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Summer Pop-Up plans

I’m delighted to announce that Quercus will be hosting its first pop-up exhibition in our beautiful home village of Atworth in collaboration with the lovely Flower Studio Atworth.

We have recently renovated a courtyard space adjoining our house, which has access from the street, so it is here that we’ll be setting up our pop-up shop on 15th & 16th August.

We shall have gorgeous locally grown flower bunches for sale alongside handmade ceramics so you can pick your own vessel and cut flower combination.  Dried flower posies will also be available. There is quite a floral theme to the display of pieces with Kathy Hutton‘s beautiful lino prints and a lovely new collection of botanical inspired jewellery by Suzanne Potter.  Art cards, stationery and lovely cushions and textile accessories from Chickpea, designed by Harriet Grist, are also available.

Paintings by Vanessa Gardiner and Alex McIntyre will be available to view on request.

53 Bath Road, garden courtyard
Atworth
SN12 8JY

Parking:  we have kindly been granted permission to use the Village Hall’s car park, which is just off Post Office Lane.

If you can’t make it to the pop-up and you’re interested in anything please get in touch.  Local delivery or collection from London Road Bath can be arranged.

CORONAVIRUS CLOSURE UPDATE

Our pop-up gallery space on the London Road in Bath is currently closed to visitors whilst we all stay safe and respect social distancing measures.

However, our window display is still on show and will be getting the occasional update, where and when it is safe and possible to do. If you have seen anything of interest whilst passing the shop and wish to know more then please get in touch.  We have a secure online payment system and delivery can be arranged in and around Bath.

Please also get in touch if you see anything on the website. We are still in touch with many artists and would be more than happy to put you in touch with available work if you are looking for a particular piece.

We will keep you posted and hope to get back to the shop soon.

In the meantime I hope everyone stays safe and positive during this period of unease.

Winter Pop-Up in Bath

We’re excited to be hosting a pre-Christmas pop-up in Bath this year!

From Saturday 16 November find Quercus Gallery at The Bath Framer’s former studio, on the London Road, with a mixed display of artworks, jewellery, ceramics and textiles.  Come and say hello and discover original pieces for Christmas presents and for personal collections.

Including paintings and drawings by Vanessa Gardiner, prints by Kathy Hutton, ceramics by Matt Waite and Jesmonite vessels and objects by Tip Studio. Jewellery collections by Joanne Bull, Alys Power, Suzanne Potter, Laila Smith and Rose Teleri.  Beautifully designed textiles and stationery by designer and printmaker Kiran Ravilious and wonderful cards by Hadley Paper Goods will also be available.

The gallery is delighted to be showing a number of artists in Bath for the first time and there will be new pieces arriving throughout the show.

Opening times:
16 November – 21 December
Wednesday – Saturday: 11am – 4pm
Other times by appointment

7 Walcot Buildings
London Road
Bath
BA1 6AD

Parking:
2 hours free parking on Weymouth Street and short stay parking can be found directly opposite the shop in front of Ripples Bathrooms.

 

FRESH FOR FEBRUARY

I am delighted that Quercus has popped up in Bath this month!  I know it has been some time since we had any activity so thank you so much for your continued interest in the gallery.  It is a real joy to be reconnecting with artists and clients and exhibiting once again in Bath. I hope QG will be out and about much more this year.  I am hugely grateful to Kelly, owner at The Bath Framer, for allowing Quercus Gallery to share her beautiful shop space this month.  Also, special congratulations to The Bath Framer for having been selected as a finalist for a 2018 Bath Life Award in the Creative category.  All shall be revealed at the awards ceremony on Thursday 1st March!

Work by some new artists features in our first pop-up of the year and I’m delighted to be working with two artists whose work I have long admired: Emma Lawrenson and Lucy Augé, who have both been very generous with the collections they’ve sent for this show.  Emma Lawrenson is a printmaker whose work is informed by the shapes, spaces, textures and colours observed in her surrounding landscape.  From initial sketches, collages and photographs, Emma gradually fine-tunes her images, adding or subtracting elements and reworking compositions in order to arrive at visual combinations that achieve an understated harmony on paper.  Her works all have a beautiful balance of colour, texture and form.  Each piece can stand on its own but when put together groupings of works are a real joy to see.  It has been highly satisfying pairing works and seeing how the pieces converse with each other in the shop window! Read more about Emma’s work. 

I have known Lucy and her work for some time and she would often come to the gallery when it was on the corner of Queen Street and Trim Street.  Lucy is an artist and naturalist whose work is a quiet celebration of plant life, growth and form.  Her artistic approach is deeply rooted in an awareness and appreciation for the seasons.  Her work is often produced on a large scale, many small plant or flower studies making up a whole installation, which echoes how plants naturally grow together in the wild. I remember seeing her first solo exhibition of 500 flower paintings at 44AD in Bath a couple of years ago and being blown away by the strength and variety of the installation.  Read more about Lucy’s work.

