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Press Release | JUDY BUXTON AT 60 & Chloe Rosetta Bell | New Craftsman, August

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19 | 07 | 22



Judy Buxton at 60

with ceramics by Chloe Rosetta Bell

6th August to 2nd September 2022

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Judy Buxton |Garden Magnolias & Camelias

This August, New Craftsman Gallery St Ives presents a collection of oil-on-canvas works by award winning painter Judy Buxton. Judy is a Fine Art graduate of both Falmouth College of Art and the Royal Academy Schools in London, and has been awarded the Sir Cyril Sweet Prize, the Royal Watercolour Prize, the Gold Medal from the Worshipful Company of Painter-Stainers, and The Hunting Art Prize. She lives and works on the Lizard Peninsula in Cornwall, where she draws inspiration for her landscape paintings from the area's unique moorland, coast and river. Other subjects include still life paintings of flowers, and dynamic equine paintings which reflect Judy's passion for her beloved horses. Deep texture, soft colours and the vigorous use of a palette knife are the defining characteristics of her work. This collection includes landscape, equine and floral works, with a particular emphasis on roses, in response to the accompanying collection of ceramics by rising young artist Chloe Rosetta Bell.

Chloé graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2019. With a special interest in using and transforming organic materials in her work, her objects are a physical record of the agricultural landscape and the livelihoods that depend upon it. This new collection is based on a collaboration between the artist and Maddocks Farm Organics and Tinkture, who are Rose Gin Makers. Chloe has developed ceramic glazes from the David Austin Rose residue produced from distilling Maddocks Farm gin. Her subtly beautiful pieces are entirely functional, whilst the unique aspect of her glaze make space for her works to be viewed as contemplative objects. Chloé has also commissioned artist Celia Dowson to create glass cups and funnels, which echo the light and tonal blends of Maddocks Farm and Tinkture's Gin and will sit alongside her ceramic pieces.


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Chloe Rosetta Bell at work on her new collection

Of this collection Chloe says: "I have in mind to celebrate the rose farm and the people who work from it. The deep knowledge of their land and their craft, be it farming or distilling gin, shapes their lives. My glazes and forms are quiet objects that echo their persevering passion".

For further information contact New Craftsman Gallery, 24 Fore St, St Ives, Cornwall, TR26 1HE.01736 795652 | |



Print Ready 300dpi images for press use:

 JUDY BUXTON Garden Magnolias & Camelias
 Chloe at work with rose petals

 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 /