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Press Release | Neil Davies - Time & Tide exhibition at New Craftsman | July

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Neil Davies | Time and Tide

with ceramics by Jin Eui Kim and jewellery by Guy Royle

6 July to 27 July

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Neil Davies | First Signs of Spring 

This new collection by landscape painter Neil Davies considers the resilience and constancy of nature. Time and again, man makes his mark upon the land - for good or for bad - but given time, nature always reasserts itself, quietly healing scars and reclaiming the landscape. Davies explores the beauty and meaning of this process across Cornwall's Penwith peninsula, painting old cottages, farm buildings and disused engine houses that are crumbling away as ivy and wild vegetation return, against a backdrop of ocean tides which ebb and flow with unstoppable certainty.

Ceramicist Jin Eui Kim's new collection follows on from his 2018 study into the illusory effects of hand-painted tonal bands on the surface of his pots. Now working with tonal clays, his new work is the result of meticulous research and experimental firings, in which black-stained clays are combined in precise layers to create perfect tonal gradation. A series of two-dimensional works are also included in the exhibition, as patterned pieces that can be placed together to create a variety of large-scale artworks.

Also on show is a new work by jeweller Guy Royle. Admired by collectors for their quality and distinctive motifs, Royle's pieces are handcrafted in beaten and etched silver and gold, and set with semi-precious stones.

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Jin Eui Kim | Cylindrical Forms

See the exhibition from 6 to 27 July at New Craftsman Gallery, 24 Fore St, St Ives, Cornwall, TR26 1HE. 01736 795652 / /




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NEIL DAVIES First Signs of Spring

JIN EUI KIM Cylindrical Forms

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 55th year, 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 ||


For further press information or additional images contact Mercedes Smith at Fine Art Communications / Tel 07825 270235 /