Staff Picks | Summer 202026 May 2020
June Staff Picks
The Scottish Gallery staff would like to share with you, on a monthly basis, a selection of our favourite pictures and objects that are in The Gallery's collection but are not always on display. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do.
Some of my favourite work by Charles Simpson features heavy weather. Squall featured in his recent exhibition and I am very surprised it is still available. In the painting Simpson captures the drama of an approaching storm above a dark sea, a band of golden light transects the composition, signalling the setting sun over Sgur of Eigg. Haste me back!
I’ve always loved these, the idea of having something so delicate grow on a piece of art, itself becoming part of the sculpture, making it all the more beautiful. Andrea is so talented and this set of 5 stakes makes a perfect addition to any garden, including ours here at The Gallery
Christina has chosen Yuta Segawa's incredible miniature pots, click here to see more example of his work.
The Gallery hosted a miniaturist exhibition in 2016 and we introduced the work of Yuta Segawa to The Gallery with an installation of 300 miniature pots. A beautiful sight and an administrative nightmare! They are so addictive.
Segawa, who is from Japan and lives and works in London is a highly skilled craftsman. He has over 100 glaze recipes and his pots are classical Japanese, Chinese and Korean forms. Hand thrown, hand turned and hand glazed – these are a remarkable examples of craft at an affordable price. I have given numerous pots as presents and I have a 21 piece garniture in my bathroom. I love them.
The Ginkgo Leaf brooches from Malcolm Appleby depict these beautiful, delicate leaves in silver – almost silk like in their texture and the play of light on their surface. Small gold beads almost appear as a droplet of water glinting in the sunlight.