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Press Release | Emily Powell at New Craftsman Gallery | 10 Aug to 6 Sept

Press Release

22 | 05 | 24



 Emily Powell | Sunshine & Full Flowers
with ceramics by Matt Chambers

10th August to 6th September 2024

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Emily Powell at her Dartmoor studio, April 2024

This summer, New Craftsman Gallery brings you a vibrant exhibition by artist Emily Powell, inspired by an imaginary world of intensely coloured floral landscapes. Painted in her distinctive bold and brilliant palette, this uplifting collection demonstrates her talent for touching allegory, subtle wit and powerful emotion. Expressions of love and joy are central to Emily's work, characterized by a host of exotic flying creatures amid scenes filled with curious trees and vivid flowers, and enhanced by her preference for painting on a monumental scale in a way that immerses the viewer in a world of colour and fantasy. Emily studied at Norwich School of Art and at the Ecole Régionale des Beaux-Arts de Rouen in France. She has exhibited with the Royal Society of Art, collaborated with MoMA, National Galleries Scotland and The British Museum, and in 2022 she was invited to paint the entrance of London's Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children.

Also on show, ceramicist Matthew Chambers presents new work that demonstrates significant advances in his practice. Matthew's extraordinary work is born from his love of geometric and constructivist art, architecture, and design. Each piece is an abstract exploration of shape that combines traditional processes with contemporary forms, using stoneware clays that have been pre-coloured with oxides and stains. Taking fresh and challenging angles on his extraordinary forms, this exhibition is a masterclass in the creativity, skill and technical brilliance that has put Matthew at the forefront of 21st century ceramics.

New Craftsman Gallery, 24 Fore St, St Ives, Cornwall, TR26 1HE |



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Emily Powell at her Dartmoor Studio


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 potter Janet 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|


For further press information or additional images contact Mercedes Smith at Fine Art Communications |

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