Last year we had just worked out where we going to display Peter’s vase and it was settling in nicely to its window space when it was purchased, prior to the opening. Peter’s work doesn’t hang about!
And before you go getting any ideas about the narrow necked bottle below, it is in a private collection. But head out to Waikouaiti anyway and see what’s happening at the Old Post Office. Peter and Laura’s Gallery is open most Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday afternoons from 1pm to 5pm. They’re also happy to open at other times by appointment. Check here for further information. All the work below is crystalline glazed porcelain.
I have always viewed beautiful things with an odd mix of joy and sadness. This was probably not entirely healthy in an 8-year-old, but now I am in my middle 50s, this outlook is a more natural fit! I have an awareness of the passing of time, of brevity, of being an observer.
The snippets of conversation, wafts of scent, and glimpses of beautiful things, and the awareness of autumn coming in, are captured wonderfully in Ruth’s poems about Olveston. Many of her words could also be describing my inner life!
I hope I can make something from porcelain for this exhibition that encapsulates some of these ideas and feelings.
Peter is creating a vase in response to my Olveston poem, The Four Seasons. He’s also selected a few more poems to ponder on so I’m hoping he’s going to supply a collection of pots/vases for the PoARTry@Olveston exhibition. It’s opening on August 7th @ 5pm in the Drying Room Gallery at Olveston. All welcome.