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Pots, Fish’n’Ships

NEC ND Festival of Pots copyright  smallcurator April 2013

Pots, Fish’n’Ships is an exhibition at The Burton Art Gallery and Museum in Bideford, North Devon, UK, opening 22nd February.

The lovely folks at The Burton have kindly agreed to partner smallcurator-all are hard at work to produce a fabulous display of contemporary and historic material:

We are drawing connections between contemporary North Devon potters’ output and the heyday of sgraffito decorated and plain wares, when North Devon pottery reached across the world. In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries Bideford was at the centre of this trade.

Many of the contemporary pots on display here will be taken from the 200-odd pieces fired in The Kiln in the Park, in Victoria Park, just outside the Museum, in Bideford. When dozen contemporary local, national and European potters met and fired the kiln in the traditional way, using wood, over three days last September, a fantastic range of North Devon inspired pots resulted. This exhibition-Pots, Fish’n’Ships-is the final piece of this project funded by The Arts Council, to show North Devon pottery is both part of a historical continuum and a lively contemporary art.

The exhibition will be presented as quirky visual essays around themes taken from the contemporary pottery to blur boundaries between past and present.

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Kiln opening, Bideford, September 22nd 2013

Bideford Kiln Door Open (1 of 1)(1) Bideford Kiln Close Look 2 (1 of 1)Bideford Kiln First Wares 5 (1 of 1)Bideford Kiln Jugs coming out (1 of 1)Bideford Kiln Group 2 (1 of 1) Bideford Kiln First Wares 3 (1 of 1)(1) Bideford Kiln Group 4 (1 of 1) Bideford Kiln Fired Skull (1 of 1) Bideford Kiln First Wares Happy (1 of 1)

All photos copyright Robert Hunter.

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Kiln Firing-Friday 20th Septemeber 2013

Bideford Kiln Bricking UP (1 of 1) Bideford Kiln Tony Fire (1 of 1) Bideford Kiln Spy Holes 2 (1 of 1) Bideford Kiln Photographer (1 of 1) Bideford Kiln Philip Leach Loading (1 of 1) Bideford Kiln Nigel Spy (1 of 1)Bideford Kiln Caping the Kiln (1 of 1)Bideford Kiln Draw tiles 2 (1 of 1)

All photos here copyright Robert Hunter.

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Glazing over

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A Cargo of Pots waiting for the kiln Wednesday 18th September 2013

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Pots Fish ‘n’ Ships

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Pottery waiting for firing at the Kiln in the Park, Bideford.

Photos by Peter Stringer.

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Kiln loading (party !) photos by Robert Hunter.

Bideford Skull Guy (1 of 1) Bideford ME Sun Dish Finish (1 of 1) Bideford ME Sgrafitto Jug (5 of 5) Bideford ME ND Chamberpot 4 (1 of 1) Bideford Kiln Shelves 2 (1 of 1)  Bideford ME Jug Bottom (1 of 1) Bideford ME Cradle and Potty (1 of 1) Bideford ME Cargo (1 of 1) Bideford ME Big Jug Handle (5 of 5) Bideford ME Big Jug Assembly (8 of 13)  Bideford Kiln Loading 4 (1 of 1) Bideford Kiln Loaders (1 of 1)(1) Bideford Kiln Gumby (1 of 1) Bideford Glazing Nigel (1 of 1)

Loading the Kiln in the Park Wednesday 18th September 2013.

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