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Press Release | Royal Academy Graduate Potters at New Craftsman Gallery | May

Press Release

11 | 03 | 20

Shaping the Future

outstanding new Royal Academy graduate potters

with paintings by Will Calver

2nd to 20th May 2020

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Alice Walton | Linn Ribbons, coloured porcelain

Throughout May, New Craftsman gallery presents an exhibition of ceramics by three of The Royal Academy's most promising new Masters graduates, alongside still-life paintings by rising young artist Will Calver.



Alice Walton graduated with an MA in Ceramics from the Royal Academy of Art in 2019. Her original ceramics forms are defined by incredibly complex surface textures and are inspired by both street furniture and architecture. Collaged photography and drawings of objects she encounters on her daily commute are the starting point for individual ceramic works, which are then grouped together to make curious imaginary scenes. Alice has exhibited her work at the V&A Museum, Tate Modern, Hauser & Wirth, Officine Saffi and Collect 2020, and she was awarded the Wedgewood Prize at the British Ceramics Biennial.



Chloe Rosetta Bell graduated with an MA in Ceramics from the Royal Academy of Art in 2019. Her current work is research-driven and is informed by a collaboration with two Michelin star restaurants. Her collections aim to forge physical and sensory connections between the restaurants, their suppliers, and the landscape from which ingredients are sourced. The glaze used in tableware created for one restaurant, for example, has been developed using waste oyster shells from Porthilly Chloe has exhibited her work at the British Ceramics Biennial, and Plate Up at the Devon Guild of Craftsmen.

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Chloe Rosetta Bell | Kitchen Table Oyster Dish | Oyster Shell Glaze on Stoneware and Porcelain

Photo credit Maria Bell Photography



South Korean artist Hojung Kim graduated with an MA in Ceramics and Glass from the Royal Academy of Art in 2019. Her work is inspired by ideas of global diversity, which she expresses through the movement of colours across surfaces and within a variety of forms. The vessel forms in her ‘Flow' collection create a relationship with the space in which they sit, and with one another, and explore the harmonious drift of shapes and colours across this curated space. Hojung has exhibited her work in London, South Korea and Japan.

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Hojung Kim | Flow Collection, Blue



Rising young painter Will Calver graduated from Falmouth University in 2019. Combining classical figuration with a freer hand, his still-life alla prima paintings explore the iconic presence of everyday objects and are made from direct observation and drawings. Spacious compositions and an extraordinary skill for interpreting light and form give these simple paintings of quince, lemons, peaches, pebbles and ceramic cups a beauty and power rarely seen in the contemporary art today.

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Will Calver | Pomegranate and Palette

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 |


Print Ready 300dpi images for press use:

HOJUNG KIM Flow Collection Blue

WILL CALVER Pomegranate and Palette

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 /