Glass, Light, Paint & Clay from the Graham Cooley Collection
28th October – 17th December 2017
Occupying four different spaces in the City Gallery will be the work of four individual artists from the Graham Cooley Collection. Glass, Light, Paint & Clay encompasses the breadth of media used within the Decorative Arts, including work by artists Sam Herman, Bernard Rooke, Duncan Clarke and John Maltby.
A seminal figure in the Studio Glass movement in Great Britain, Sam Herman’s work has been exhibited worldwide and is represented in many public collections including the Victoria and Albert Museum. Under the compass of light, Bernard Rooke’s early work saw him fashioning lamp bases using coils and blocks of clay, creating a crossover between sculpture and applied art. Painter Duncan Clarke’s interest lies in conservation, the impact of intensive farming and industrialisation. Finally, John Maltby is a distinguished sculptor and studio potter. His primitive inspired figurative are reminiscent of totem poles and early tribal art pieces.