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Press Release | Hilary Mayo 'Topography of a Landscape' | 27 May to 24 June

Press Release

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Hilary Mayo | Topography of a Landscape

27 May to 24 June



Stoneware Vessel | Hliary Mayo

On show throughout Whit week and continuing until the end of June, New Craftsman Gallery, St Ives presents an exhibition of contemporary ceramics by Hilary Mayo. Inspired by the artist's recent visit to Iceland, this new collection of sculptural stoneware and porcelain vessels takes an impressionistic response to the island's dramatic scenery. Taking finely rolled and shaped stoneware slabs as her canvas, Mayo's painterly surfaces, layers of glaze and sparing use of mono-print respond to the textures and colours of Iceland's stunning, other-worldly landscape. Contrasting surfaces and a palette of blacks, greys, whites, and blues reflect the unique geology of a country of ancient, petrified lava fields, austere horizons of black volcanic rock, steaming geothermal pools, snowy white peaks, waterfalls and icebergs on glacial lagoons, while the undulating walls and rims of each piece speak of the receding glaciers and catastrophic melt of climate change evident in the topography of the Icelandic landscape.

Hilary Mayo, Topography of a Landscapewill be on show from 27 May to 24 June at New Craftsman Gallery, 24 Fore St, St Ives, Cornwall TR26 1HE | 01736 795652 | | 



 300 dpi images for press use:

 Stoneware Vessel, Hilary Mayo, 23cm high 

Editors Notes

New Craftsman St Ives

With an international reputation amongst art and craft collectors for its painting, sculpture and quality studio ceramics, the New Craftsman is regarded as one of the most important spaces for contemporary artists in St Ives. Founded in 1962 by Janet Leach, wife of Bernard Leach, it holds an unrivalled reputation as one of the country's leading art and craft venues. Now in its 55thyear, the gallery's annual programme of mixed and solo exhibitions continues to support the work of Cornwall's and the UK's very best painters and craftspeople.

New Craftsman Gallery, 24 Fore Street, St. Ives, Cornwall TR26 1HE | Tel: +44 (0)1736 795652 ||


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