David Simon Contemporary is delighted to show, for the first time at the gallery, the work of Kit Andrews, AKA The Cornish Potter. Experimenting with a variety of vase and bottle forms, Kit's main body of work uses pit-firing and smoke-firing techniques. Working in stoneware clay, he creates beautifully balanced forms. The contemporary 'bottle' shaped ceramics have a wonderful tension within the slender necks which counter the main body. The elegant, clean lines of these forms are juxtaposed with the patinations created in the smoke-firing methods resulting in beautiful, random patterns and colours. The nature of this technique being almost impossible to control fully, means that the end colouring happens in quite an organic way, to an extent governed by chance.
The Cornish Potter has built a collection of some thirty pieces specially to coincide with our exhibition of paintings by Peter Ceredig-Evans. There are aspects of Kit's three-dimensional ceramics that strongly echo Peter's paintings and both of these young artists call on their Cornish heritage as a subtle influence in their work.