We hold between 4 and 8 major exhibitions in our gallery in Uppingham every year, ranging from paintings and prints to ceramics and sculpture. Even stained glass. These events are the perfect opportunity to see the work up close and, in the case of the artists that we represent, to hear directly from them.
Past exhibitions have included art demonstrations, mini lectures, book signings, film screenings, and the occasional sushi-tasting…
Widely regarded as the potter’s potter, Gérard makes freely thrown and decorated domestic ware.
Jean-Nicolas was born in Brazzaville (Congo) in 1954. He returned to France in 1961. He started studying ceramics in 1978 and was Jean Biagini’s student at Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Aix-en-Provence. He also trained with Claire Bogino.
His work has now gained international acclaim. He is regularly invited internationally for workshops or residencies and has exhibited in USA, Australia, China and Japan.
Born in 1960, Kirk was brought up in Somerset and went on to study at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art in Oxford where he graduated with a degree in Fine Art. The following year he won first prize in the National Religious Painting Competition. In 1985 Kirk held his first solo show at the St. James Gallery in Bath and he continued to exhibit there regularly during the 1990s.
Since 2001 he has held many one man shows at the Rona Gallery in Mayfair and also exhibited at many other venues throughout the U.K. Kirk continually explores English landscape and buildings in his art and though he seems to have been influenced by Stanley Spencer and Paul Nash his work displays a highly individual approach.
Each subtle pressure of palm, finger or thumb is transmitted immediately to the clay. Every angle of force, each leg brace, bow of the back, lift of the arm, results in a direct transmission of ideas, experience and skill from thought, through body, to pot. A poem is a product of mind. A pot is a product of everything that makes a potter. At their most elevated, each vessel embodies a direct representation of experience, contemplation, physical skill, co-ordination and character. As they leave the wheel these are supremely personal objects.
Tim Gent from the Svend Bayer monograph 2012
Born in Uganda in 1946 and raised in Tanganyika into a ‘life style of undeserved privilege typical of the beginning of the end of the colonial...
Jenny Grevatte – Exhibition
An exhibition featuring paintings by Jenny Grevatte began in the main gallery on Saturday 20th October 2012.
Jenny’s pictures give pleasure to all who own them, surely one of the most important attributes of art.
Lillian Browse (‘The Duchess of Cork Street’) Art dealer and Historian
Jenny Grevatte grew up in Leicester and trained at De Montfort University. In 2010 she completed a Residency at Leicester’s New Walk Museum and Art Gallery where she had access to the hidden collection in the art stores for study and inspiration. This has taken her out of her comfort zone completely and she is working in new, expressive ways, painting figures and faces for the first time.
She builds layers of mixed media, often including collage, to create surfaces that entice the viewer to look time and time again. Today, her work is in demand in Britain and abroad with paintings in public collections including New Hall and Christ’s College, Cambridge; the National Museum of Johannesburg and the Saarland State Collection, Germany.
Jenny Grevatte grew up in Leicester and trained at De Montfort University. Today her work is in demand in Britain and abroad...
Lisa Hammond – Ceramics Exhibition
Each Lisa Hammond pot has a life of its own, its own sense of renewal. They all offer their own pleasures, an intimacy that adds another dimension to the way we eat and drink, to the ceremonies of the everyday, to the space we occupy. In short, to the way we live our lives. – David Whiting
We are delighted to announce our ceramics exhibition, featuring the work of top UK potter, Lisa Hammond. The exhibition opened in the gallery on Saturday 22nd September 2012 and had over 200 of the very best of Hammond’s pots, made over the previous 3 years.
Born in Leiden in 1606, Rembrandt was to become the most important artist of the Dutch Golden Age and, as summed up by Gombrich in...
Anne Mette Hjortshøj Exhibition – Ceramics
Anne Mette Hjortshøj is a young Danish potter with a rare talent and we are delighted to be able to represent her.
