Kintsugi Giants…. and off site at The Warren.

Oriel Bevan Jones Gallery is unbelievably proud to have the magnificent ceramic pots of exeptionally talented, emerging artist Rhian Jones in our most recent window exhibition. Rhian`s tall monolithic pots have pride of place in our display this month, giving our King Street window a towering elegance. The display is accompanied by the article `One to Watch` about Rhian and her work,  which was published in the July edition of  the international magazine Ceramic Review. Congratulations to Rhian – a well deserved honor.

Rhian uses the ancient Japanese technique of Kintsugi ( Golden Joinery), to mend the organic damage that happens while pit fireing the pots. By using the Kintsugi method to mend the pots they become `beautifully flawed`,  visually and spiritually more valuable, and a metaphor for lifes journey, death and re-birth.

Inside the gallery we have a selection of Rhian`s smaller round vessels, also hand build with flattened raku clay coils and pit fired. Each pot is an exquisite record of materials and technique, the detail and colour is worth close examination. We adore and covet every one of them. You are welcome to visit the gallery to examine Rhians amazing work for yourself, where we have  more information and our friendly staff who will be happy to chat to you!

Off Site at The Warren.

The Warren in Mansell Street is one of Carmarthen`s award winning cafe, resturant and music venues, with an environmentally concious reputation for a delicious menu of locally sourced and hand prepared ingredients. Oriel Bevan Jones Gallery is very pleased to be involved in an off site collaboration with The Warren, where we show a small exhibition selected from our gallery artists. This month we have hung three pieces of exquisite jaquard weaving from the talented Ainsley Hillard.  There is more work from Ainsley Hillard at The Oriel Bevan Jones Gallery, contact us by using any of the links at the bottom of the page, or even better call in. We will be delighted to see you. For more information about The Warren click here.

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