Upstairs at The Art Shop, Cross Street


TIM LAKE & JOE MORRIS – ceramics & abstract wall pieces

A decade has passed since Tim and Joe met in Cornwall and developed an appreciation for each other’s work and working practices. In 2013 they curated and hosted their first exhibition together in Falmouth, Cornwall under the title Clay & Lime – a title perfectly suited to their respective chosen mediums of ceramics and tadelakt. In the intervening years the connection between their work and their friendship has continued, exhibiting together even after Tim’s relocation to Wales in 2016. For this latest exhibition of Clay & Lime, they are excited to show a new collection of one-off ceramic work and abstract wall pieces.

TIM LAKE – Tim studied Studio Ceramics in Falmouth graduating in 1998. He produces one-off pieces and repeat ware using high-fired stoneware clay, which are gas and wood fired. He creates an environment within his practice for variation and serendipitous possibilities to happen, so pieces emerge from the kiln marked with the individual story of each firing and their making.

‘A variety of different voices inform my work, from East to West, Korea to Marshall, Karatsu to Button.’

JOE MORRIS – Joe’s artwork is both ancient and contemporary, drawing upon pre-history and universal geometry, and the elemental forces that shape the landscape to create art which occupies a realm somewhere between painting and sculpture. Tadelakt lime plaster has been used in Morocco for centuries as a decorative wall covering. It is renowned for its beautiful lustre, achieved by burnishing the surface as it cures with a polishing stone and adding olive soap. Tadelakt literally means ‘to rub’ in Arabic. Joe has developed his own array of techniques, subtly blending pigments, carving into the surface and adding layers of colour to create a unique image.


& supporting artist  JACOB BUCKLAND – Jacob is a landscape painter based in Carmarthenshire, a graduate in Natural History Illustration at the Royal College of Art. He makes paintings of landscape and nature, based on direct observation and memory.  The work explores colour and mark making, focusing on variations in weather and season. Colour washes are left to chance and combined with more precise lines, as a way of layering and reflecting both the structural and ephemeral qualities found in nature.


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