I spent this weekend in North Wales and due to the rainy weather I decided to come home early today. I’ve never been to Ruthin Craft Centre but have heard a lot about it and have been meaning to visit for a while.
The retail gallery was great, my type of gallery as there was a lot of ceramics! There was also jewellery, glass, metalwork & textiles. They had some wonderful work, I jotted down a few names and I’ve added photos of the artists' work below (sorry they're all ceramics).
Lowri Davies, whos work I have admired for a while, sells through the shop. I remmeber visiting her stand at Ceramic Art London a few years ago and I've liked her work ever since. She has pieces in my favourite gallery 'The Otherist' in Amsterdam.
I've also seen James & Tilla Waters' ceramics before but I cant quite remember where. Although they're quite masculine I really like their use of colour and line.
James & Tilla Waters
Unfortunately most of the artists studios were closed as its a Sunday but we had a look through the windows. The Café R restaurant was very busy!
There were two exhibtions on. The Wonderful World of Rodney Peppe is a collection of hand crafted models and toys, very playful and colourful. Gallery 2 exhibitied the work of Gillian Lowndes, a fine art ceramicist who creates collages.
I’d definitely recommend a visit to Ruthin and I’ll be going back in a few months to see their new exhibitions.
Here are some of the artists' photos...