Where Do They Get Their Inspiration?
I have dabbled with various forms of art over the years purely as an amateur and I have discovered I am definitely happier appreciating other people’s works and looking into the intricacies of the English language – an art form in itself really!
Finding out About The Artists!
People often ask when they come into the gallery,“ Do you paint?” ,“ Did you make any of these bowls ?” and as much as that little devil on my shoulder wants to say “ why yes, that was created on my summer in the Seychelles” the angel takes over on the other shoulder and admits that , no I didn’t craft anything in the gallery , however I can tell you a little bit about who did….and people love to hear about the artists, potters and jewellery makers whose crafts we have in the gallery – they like to imagine the face behind the art!
Every piece of art is unique, whether it be a beautiful piece of jewellery, a finely glazed ceramic vase or a stunning seascape. It has to have started with a thought, a thought which turned into inspiration and the creation of a piece of art. Sitting in the gallery and looking at the pictures that surround me, I often think about what triggered the thought , the inspiration to start a painting, create a new piece of jewellery or through a new shape of pot? Nature? Experiences? Music?
We spent the weekend brining in some new paintings, rotating some that are already hung and putting out some more pottery that had come up from Cornwall and along with some new lighting to show case the gallery’s beautifully eclectic collection of artisans pieces, it is definitely worth a visit ( even if I do say so myself!) .
Hats Off to the artists, potters, jewellery makers, woodworkers, rug makers, silk screeners, gorse sculptors, textile makers and the many more artisans out there who put their passion into creating beautiful pieces to share with us!
“Art evokes the mystery without which the world would not exist.”
– René Magritte