Debbie George's paintings celebrate her passion for ceramics, pattern, flowers and landscape. Working in fine detail she depicts a calm, unruffled world of treasured pottery and spring flowers in simple interior or landscape settings.
Her mother was her earliest artistic inspiration. She was taught in the sixties at Corsham college by Howard Hodgkin and Rosemary and Clifford Ellis. The family home was full of paintings and antiques with frequent visits to antique fairs or flea markets. Art became the only thing Debbie wanted to do, and she went on to study ceramics and painting at college.
Debbie has a dedicated studio in the garden, with a wood burning stove for winter. The walls are lined with cupboards full of vintage treasures and collected nature finds, shells, feathers, bird nests. She has an amazing view from the studio, and will often be inspired by the changing light out across the hills.
Debbie has exhibited regularly and widely in the UK, and this will be her sixth solo show with Bircham Gallery
Philip Wood was first attracted to pottery through stoneware rather than earthenware but, discovered over time, that the English tradition of earthenware had a greater resonance for him, his Englishness and the way he lives. His work encompasses so much inherited memory and instinct that it proves to be deeply and lastingly attractive. His very personal, considered and quiet approach allows the viewer free reign to consider what each image, shape and combination of textures means to them.