears Gallery, 152 Aldeburgh High Street, Aldeburgh IP15 5AQ

in association with HighTide Festival

Exhibition:
Thursday 8 September: 14.00 - 19.00
Friday 9 September to Tuesday 13 September: 11.00 - 18.00
Wednesday 14 September: 11.00 - 17.00

Wednesday 14 September: Special Event - Valuation & Consignment Day with Marijke Varrall-Jones, Director of Maak. Scroll down for further information

J & J Rawlin return to Aldeburgh with their second selling exhibition of new ceramics, during the tenth anniversary of the HighTide Festival.

They will present work by four potters whose kilns are located in the North, South, East and West regions of England - William Plumptre, Ashley Howard, Ruthanne Tudball and Chris Prindl.

This is the first time these four potters have exhibited together, but the exhibition aims to show how their common interest and experience of Japanese culture and ceramic tradition, both at first hand and received, has guided their work to very different results.

The works shown will cover a range of techniques and will include pieces in both stoneware and porcelain, exploring both the age-old continuity of ceramic practice and the way in which artists now are investigating the ways in which tradition and modernity can interact.

All works will be for sale.

North - William Plumptre. Plumptre studied under Tatsuzo Shimaoka, National Living Treasure of Japan and noted pupil of Shoji Hamada. Plumptre has had his studio in Kendal, Cumbria since 1988 and exhibits widely throughout the UK. He first showed in Aldeburgh in 2015.

South - Ashley Howard. Head of Ceramics at the University College of Creative Arts, Farnham. He works in both Porcelain and Stoneware. Howard was a pupil of the renowned potter Colin Pearson and has recently been involved in collaborative projects with Japanese potters and craftsmen, both at home and in Japan.

East - Ruthanne Tudball. Born in America, Tudball moved to England in 1968 and her studio is based in Norfolk. She exhibits and lectures internationally and is a noted expert and author on salt and soda glazed ceramics. She draws inspiration from classic forms from Korea, China, Japan and English Medieval pots.

West - Chris Prindl. Prindl started making ceramics in 1987 whilst at Princeton University, studying under Toshiko Takaezu. Prindl subsequently lived and worked in Japan, exploring many Japanese ceramic techniques and styles. He has a passion for wood-firing and for the unpredictable influence of the kiln. His studio in Cornwall is close to the magnificent house and gardens of Lanhydrock.

This is a free non-ticketed event.

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Marijke Varrall-Jones, Director of specialist Contemporary Ceramics auction house and consultancy Maak will be holding a Valuation and Consignment Day in Aldeburgh, Suffolk on Wednesday 14 September 2016.

The event will take place at J&J Rawlin's exhibition of Contemporary Ceramics 'Compass Points', at The Peter Pears Gallery, Aldeburgh, Suffolk, IP15 5AQ

In an open invitation, Maak is offering a free no obligation valuation service, whether for one or two items or larger collections of studio ceramics, with a view to consigning to forthcoming Maak auctions. Please contact Maak at [email protected] or +44 (0)7903 049 444 to arrange an appointment or for more information.

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Chris Prindl

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Ruthanne Tudball

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William Plumptre

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Ashley Howard

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