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SPOTLIGHT ON JONATHAN COX

Each month a different King Street Gallery artist is featured in our Spotlight Room. Throughout November ceramicist Jonathan Cox will be showing his work in a stunning new exhibition. We caught up with Jonathan to find out more about his approach to creating beautiful ceramics…



How would you summarise your approach as an artist?

I have always been interested in the decorative side of ceramics and use the clay surface as a "canvas" for mainly naturalistic designs.

When and where do you like to work?

In the studio, but in good weather I will work outside.

What are your favourite materials/tools?

I learnt to use a "tubeline bag" when at college and it has become a favourite decorating tool. Also I love using lustres.

Who is your favourite artist, and why?

Within the field of ceramics, Sutton Taylor is a great exponent of lustre effects. His lifetime dedication to a challenging technique fills me with admiration.

What’s the most memorable exhibition you have ever been to?

Not an exhibition but just one painting. It was seeing Samuel Palmer's "Magic Apple Tree" at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford when I was about 15: a memorable and defining moment in my life.

Jonathan will be in the Gallery on Thursday November 8 from 10am-5pm and is available to talk about the pieces on display.

Find out more about Jonathan Cox’s work…

'INTO THE LIGHT - A MESSAGE OF HOPE' - CHARLOTTE LEADBEATER

King Street Gallery is delighted to present a poignant and inspirational exhibition of iPad paintings and drawings, pencil drawings and tapestries by artist Charlotte Leadbeater, mapping her path through one year of cancer treatment. The show runs until Wednesday 14th November 2018.  

10% of sales from the exhibition will go towards funding a refurbishment for the chemotherapy waiting room in Glangwili Hospital, Carmarthen.

Charlotte said: “I wanted to give something back - to give people hope even in the midst of frightening and invasive treatment. There is always something you can do, and using the creative process puts you in control. I was terrified of chemotherapy particularly, and although not pleasant it was not as bad as I feared.

“The staff in all the hospitals I was in have been amazing, and we are so lucky with our National Health Service professionals. Even under intense pressure no cross words spoken, care and attention to the patient uppermost in their minds from surgeons, doctors and nurses.”

Charlotte will also be running an iPad still life workshop on Saturday 10th November at King Street Gallery from 2:00-4.00pm (cost £6.00). To book onto the workshop please email mymail@charlotteleadbeater.com or contact the Gallery (spaces limited to 12).
 

AUTUMN AND WINTER SHOWS AT KING STREET GALLERY

Above: "Small Jugs” by Lindy Martin

There’s still time to catch our Autumn Show of King Street Gallery artists’ work which includes beautiful paintings, ceramics, prints, textiles, photography, jewellery and sculpture.

A new Winter Show will open on Friday 16th November providing exquisite and unique artworks just in time for Christmas!

CHECK OUT OUR SIX-MONTH CALENDAR FOR FORTHCOMING SHOWS…

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King Street Gallery cooperative includes artists from a wide range of disciplines,including contemporary fine art, ceramics, photographers, stained glass, wood turning, textiles and sculpture.

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14th September 2017 - 7th November 2017,

Autumn Exhibition 2018

An exhibition of new works by gallery members for autumn including paintings, original prints and fine art ceramics.

27th October 2018 - 14th November 2018,

'Into The Light - A Message of Hope' - Charlotte Leadbeater

An exhibition of I-Pad paintings, pencil drawings and tapestries by artist Charlotte Leadbeater, mapping her path through one year of cancer treatment.

1st November 2018 - 30th November 2018,

Jonathan Cox In The Spotlight

The new Spotlight Room at King Street Gallery will be showcasing the ceramics of Jonathan Cox

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