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The Summerhouse Gallery

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Painting On The Round

Our Stunning New Collection of work by Colin Caffell

We are delighted to welcome ceramicist Colin Caffell to our family of artists here at The Summerhouse. With work described as a 'painting on the round' his pots and vessels depict the colours and textures of the ocean and moorland which surrounds us here in west Cornwall.

From statement fluted vases to more traditional bold minoan shaped pots his work is a unique and beautiful homage to the areas beautiful and dramatic scenery.

Caffell has exhibited throughout Great Britain and has work in private collections in Europe, South Africa, Australia and the U.S.A. In recent years he has exhibited with the RBA, both at the Mall Galleries in London and at the Henley Festival of Music and the Arts.

A full selection of Colins work can be found under the 'Artists' section of our website.

Praed and Piper

Partners in Paint, click here to view our online catalogue

This September we are thrilled to showcase a retrospective on the work and friendship of two of Cornwalls most loved artists, Michael Praed and John Piper.

Both critically acclaimed and instantly recognisable in their own right, Praeds boats moored on glassy harbour waters, earthy moorland and contrasting dark architectural lines sit beautifully alongside Pipers cottages and moorland scenes, with each of his pieces acting as an experiment in colour and texture.

Our private view, which is to be held on Friday the 8th of September, 6-8pm will feature an artists Q&A which will provide a chance to explore the work and inspiration of each artist, along with a unique insight into the pairs friendship, which has spanned over several decades.

Please RSVP to the gallery if you wish to attend this exciting and insightful evening, as space is limited.

More information, including an online catalogue of featured work will be avaliable soon. The show will run from the 8th-22nd of September

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Foraged Beauty

New Ceramic work From Sally Tully

Sally Tullys unique creations are truly a thing of beauty, and the process behind each one is fascinating.

Sourcing plant material such as seaweed and other organic objects like feathers or horse hair from the beach and moorland near her home, she will surround the pots with these objects while they are still red hot from the kiln, and allow the materials to impart their mineral content on the surface in a natural and uncontrived way, creating unexpected patterns and colours in the final piece.

Using a variety of techniques, such a raku or 'slip resist' glazing, these pots are an experience beyond just being a visually attractive work of art. The different glazing techniques create a unique texture on each pot, and the way natural materials, foraged from the stunning Cornish landscape have been utilised to become a part of each piece makes her work something truly special.

A full selection of Sally pots can be seen on display at The Summerhouse, and by clicking on the article image.

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Summerhouse gallery

The Summerhouse Gallery is a beautiful, welcoming space showcasing the very best of Cornish art. Located only a stone's throw away from the wonderful St Michael's Mount, we aim to create the perfect place to discover paintings, jewellery, sculpture and glass in a relaxed manner.

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The Summerhouse Gallery

Market Place
TR17 0AR


Opening hours:

Monday- Friday: 10.30-5.30

Saturday: 10.00-4.00

Sunday: 11.00-5.00




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