Corinium Museum Temporary Exhibitions
The Corinium Museum strives to encourage access for all to its nationally important collections. Access to the museum collections is provided through the permanent displays within the museum, plus an extensive education and outreach programme. Further access is achieved through a diverse and imaginative temporary exhibitions programme.
‘Wood Fired Ceramics’
Eeles Family Pottery
6 March – 8 April
The Corinium Museum is proud once again, to showcase beautiful and functional works by the Eeles Family Pottery. The exhibition featuring wood fired ceramics showcases the new range from Eeles family pottery.
Within this exhibition of the latest Wood fired stoneware, porcelain and raku from Eeles Family Pottery there are still some a number of pieces from David Eeles. He was the founding member of this family of potters in 1956. David’s distinctive highly individual, decoration was inspired by the beauty of nature. David was a trained artist and painted copiously. The early traditional English slipware he produced at the Shepherds Well Pottery in Hampstead from 1955 with owl, fish and cockerel decorations were vibrant and full of movement. After relocating to Mosterton, Dorset in 1962 a new, oil fired kiln was built enabling the production of reduced stoneware with chun, celadon and shino glazes. Today Benjamin and Simon Eeles are carrying on the family pottery, still using the three chambered wood fired climbing kiln that was built in 1976. This has helped with the constant search for the perfect representation of oriental glazes, using English rocks often sourced from the south west of England that the family strive to achieve. Lovers of handmade ceramics should take the trouble and visit the exhibition at the Corinium Museum, Park Street, Cirencester GL7 2BX from 7th of March to the 8th of May, open 10am to 5pm Mon to Sat, Sun 2pm to 5pm. free admittance to the exhibition . New work by the Eeles family of Potters Benjamin, Simon and Caroline Eeles, plus a selection of Pots by David Eeles, will be on display.
Eeles Pottery is a family studio based in Mosterton, West Dorset. Over the years their ceramics have become very collectable. There will be approximately 300 pieces on show from dishes and plates to vases and lamp bases. The resident potters create their work from stoneware and porcelain and use wood fired and raku techniques for decoration. They use local clays and materials to create beautiful and functional ceramic pieces. Hand decoration and the wood firing process ensures that every piece is unique.
Whispers of a Landscape
Sarah E Butler
12 April – 6 May
A solo show by artist Sarah E Butler exploring landscapes and the natural world through colour and texture.
Sarah is graduate in BA (Hons) Drawing at Falmouth University. She is a Freelance Artist based in Somerset. Her artistic practice lies somewhere between drawing and painting and explores various colourful, highly textural and atmospheric mixed-media techniques. Flitting between the idyllic Cornish coast and beautiful countryside of Somerset, this collection of work offers an eclectic mix of expressive Drawings and Paintings. With this body of work, Sarah aims to celebrate the richness of colour, depth and the tiniest of details that can be found in the world around us. Sarah spent time as a student at the Corinium Museum and created a wonderful portfolio of work depicting the museum collections. She has returned for her second exhibition with a stunning solo show.