Chris Carter Pottery
Chris Carter Pottery

Up coming exhibitions and events

Here we will keep you up to date with the details of Chris's latest exhibitions. For information about where Chris has exhibited in the past please click on the " Previous Exhibitions" tab above. 

New Book Launch "Just Pots" Chris Carter A retrospective 

At the Bevere Gallery, Bevere Lane, Worcester on Saturday 19th of November 2016 from 11:30am until 1:30pm.

 

Round House Gallery in Derbyshire.

Chris Carter. A Major Retrospective Covering Five Decades Of Work. Opening the 7th May 2016 www.roundhousegallery.co.uk/exhibitions/

 http://www.roundhousegallery.co.uk/ Email Phil Evans and Leah for more details pj.evans@btconnect.com

CHRIS CARTER


OUT OF THE DARK & INTO THE LIGHT

A MAJOR RETROSPECTIVE COVERING FIVE DECADES OF WORK. OPENING 7th MAY 2016.


It is over twenty-five years since Chris Carter, already established by then as one of the country’s leading potters, began exhibiting work at the Round House Gallery.

At our first meeting, Chris showed me around his workshop situated in an old brick built building on a farm in Warwickshire. Workshops and studios are very private spaces and I quickly became aware that his had its own unique ambience, enhanced by the slow tick of an old mantle clock, just audible over the mellow sounds of Radio Three. While Chris went to make us a cup of tea, I began looking around the workshop with its mood of strong lights and darks, reminiscent of a Rembrandt chiaroscuro painting. With cup of tea in hand, Chris proudly showed me around his workshop. There were pots at every stage of the working process, photographs pinned to the walls, and an array of artefacts that inspired the visual elements expressed within his work. Eventually, I was invited to follow him up an open wooden stairway which led to a display area of completed work. To the right was a locked door which Chris explained was a stockroom of pots which were not for sale and not for anyone’s eyes except his and Jennifer’s, his wife.

Since then the stockroom has steadily filled with pieces of work which have been put aside and reserved for a retrospective exhibition. I entered this room for the first time last September to view these pots, having been invited by Chris to hold a retrospective exhibition of his work, celebrating his five decades of making pots.

The Chris Carter retrospective exhibition at the Round House Gallery, opens with a private view on 7th May 2016. After all these years a cross-section of some of Chris’s best works are finally coming out of the dark and into the light. They will be for sale for the very first time.

Leah and I are honoured to be offered this retrospective by such an eminent artist. We would sincerely like to thank Chris and Jennifer for their support and kind generosity in allowing these pots to be exhibited at our gallery

FURTHER DETAILS WILL FOLLOW.

 

Roger Billcliffe Gallery Exhibition.

Chris has some pots in a joint exhibition at the Roger Bilcliffe Gallery in Glasgow which begins on the 31st October 2015 www.billcliffegallery.com Email info@billcliffegallery.com for more details.

 

Useful websites.

Studio Pottery www.studiopottery.co.uk

 

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