In this week’s Goldmark Roundup film Discover writer Max talks about new David Jones wood and copper engravings to come into the gallery, oval teapots by Danish potter Anne Mette Hjortshøj, and a surprise visit by gallery artist Christopher P. Wood.
This Monday we posted a Profile of artist and writer David Jones to coincide with a new collection of beautiful wood engravings and a set of copper engravings illustrating Coleridge’s The Rime of the Ancient Mariner that have come into the gallery.
Jones worked under the infamous letter carver and sculptor Eric Gill at his artistic commune in Ditchling in the early 1920s. Both his written work, which included the prose-poem In Parenthesis, and his engravings were acclaimed by important writers and critics such as T. S. Eliot, W. H. Auden, and Sir Kenneth Clark, who believed Jones to be an artistic genius.
Jones’ copper engravings for The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, a suite of prints filled with mysterious symbolism and spiritual imagery, are widely considered his most visionary work in the medium and remain as potent today as when they were first produced back in 1928.
We also posted a short film this week of Danish potter Anne Mette Hjortshøj discussing her gorgeous oval teapots in her studio on the island of Bornholm.
We have been showcasing Anne Mette’s work since 2012 when we held her first UK exhibition here at the gallery and can safely say she is one of our best loved potters by customers and staff alike. Producing beautiful functional pieces like her oval dishes and straight-sided bowls, Anne Mette’s pots barely make it out of their boxes from Denmark before they’re snapped up by visitors to the gallery.
We are currently scheduled to have a second show of Anne Mette’s work later in the year; until then, look our for new pots on the website here.
This weekend we sent out a small catalogue with a wonderful collection of some of our best original works stocked at the gallery. Included in the selection are works by John Piper, Edward Bawden, Peter Kinley, and Derrick Greaves as well as a number of other major artists.
Important new acquisitions are constantly landing at the Goldmark Gallery and often sell before we’ve had the chance to publish them online. Our April catalogue represents a choice number of some of those pieces and we hope you’ll find something to enjoy. Work in the catalogue can be viewed here on our website.
We also had a surprise visit from gallery artist Christopher P. Wood this week who came to drop off some exciting new work he’s been developing for us. We’ve been working with Chris for a number of years now exhibiting his work and printing new editions at our Goldmark atelier and are amazed at some of the extraordinary technical innovations he has been playing with in his paintings and prints.
Chris’ work offers a window into strange and surreal magical worlds populated by mystic figures and bizarre creatures. You can see some of his work here on our website.