‘Anna S King makes beautiful things. The reductive description of her as a ‘fibre artist’ does little justice to the richness of her work, which is built on a close relationship to the natural world, an instinctive practice of a wide range of craft skills, and an unerring eye for colour and design. Through a continuous expansion of those skills, a study of makers in other cultures – particularly Japan and North America – and a re-learning of ancient traditional skills such as the twisting of fibre from bark and grasses, King has become best known for intimate objects, her woven containers sometimes like baskets, sometimes like nests, sometimes like both.’
Andrew Guest, from review in Crafts Magazine of A Quiet Intervention: Anna S King at Dawyck Botanic Gardens 2011
New works for COLLECT 2015 from Anna S King showing with Gallery TEN on stand 7.5
Coming soon to gallery TEN works by Cat Outram, Edinburgh Based printmaker.
“ I turned professional as an artist when both my sons were very young so, until very recently, worked only part-time. Now that has changed I have started to explore the medium, to try to be more ambitious, more personal in my subject matter. I have been looking at different ways of adding colour by incorporating collograph and monoprint techniques. Further and for this exhibition I have been exploring the possibilities of embossed ‘blind’ prints.
I am drawn to the linear around me; fine detail within the geometric, structural shapes of buildings or landscape. I love the tracery of winter branches against a clear sky, or shapes picked out by sunlight. It is light especially that moves me; its quality either in strong contrast to shadows or as soft tonal layers, as in a scene at dusk”.
Coming soon at Gallery TEN – Paintings by Kirstie Cohen.
Gallery TEN will be attending the COLLECT 2015 applied arts show at the Saatchi Gallery in London. The show takes place from the 08 May to 11 May 2015. It is organised by the Crafts Council and is the premier selling event in the UK for the applied arts.
Emma Mogridge makes jewellery inspired by the beauty of the natural landscape. Each hand-made piece is designed to capture a snapshot of nature, for example, the sublime quality of coastal scenery, the shimmering of light over water, or the rippling of long grass in a windswept field. Award winning brooch, Liquid Sun, is inspired by the sun setting at sea. Facets of Light is a unique collection, crafted using specialist techniques and hand-made tools. Emma works with silver to create delicate eye-catching surfaces and combines them with strong geometry to form dynamic jewellery. The collection has an elegant yet bold aesthetic, accentuated by contrasting satin and highly polished finishes. Each piece has a definitive nautical feel, with echoes of ships and portholes, and is designed as a portable/wearable vision of the ocean.
Stephen’s paintings explore recurring narratives of architecture and culture, his paintings are built up over a long period of time, employing photographs as an aid to his personal memories of the spaces that emerge. He uses traces of figuration as a tool to illustrate a sense of order and regularity in the landscape, ‘the consequence of Man’s dominance over nature’ but the recognisable subject matter is never allowed to settle down and become the meaning of the Piece, as his paintings should ‘be felt on the eye before the conceptual elements are allowed to emerge‘.
Robert Powell was born in Edinburgh in 1985 where he has lived and worked since his graduation from Edinburgh College of Art, with a Masters in Fine Art in June 2008. Since then he has attracted the attention of collectors and critics alike – primarily with his highly imaginative etchings which have been widely exhibited. He has more recently, also attracted attention with his sculptural work.
Coming soon in our first show of 2015 the Irish wood turner Liam Flynn. Stunning vessels in wood, show starts on the 7th of February at Gallery TEN. Courtesy of the artist and the Sarah Myerscough Gallery, London.
The following is a selection of prints that Gallery TEN will be showing at the Edinburgh Art Fair at the Corn Exchange, Edinburgh. For more details of the show visit Edinburgh Art Fair.
Ralph Steadman works appears courtesy of Peacock Visual Arts in Aberdeen.
We will be bringing a great collection of glass to the Edinburgh Art Fair. This will be representative of the glass artists whose works Gallery TEN has shown in the last year. It ranges from the the functional to the sculptural. Artists will include Laura Birdsall, Lindean Mill, Peter Layton, Alan Horsley, Jonathan Rogers & Yoshiko Okada, plus others.