All in the Detail

25th October 2019 - 16th November 2019

New Work by Chris Keenan & Lucy Saggers

Ceramicist Chris Keenan and photographer Lucy Saggers have both made their names in their respective fields of study through dedication, commitment and an attention to detail which is second to none. We are proud to be offering this brilliant exhibition of work by these internationally renowned creatives.

Chris Keenan makes iconic, beautifully glazed pots for domestic spaces. His signature tenmoku and celadon glaze combinations paired with finely formed Limoges porcelain are a beauty to (be)hold . This actor-turned potter began his ceramics career as an apprentice to Edmund de Waal in 1995 and has worked from his own studio in London since 1998. Since then, his work has become more and more technically refined and is sought after by many collectors. There are examples of his work in private collections across both the UK and internationally, including the V&A, The Ashmolean Museum, The contemporary Art Society in London and Mashiko Museum of Ceramic Art, Japan.

Lucy Saggers is a photographer fascinated by how we live. Compelled by the rhythms of everyday life and how humanity shapes and is shaped by the landscape. She works in black and white to focus on what, to her, are the essential components of composition - texture and light - in doing so feeling that she can get closer to the timeless essence of a scene. Using prime lenses and available light, she produces her photographs as limited edition, archive prints on fine art paper.

Her long term project documents lives and stories of a rural village, Ampleforth, which lies folded along the edge of the North York Moors. A selection of this work has been self-published (Of Life and Land, 2018) and a larger collection will be published in late 2019 (Bluecoat Press). Lucy has exhibited regionally and nationally, including at the Mall Galleries as a finalist in the Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year Award 2015 and 2016; and at the Prince's Foundation as Winner of Craft Photographer of the Year 2015. In 2018 Lucy was shortlisted for the Royal Photographic Society's International Photography Exhibition 161 and was nominated for the RPS Hundred Heroines. In 2019 Lucy reached the final round of the British Journal of Photography Portrait of Humanity. 

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