Tuesday, 30 April 2013

"Prints & Pots"

An exhibition of original prints by Walter Hoyle and a selection of ceramics by Denise Hoyle.

Saturday 4th May - Saturday 25th May at the Emma Mason Gallery in Eastbourne.

An exhibition to see if you are down in Sussex in May. All the prints and pottery come directly from the artists’ studio and home. This will be the first time in many years that such a wide selection of Walter Hoyle’s prints have been exhibited The exhibition includes a selection of beautiful pottery made in the 1970s by his wife, Denise.

Walter Hoyle (1922-2000) studied at the Royal College of Art where his tutor was Edward Bawden. They became close friends and Walter moved to live near Bawden in Great Bardfield, Essex along with other important artists ofthe day.As well as painting and printmaking, Walter Hoyle designed wallpapers, posters, murals and illustrations for books. He also wrote his own book "To Sicily with Edward Bawden". For many years Walter taught art, first in London at St Martin’s School of Art and Central School of Art and Crafts and later, from 1964 at Cambridge School of Art until he retired. 
Denise Hoyle (b.1935) Denise Hoyle was born and grew up in Paris. When working in London as an au pair her English employers, who were keen patrons of the arts, encouraged Denise to see the first exhibition of "Great Bardfield Artists" in 1954. Here, only a few weeks after arriving in England, she met Walter Hoyle who she married a year later. Denise learny about pottery at evening classes and her pots, made during the 1970s are inspired by British pattern and design and by artefacts she saw in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge. Denise also made collage books for her children, enjoyed painting and was commissioned by the post office to design a number of posters.   All work will be for sale and the exhibition will also be on the web pages at www.emmamason.co.uk

Emma Mason Gallery
3 Cornfield Terrace
East Sussex  BN21 4NN

Gallery open Thursday, Friday and Saturday 10.00 am ~ 5.00pm (or by appointment).
tel. 01323 727545

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