New Street Gallery, Penzance
RUN by an artists' cooperative of 13, three of its members have been busy preparing for the advent of spring and the Easter season. Maggie Gooding is a studio potter from Perrannuthnoe, who throws on a Japanese wheel and uses porcelain white stoneware clay, and whose small pots are thrown "off the hump" which involves throwing a series of pots from the top of a cone of clay. Serena Gwynn smoke-fired work sees her hand-build pots and figures using white earthenware clay then burnish them when leather hard and bisque fire them for strength. Jeweller Trisha Wingate designs and makes jewellery in her garden studio. The ever-changing sea and skies influence the colours she uses in her creations of enamels and semi-precious stones. The latest works by these three artists can only enhance the reputation of this gallery.
Well worth a visit, admission is free, and their works, plus those by other members of the cooperative, can be seen in the New Street Gallery, 4 New Street, Penzance, 10.30am to 5pm from Monday to Saturday.