Pottery, fibre at gallery
An exhibition of pottery and fibreart is currently on show at the Eltham Village Gallery.
Featuring potters Kathryn Gates and Barbara Nicholls, felter Janette Theobald and weaver Maree Liddington, the exhibition runs until September 21
The four women combine their work every two years for the exhibition. There is no consultation on colours or design, but a theme is chosen for the exhibition which this year is texture and form. Past exhibitions have had the themes of ‘from the land’ and ‘coastal encounters’.
Janette says the work look great together.
“The pottery compliments our works perfectly. We love bringing the work together in this way.”
Janette has produced four large circular pieces with different fibres and surface design in her felting including one called Where There is Life There’s Hope.
For this exhibition Maree is exhibiting a new technique called Saori Weaving — a freeform Japanese style of weaving which she learnt at a workshop with New Zealand tutor Louise Cook, last year.
She has also been influenced greatly by a week long course with Peruvian weaver, Maximo Laura. He uses tapestry techniques with multiple threads and lots of texture.
In one of her pieces, The Enchanted Forest, she has begun to apply this into her work.
Barbara and Kathryn have explored new glazes and different shapes for the exhibition.
■ The exhibition is at the The Village Gallery, Eltham until September 21. The gallery is open Monday to Saturday 10 am — 3pm.