What’s New In The Gallery

16 Mar 2022
What’s New In The Gallery
Wendy Ramshaw Ringsets new to The Gallery this month

The Gallery has a broad spectrum of artwork in house which changes on a regular basis to ensure that we keep the gallery fresh and exciting. Here are some of the fantastic, inspiring highlights to share with you this week: we have a new group of jewellery by Malcolm Appleby which includes his highly sought-after Walk in the Woods bracelets. After a sell-out show with Baba Tree Baskets in January, please explore the latest hand-woven collection from Ghana. It has been two years since we last received a group from the great British studio potter Clive Bowen – gallery visitors can view his new group online and in person – we have had great fun using his jugs to create tulip displays in The Gallery! We have also received several oak swills by Owen Jones and a group of new ceramics by Miyu Kurihara including moon jars, hexagon vases and her extremely popular single flower vases. Last but not least, we have several iconic ringsets by Modern Master Wendy Ramshaw (1939-2018).

Malcolm Appleby

Malcolm Appleby was born in 1946. He studied at Central School of Art, Sir John Cass and the Royal College of Art in London before establishing his studio in Scotland in 1969. A silversmith and metal engraver, known for his imaginative use of line and form, he considers gold 'just another lovely material to work with.'

Malcolm was recently awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Goldsmiths' Company in London.

You can view Malcolm Appleby's jewellery here.

What’s New In The Gallery
Walk in The Wood Wrist Chain with Golden Sycamore, 2022, silver, 18ct yellow gold, W2 x L18.5 cm (modelled), £1,010
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Walk in The Wood Wrist Chain with Golden Sycamore, 2022, silver, 18ct yellow gold, W2 x L18.5 cm, £1,010
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Nut Squirrel with Garnet, 2020, silver, garnet, H3.5 x W2.5 cm, £510
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Walk in The Woods Wrist Chain, 2022, silver, opals, kyanite, W2 x L19.5 cm, £1,190
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Dance in The Woods Wrist Chain, 2022, silver, W2.5 x L20.5 cm, £2,380

The Baba Tree Basket Company

The Baba Tree Basket Company in Ghana have been preserving the craft of basket-weaving from the Gurunsi community in Bolgatanga for the last 15 years. Over 250 artisans practise the time-honoured handweaving technique using elephant grass. Each basket comes directly from the hands of the artisan weavers, meaning each is unique. We first showed work by The Baba Tree Basket Company in January of this year, and the show was a huge success with every piece being sold!

You can view available work by The Baba Tree Basket Company here.

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Baskets made from elephant grass
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Pakurigo Waves Basket X, 2021, elephant grass, H28 x W49 cm, £160
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Small Wall Hanging Single Weave I, 2021, elephant grass, H15 x W50 cm, £85
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Medium Wall Hanging Double Weave IV, 2021, elephant grass, H16 x W65 cm, £195
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The Baba Tree Basket Company, Round Basket IX, 2022, elephant grass, H36 x D40 cm, £95

Clive Bowen

Clive Bowen studied painting and etching at Cardiff Art School before taking up an apprenticeship with Michael Leach at Yelland Pottery in North Devon from 1965 until 1969. In 1971 he bought a small agricultural property at Shebbear, near Holsworthy in North Devon and set up a workshop in the former farm outhouses. His pots are made in the local Fremington clay, a red earthenware clay in use for centuries for traditional North Devon wares. They are almost all wheel thrown with the exception of a few hand-pressed dishes.

You can view available work from Clive Bowen here.

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Selection of new work from Clive Bowen
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Jug (medium), 2021, glazed earthenware with slip decoration, H24 cm, £192
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Medium Lipped Bowl III, 2021, glazed earthenware with slip decoration, H8.5 x W15.5 cm, £70
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Deep Handled Bowl, 2021, glazed earthenware with slip decoration, H15 x W27.5 cm, £165
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Soufflé Dish I, 2021, glazed earthenware with slip decoration, H9.5 x W14 x D9 cm, £75

Owen Jones

Owen Jones MBE lives and works in Cumbria and has been making traditional oak swills and baskets since 1988.

You can view new available swills from Owen Jones here.

I was taught to make swills in 1988 by a retired ‘Swiller’ from Broughton-in-Furness, called John Barker. John had served his time in a 1930’s swill shop and when I met him he was one of the last swillers from that generation who were still making them. Now there is no one left alive from that era and I feel very privileged to have been taught by John, to have learnt from within the tradition and to now continue a local trade which has remained largely unchanged for centuries

Owen Jones
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Traditional Oak Swill Basket VII, 2022, oak, H23 x W57 x D47 cm, £205
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Owen Jones, Handled Oak Swill IV, 2022, oak, H33 x W42 x D34 cm, £185

Miyu Kurihara

Miyu Kurihara is a Japanese artist who makes hand-painted ceramics. Miyu draws upon her heritage when creating her ceramic pieces; inspired by both Japanese kimono design and traditional Asian ceramics. All pieces are made by hand and individually drawn with intricate detail. Having learned brush techniques and textile design in Japan and London, she incorporates these skills into her work and uses traditional blue and white porcelain processes that originate in China and Japan.

You can view Miyu Kurihara's available work here.

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Moon Jar with Gold Rim - Sitting Tiger, 2022, porcelain, gold lustre, H8 x W8 x D8 cm, £140
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Moon Jar - Camel & Cactus, 2022, porcelain, H8 x W8 x D8 cm, £120
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New Hexagon Vases, 2022, £265 each
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Single Flower Vase - Large, Medium and Small, £55 - £68 each

Wendy Ramshaw

Wendy Ramshaw, CBE, RDI, was an international champion of modern jewellery. Her signature ringsets are represented in over 70 public collections worldwide. Ramshaw's work also encompassed designs for textiles, screens, gateways and sculpture. The Scottish Gallery has exhibited some of her most ambitious ideas through exhibitions such as Picasso's Ladies (1989), Rooms of Dreams (2002), Prospero's Table (2004) and a Journey Through Glass (2007). Exhibitions such as Room of Dreams, which was designed and created as a theatrical stage set for the jewellery, have become embedded not only in Ramshaw's spectacular career but also illustrate the commitment by The Gallery to truly original ideas.

Wendy Ramshaw passed away on the 9th December 2018. She was one of The Scottish Gallery's favourite contemporary jewellers and will be missed. We continue to work with Wendy's estate and are delighted to welcome a selection of ringsets and single rings new to The Gallery this month.

You can view Wendy Ramshaw's work here.

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New Ringsets in the Gallery this month
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Complex Geometric Ringset (7 Parts), 1997, 18ct yellow, (polished), clear stand, £5,400
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Ringset (7 Parts), 2005, 18ct white with matt surface, 5 sapphires, 2 tourmalines, white delrin stand inlaid with dark blue bands, £6,240
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Deja Vu Ringset (6 Parts), 2010, green cornelian, tourmaline - 5 round, 1 teardrop, clear stand, £1,920
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Complex Geometric Ringset (6 Parts), 1990, silver 4 x Geometric ringset, plus 2 matt bands, clear stand, £1,350

Gallery visitors can view new work both online and in person - if you have any questions about our artists or their work, please don't hesitate to get in touch!

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