In this week’s short roundup film Mike Goldmark walks us through some of the new work to have arrived at the Goldmark Gallery in the last week and the exciting news that gallery potter Lisa Hammond has been appointed an MBE.
In the meantime, preparations for our exhibition of sculptures and drawings by Frank Dobson are well underway and new works are being added to our goldmarkart.com site. If you haven’t seen it yet, here’s our online invitation to the show.
We were thrilled to hear recently that gallery potter Lisa Hammond has been awarded an MBE in this year’s Honours List for her extraordinary services to ceramics and her work on the charity ‘Adopt a Potter’ (if you’d like to donate to Lisa’s charity you can do so from the website here). Huge congratulations to Lisa for her incredible achievements.
A pupil and future printmaking tutor at the Royal College of Art, Alistair Grant was also a proficient painter in oils.
This large example from the mid-1960s is an unusual but stunning piece from Grant’s oeuvre and has garnered a lot of interest from our customers in the gallery.
These two rare lithographs exhibit his rare ability to simplify and stylise typical scenes and make the mundane dynamic.
A flurry of other works arrived at the gallery these last few days, including a still life lithograph by the acclaimed artist Elizabeth Blackadder (above), lithographs by Barcelona-born artist Antoni Tàpies (below), and a collection of etchings by Valerie Thornton (further below).
Thornton trained with Stanley William Hayter at the famous Atelier 17, where the etching medium was subjected to innovative experimentation. Her prints are now widely sought after.
A new set of 80 guinomis by Phil Rogers has also recently made its way to the gallery, and has now been arranged in one of our custom-built display cases. Each set features 80 unique pieces with varied surfaces and takes upwards of 6 months to complete, ensuring that Phil has enough time to place the guinomis in different firings to achieve a contrast of styles and glazes.
At £6000 each they represent remarkable value for money and look spectacular on a wall. One is available to buy on our website now, but we can also take orders and offer more information at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at +44 (0) 1572 821 424.