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Monday, 30 January 2017

Last FWIS talk on Friday 20 January

A large audience turned up to Sophie Cummings' final talk on the wonderful exhibition From Where I'm Standing, featuring 10 West Country ceramicists responses to paintings and ceramics pieces in the collection. Some of those taking part in the exhibition were on hand to talk about their choice of paintings and their working methods, so there was quite an atmosphere of excitement in the gallery
I tried to take photos, but in places, there were too many of us to get a decent photo
 The first person to talk was Sarah Purvey, here she is with her 3 huge pots
 And the painting which inspired her, Basil Beattie's Witness VII is partially seen below
 next Keith Varney who talked about how he was inspired by Tim Phillips' Play:Here We Exemplify' in creating his ceramic vases .
 After the talk, there was some hilarity between Sarah Purvey, Mary-Jane Evans and Jo Taylor
 Rather a nice smiley look
 and then a gathering of the six ceramicists who came to talk about their work.
From the left: Keith Varney, Patricia Volk, Sarah Purvey, Mary-Jane Evans, Jo Taylor and Claire Loder
 To find out more about these amazingly talented ceramicists, please click on their names and you'll find more about them from their websites.
Meanwhile you have until February 4th, which is next Saturday to have a last look at the exhibition.

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