Goldmark Gallery is proud to announce a milestone exhibition of ceramics by Jim Malone, one of Britain’s top potters, opening in Uppingham on Saturday 17th September 2016. Now in his 70th year and after an incredible 40 years of making, Malone has produced an extraordinary collection of pots to celebrate a lifetime’s dedication to his craft.
Now situated in Cumbria amidst the dramatic peaks of the North-West, Malone continues to enliven the Anglo-Oriental ceramic tradition with his pots, throwing locally sourced clay on his Korean kick-wheel and firing in a magnificent two-chambered kiln. A maker of consummate skill and expertise, his craft is not merely an occupation but a way of life, a lifelong devotion to the lasting beauty of handmade ceramics.
The pots to be shown at the Goldmark Gallery represent the very best of Malone’s recent oeuvre, showcasing his immense knowledge and understanding of form, decoration, and firing. Beautiful black Tenmoku bowls with red-rust rims are joined by robust Medieval pitchers, elegant tall bottles, and graceful vases sporting leaping fish, each one painted by hand with a finely tipped brush.
Each pot will be available to view and buy in the gallery and online and a 64-page catalogue with essay and photography will be produced to accompany the exhibition.