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Press Release | Emma Jeffryes & Jack Doherty | New Craftsman Gallery | April

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Emma Jeffryes | At the Water's Edge

with ceramics by Jack Doherty

28 March to 25 April

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Emma Jeffryes | Into the Blue 

New Craftsman Gallery St Ives opens its 2020 season this Easter with an exhibition of new paintings by Emma Jeffryes, alongside ceramics by Jack Doherty.

The exhibition title ‘At the Water's Edge' makes reference to Emma's life as painter, which has long been inspired by St Ives Bay and the surrounding landscape. Painted directly from life, these new works use colour to express the joyfulness and beauty of the coastline in summer, with its bright umbrellas, dazzling waters, wildflowers and rich green palms and ferns, as well as the deep teal of rolling waves in winter. The ocean is a constant in nearly all her paintings, and even her still life works include the subtle placement of a distant fishing boat or headland.

Internationally acclaimed potter Jack Doherty lives and works in Mousehole, West Cornwall, and is a finalist in the 2020 Loewe Foundation Craft Prize. His distinctive tableware combines contemporary design with traditional processes and materials. Inspired by the new diversity of shared culinary ideas, his soda-fired, locally sourced stoneware is nevertheless anchored in the tones and textures of the Cornish landscape, and is glazed in the blacks, browns and greys of granite and the titanium yellow of gorse.


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Jack Doherty | Domestic tableware

For further information contact New Craftsman Gallery, 24 Fore St, St Ives, Cornwall, TR26 1HE.

01736 795652 | |




For further press information contact Mercedes Smith at Fine Art Communications | Tel 07825 270235 |


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JACK DOHERTY tableware

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 the mid 1960s by Janet Leach, wife of Bernard Leach, it holds an unrivalled reputation as one of the country's leading art and craft venues. Today 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 /