|23rd June 2013 to 14 July|
John Hubbard & Adam Buick
exhibition brings together two artists who work with natural materials
to describe the core elements of nature; water and earth, the essence
|John Hubbard uses
vine charcoal in his series of vigorous drawings entitled Leonardo in
Scotland. This impressive work was inspired by the ‘Deluge’ drawings by
Leonardo held in the library of Windsor Castle. |
John Hubbard: Quarry Light No 2
They express the
movement and dynamics of rushing, swirling water; tumbling currents,
rocks and twisted trees clinging on for life. The work was made during
a visit to Scotland in 2007 and was first exhibited at Marlborough Fine
Art, London in 2008.
John Hubbard: Deluge
is a serious and celebrated artist, born in the USA in 1931 and now
living in Dorset. He has had a long and distinguished career exhibiting
internationally with his work in public and private collections
John Hubbard: Waterfall
John Hubbard: Out to Sea
|Adam Buick uses
local clay and stone and the pure form of a ‘Moon Jar’ to create a
narrative that describes the unique Pembrokeshire landscape where he
Moon Jars (dal hang-ari) are a Korean form from the
Choson dynasty (1392-1910) originally made from plain white porcelain.
At the time they represented the epitome of the austere Confucian
virtues of purity, honesty and modesty.
Adam Buick: Abereiddy Jar
in the British Museum is a Moon Jar that Bernard Leach brought back
from Seoul, one of only ten originals in existence. Leach and his
contemporaries in Japan admired it for its lack of self-consciousness,
and the beauty of its slight imperfections. Buick was also struck
by these qualities, its serenity and simplicity, so much so that for
the past seven years he has made nothing else, not to replicate but to
capture the ephemeral qualities that the form resonates.
Adam Buick: Slate Jar
The pieces are hand thrown and the large ones are made in two sections or more then fired in a wood kiln.
is an award winning ceramicist, born in Newport, Gwent in1978. He
studied at Lampeter University, West Wales School of Art and with the
Crafts Council of Ireland. He exhibits regularly at the London Craft
Fair and other venues around the UK and in Japan. His work is in the
permanent collection of the National Museum Cardiff.
Adam Buick: Triptych 1