Lucie Rie & Gertrud Vasegaard 1 – 23 September 2021

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Lucie Rie & Gertrud Vasegaard 1 – 23 September 2021

06 September 2021

Lucie Rie & Gertrud Vasegaard 1 – 23 September 2021

Erskine, Hall & Coe are delighted to present Lucie Rie & Gertrud Vasegaard, an exhibition of works by two of the great 20th century artists working in clay.

“A ceramic bowl can constitute an optical and physical praise of the world – a homage to the heart of existence. One bowl by Rie or Vasegaard can express more than it means, as if it were the sum of all bowls.” — Professor Henning Jørgensen

Born in Vienna in 1902, Lucie Rie escaped to London as a refugee and established her own studio in Albion Mews in the late 1930s.  Renowned for her delicate and simple, yet elegant vases and bowls, she became one of Britain’s greatest modern potters and the recipient of many awards for her outstanding achievements in ceramics.

Gertrud Vasegaard was born in Rønne on the Danish island of Bornholm in 1913.  Having been brought up in a family of potters, she and her sister, Lisbeth Hjorth (Munch-Petersen) were the first producers of studio ceramics in Denmark.  Vasegaard used a soothing palette of glazes on her works, which are distinguished by their unique combination of simplicity and richness.  Recognised for her contribution to ceramics, Vasegaard is included in the Danish cultural canon and represented by a number of international public collections.

Bringing together over thirty works by Rie and Vasegaard, this exhibition offers a unique opportunity to admire the styles that have had an enduring influence on British and Danish ceramic art.  Jørgensen wrote that “when viewing the work of these two modern artists, we encounter the warmth of fired earth and a simple philosophy behind it: that of love and beauty.”

A catalogue accompanying the exhibition features an essay written by Jørgensen, an art critic and art historian based in Denmark, and author of the definitive monograph on Gertrud Vasegaard published in 2011.  We are grateful for his generous help in making this exhibition possible.

Erskine, Hall & Coe
15, The Royal Arcade
W1S 4SP
Tel: 0207 491 1706

www.erskinehallcoe.com

Gordon Baldwin Online Exhibition 6th – 13th July 2021

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Gordon Baldwin Online Exhibition 6th – 13th July 2021

06 July 2021

Gordon Baldwin Online Exhibition 6th – 13th July 2021

Erskine, Hall & Coe are delighted to present an online exhibition of four sculptures by Gordon Baldwin.

Baldwin (b. 1932) is an important British sculptor and ceramicist who has been active since the 1950s. These four works were made between the late 1970s and the 1990s. Although they were created at different times throughout Baldwin’s career, visually they are quite harmonic. He often revisited central concepts or themes in his work, once writing

“The events that happen in the studio seem very distant at times. I coax and allow them to develop. There may be disappointments. I get very anxious. The best ones for me spread out from themselves.”

Erskine, Hall & Coe
15, The Royal Arcade
W1S 4SP
Tel: 0207 491 1706

www.erskinehallcoe.com

Simon Kidd – Murlach 27 April – 20 May 2021

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Simon Kidd – Murlach 27 April – 20 May 2021

26 April 2021

Simon Kidd – Murlach 27 April – 20 May 2021

Erskine, Hall & Coe present Murlach, the latest exhibition of new works by Simon Kidd.

Murlach Bay, in County Antrim Northern Ireland, is a place that Simon Kidd has visited regularly from early childhood. The bay became a catalyst for contemplation and the source of inspiration for this exhibition of new work. Kidd’s response to the landscape is reflected in the work – he brings “the place into the piece”.

The beauty of the Irish landscape has been a lodestone for Simon Kidd’s work from the beginning. He recently wrote that his work “is a response to Northern Ireland as a country in terms of both the civilisation as well as the physical land it encompasses. It is a reflection and a response of the physical, historic, and symbolic.

Erskine, Hall & Coe
15, The Royal Arcade
W1S 4SP
Tel: 0207 491 1706

www.erskinehallcoe.com

Small Works, Great Artists 19 March – 6 April 2021

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Small Works, Great Artists 19 March – 6 April 2021

14 January 2016

Small Works, Great Artists 19 March – 6 April 2021

Erskine, Hall & Coe are delighted to present their third annual Small Works, Great Artists exhibition.  The show represents exceptional British and international talent with works dating from the 20th century to the present day.

Highlights include an emerald green bowl with manganese-glazed rim by Lucie Rie, alongside works by Jennifer Lee that were thrown in Japan and London.  An exceptional collection of tea bowls by Machiko Ogawa and Ryoji Koie are complimented by Tokkuri and Guinomi sets by Yasuhisa Kohyama.  A special bowl by Gwyn Hanssen Pigott that featured in her solo show at Galerie Besson in 1992 is also on display.

The exhibition encompasses over 60 works by 23 artists.

Gordon Baldwin
Karen Bennicke
Claudi Casanovas
Joanna Constantinidis
Sara Flynn
Elizabeth Fritsch
Ian Godfrey
Gwyn Hanssen Pigott
Ewen Henderson
Eriko Inazaki
Shoji Kamoda
Jacques Kaufmann
Yasuhisa Kohyama
Ryoji Koie
Beate Kuhn
Jennifer Lee
Shozo Michikawa
Machiko Ogawa
Lucie Rie
Tatsuzo Shimaoka
Shiro Tsujimura
John Ward
Masamichi Yoshikawa

Erskine, Hall & Coe
15, The Royal Arcade
W1S 4SP
Tel: 0207 491 1706

www.erskinehallcoe.com