Gus Farnes & Moira Goodall: A Sense of Place 9 July to 6 August 2022

Gus Farnes & Moira Goodall: A Sense of Place - 2022: Large Moon Jar (447)
Gus Farnes & Moira Goodall: A Sense of Place - 2022: Large Round Vessel (430)
Gus Farnes & Moira Goodall: A Sense of Place - 2022: Large Round Vessel (454)
Gus Farnes & Moira Goodall: A Sense of Place - 2022: Small Round Vessel (472)

Two local artists respond to their immediate surroundings, capturing A Sense Of Place in their unique artworks.

The exhibition showcases the latest smoke-fired pots by Moira Goodall, inspired by The Blackwater Estuary, and new bronzes by Gus Farnes, incorporating organic matter from the Suffolk countryside.

Private View plus Open Garden: Saturday 9 July 2022, 2:00 - 17:00. Please RSVP to to help us manage numbers and catering. Both artists will be in attendance. Complimentary cakes & refreshments. Open Garden in support the DEC Ukraine Appeal. Donations on a discretionary basis, thank you.

Moira Goodall creates contemporary vessels decorated by the ancient technique of smoke-firing. Her designs are inspired by The Blackwater Estuary and the natural beauty of its tidal coastline. Each pot is hand-built, coloured with slips and then burnished to a soft sheen. The marks and textures on her vessels are applied using objects found on the beaches and marshes close to her studio on the River Blackwater. After bisque firing and the application of masks, the vessels receive a secondary firing in sawdust, drawing a wild and unpredictable factor into the process, making every pot unique.

Gus Farnes is a Suffolk sculptor who uses organic matter such as grass, leaves, flowers and reeds, bound together with wax, to sculpt his primitive, waif-like figures. These combustible materials allow him to cast his work directly into bronze, giving rise to a collection of unique sculptures, which are both shaped by and constrained by their environment. Some of the pieces in his latest body of work, explore movement and the moments between gestures, whilst others look to neolithic and bronze age structures for their inspiration, exploring our ancestors' relationship to the environment and how they informed civilisation today.

The exhibition continues in the gallery and online until 6 August 2022. Open Saturdays 11:00-16:00 and by arrangement.

For all enquiries, please contact Debra on: 07980768616