Our first ceramics exhibition of Anne Mette Hjortshøj’s work got off to a great start. Many of you came to the gallery and we have already sold over 100 of her beautiful pots. We have also had a fantastic response to our documentary which we have now put online for everyone to watch.
Marc Chagall was born in Vitebsk, Russia in 1887. After studying in St Petersburg he went to Paris in 1910 where he met and became...
Mike Dodd Exhibition – Ceramics
It is about picking up a pot with just the right weight, individual feel and texture that makes it different, makes one want to use it everyday.
David Whiting 2011
An exhibition featuring pots by Mike Dodd, one of the finest studio potters in the UK. Also accompanying the exhibition are a 64 page monograph, featuring essay and photographs of pots and Dodd at work in his studio and a DVD film.
Mike Dodd was born in 1943 in Sutton, Surrey. He has exhibited extensively throughout the UK and his work is held in collections at the V&A...
Patrick Reyntiens Exhibition – Stained Glass
There will be a re-discovery of Reyntiens as an artist of considerable stature in his own right. Sir Roy Strong
An exhibition beginning 3rd December 2011, of 100 unique, hand-painted, signed glass panels made especially for Goldmark.
The day will include a demonstration of painting on glass by Patrick’s son, John Reyntiens.
Patrick Reyntiens OBE born in 1925, is the world wide leader in painted stained glass. The edition of panels offered here was created especially for Goldmark by Patrick Reyntiens. Each numbered panel is unique, the hand-blown antique glass selected and painted by Patrick. Each tells a small story, a testament to an exceptional talent.
Patrick Reyntiens OBE was born in 1925 into a very different world. Best known for his collaboration with John Piper, with whom he worked...
Jim Malone Exhibition – Ceramics
An exhibition beginning 17th Sep 2011 featuring pots by Jim Malone. Malone was born in Sheffield in 1946. Malone’s pots, be they his flaring bowls, decorated with hakame and iron brushwork, Korean style bottles or his jugs (regarded by many as the best in Britain), all show why he is one of the foremost potters working in the UK today. His two chambered oriental climbing kiln finishes what he starts with his throwing and glazing. Striking combinations of Tenmoku jars and slab bottles with brilliant blue/green copper pours, elegant bottles with perfectly proportioned necks finished with a rich olive Nuka and yunomi and teabowls – ashed and incised or ridged and stamped, all display the natural unforced beauty distinctive not only of Malone’s pots, but also the landscape in which he makes them.
Malone has had articles published in Pottery Quarterly and Ceramic Review and has exhibited widely throughout the UK and USA. His pots can be found in the collections of the V&A; Ulster Museum, Ireland; Manchester Metropolitan University; Liverpool Museum and Art Gallery to name but a few.
Jim Malone was born in Sheffield in 1946. After the death of his father, his mother moved the family back to her native Wales. Malone went to...
Ken Matsuzaki Exhibition – Ceramics
An exhibition featuring over 200 works by top Japanese potter, Ken Matsuzaki, beginning on 4th June 2011. Matsuzaki has exhibited widely in Japan, also in America and the UK. His work is held in collections at Israel Museum, Jerusalem; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; V&A Museum, London and Tikotin Museum, Haifa, Israel. Matsuzaki is represented by Goldmark in the UK and Europe. Click below to view current work available.
Nic Collins was born in 1958 in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire. A self-taught potter and woodfirer, he started building kilns and wheels...
Dora Holzhandler Exhibition – Paintings
An exhibition featuring paintings and prints by Dora Holzhandler. We invited Jack Dee to open the show but due to unforeseen circumstances he couldn’t attend. So, Mike sent Alex and Jay down to his London offices and recorded this message especially for the day.
Mike Goldmark has been a shopkeeper in Uppingham over 40 years...
We stock thousands of prints, paintings, drawings, ceramics and sculptures across a very wide range of top British, American and European artists. We also make films, publish books and hold concerts and events...