It’s been really lovely catching up with Elisabeth Barry and Karen Parker for this show as well.  At the end of last year Elisabeth moved to a new studio near Oakhill in Somerset and I went to visit her earlier this month.  She has transformed an old car garage into a sleek new studio space, complete with underground clay storage in the old garage pit!  For the current show there are some of Elisabeth’s new pieces on show including some new small churns with a beautiful deep blue glaze on the outside, some perfect small grey jugs and some new forms in blue and grey glazes.  Elisabeth’s porcelain necklaces are proving very popular.  They are so beautiful and comfortable wearable and she is constantly evolving new designs.  Read more about Elisabeth’s work here. 

Seeing Karen Parker at her studio in Bath a few weeks ago was great and she has some stunning new designs in silver and gold, many of which we have on display in the shop and online.  New forms include her rivet bangles, rings and earrings, which are formed out of a solid silver wrap with 14ct gold rivet.  Her necklaces too are new to the gallery, including a beautiful multilayered ‘Rope of Mussels’ necklace, which continues her collection based around mussel shells and a brand new ‘Dada’ necklace, composed out of textured silver pendant and Lava bead set on an oxidised silver chain.  I am always amazed by the beauty and finesse of all Karen’s jewellery.  Each piece is unique, completely hand made by a talented maker who is so fluent with her materials and processes.

I hope this pop-up will be the first of many this year and please let me know if you would like any further information about anything you see.

Evie

evie@quercusgallery.co.uk

Quercus Collections Exhibition photos

Photographs from our final gallery exhibition – Quercus Collections
30 January – 20 February 2016

QUERCUS GALLERY CLOSES FEBRUARY 2016

2016 brings some changes to Quercus Gallery as I will be taking some time out to have a baby from March.

Quercus Collections from 30 January – 20 February 2016 is our final exhibition, after which the gallery will be closed from 20 February.

Whilst I am very sad that this marks the end of Quercus Gallery’s time in Bath for now, I’m pleased to announce the launch of our new online shop – Quercus Gallery Collections to carry the gallery forward.  This online gallery will feature curated collections of jewellery, artworks and objects and provide an ongoing platform to promote work by gallery artists. You will be able to keep in touch with favourite artists from our existing portfolio and discover new ones.

It is my sincere hope to be able to return to a gallery space in or around Bath in the future so please keep an eye out for our updates online over the next few months and I hope to see you at Quercus’ next venture!

I’d like to say how grateful I am to everyone who has supported the gallery in so many ways over the last few years and thank all the fantastic artists whose work I’ve had the pleasure of exhibiting in Bath.

Best wishes,

Evie Williams
evie@quercusgallery.co.uk

SMALL GIFT GUIDE

A selection of smaller gifts available at the gallery, under £20

Please contact the gallery if you’re interested in purchasing any pieces and having them posted.

Quercus Oak leaf keyring, £6.50 each 
leather, 12 x 4 cm, available in other colours

Matt Waite coffee cups, £20 each
Glazed Cornish stoneware
(H)17 x (W)18.5 cm

Q is for Quercus Bag, £12 each
Screen printed Q on heavy weight natural cotton
42 x 36 cm, mid-length handles

Tea Towel, £12 each
When Life Gives You Lemons Reach for the Gin!

Limited Edition printed bags by Henrietta Corbett, £4.50 each 
Large Bird with Curve, 48 x 45 (not including handles)

Tree and Sun, 40 x 32 cm, £4 each

Festive Lion, 40 x 32 cm, £4 each

 

 

ADORN EXHIBITION Opening event photographs

Thank you to Lucy from Dot & Photography for these lovely photos of the opening night of our jewellery showcase – ADORN earlier this month.  A great time was had – trying on jewellery and imbibing Bath Gin!

Lots more jewellery collections are available up until 24 December so make sure you visit the gallery for wearable Christmas ideas.

New show of Matt Waite Ceramics now open!

Thank you to everyone who came to the opening of Matt Waite’s new ceramics exhibition last night.  It was a wonderful start to the show and great to have such enthusiasm towards the new work.  Many pieces have already found new homes but you can see the full line-up of work here.

The show continues until 3 December.

Jewellery and Gin!

We’re looking forward to some early festivities next month at the opening of our jewellery show – ADORN – which starts with an evening of jewellery and Bath Gin on Friday 6 November.

The show is also open Sunday 8 November from 11 – 4 pm

We shall be showcasing fabulous new collections by existing gallery jewellers as well as introducing some fantastic new designers in the lead-up to Christmas.  The show celebrates creative jewellery making so you’ll find a range of individual hand-made pieces by a selection of leading jewellery designers from across the UK.

If you’re interested in attending this event please contact Evie Williams
evie@quercusgallery.co.uk   01225 428211