If you would like to see some of the works coming to Gallery TEN for our new exhibition then have a look at the new online e-catalogue……………..
Peter Layton is one of the world’s most widely respected glass artists and he has done more to promote glassmaking as an art form than anyone else in Europe. He has influenced, encouraged and nurtured several of this country’s leading glassmakers and has inspired many more internationally. At the age of 75, Peter remains extremely active and is regarded as the ‘grand old man of glass’. This exhibition will show work from both Peter and his team, including Louis Thompson, Bruce Marks, Tim Rawlinson, Layne Rowe and others.
The Graal Press are one of the foremost screen printing studios in the UK. They specialise in producing limited edition original prints with leading and well known artists. Graal Press consists of Robert Adam and Carol Robertson who as well as collaborating with artists make their own work and publish essential reference books on printmaking. We will have works from Wilhelmina Barns-Graham, Victoria Crowe, Kate Downie and others.
Arriving for our next exhibition will be photographs by Jack Luke from his series of works titled “The Bings” a project done for his degree show at Edinburgh College of Art earlier this year. Looking forward to having them in the gallery soon.
02.08.14 – 02.09.14
JAPANNED! – Edinburgh Festival Exhibition
Japanese printmaker Kouki Tsuritani will be exhibiting a collection of his outstanding mezzotint prints in the Edinburgh Festival which will inspire and enthral viewers with both their fantastical images and his technical skills. Alongside Kouki’s work, Edinburgh based Gallery Ten is exhibiting a number of International and British artists who either use Japanese techniques or draw inspiration from Japanese art and imagery. The applied arts will be represented by a number of Japanese printmakers, jewellers, ceramicists, glass and leather artists whose work shows the extraordinary and refined qualities of contemporary Japanese art and applied art.
CURRENT – New Artists & New Works
Go to the link below to see some of the Artists and their Works
Anna King is an Edinburgh based basket-maker.
‘Mostly, I work with words – TEXT. The words are the raw material from which I derive inspiration and ideas. The words are held in journals and diaries that I kept for many years. Something I wrote twenty years ago might have been interpreted in one way then. I can look at those words now and see them in an entirely new con TEXT and so interpret them in a new way, but the immediacy of the first emotional response is not lost in the intervening years.
With the tapestries, the words are sometimes hidden within the TEXTure of the weaving. The coiled basket forms give the words an enclosed environment to live in, or rest, waiting for the observant enquirer to investigate. The conTEXT of the basket invites curiosity. Decorative additions on the surface or interior are there for symbolic as well as aesthetic reasons. They are not arbitrary, their purpose is to imbue a sense of place, evoke a memory, serve as a token.’
Salt glaze ceramics from Jane Hamlyn. This is what Jane says about her works……………..
My pots are made to celebrate the rituals of daily life : serving and offering, giving, receiving and sharing. I believe that functional pots have a unique role to play in the arena of the Applied Arts because they provoke audience participation. My pots are made to be touched and when holding a pot and considering how to use it the user continues its creative life and fulfils its real function. I like that idea.
Rachel Mackie went to Edinburgh College of Art and studied jewellery making, including a postgraduate year. She has lived in Spain since 1991 not far from the village of Orgiva just South of Granada. She has continued to make jewellery ever since alongside her passion for keeping, riding and tending her beloved horses. She runs her own workshop and runs courses in jewellery making.