The Owls are not what they seem

ceramic bowls

Fans of the 1990 cult TV series “Twin Peaks” will recognise the catchphrase, told several times to Agent Dale Cooper – but these little ceramic owls are trinket-holders based on a Cambodian pot from the early 12th Century that Lois Wakeman saw pictured in a book. Like most potters, she’s a magpie for designs and patterns from all over the world and any century!

It’s hard to imagine an artisan 900 years ago coming up with a design that looks as fresh as if it was done yesterday! Reinterpreted in terracotta with slip decoration and coloured glazes.

Only £25 to enjoy a reminder of ceramic history…

Members’ autumn exhibition

TMAG members are showing fine art – paintings, etchings, and drawings, plus some 3D work including ceramics.

In the upstairs gallery from 30 October to 20 November. Open daily from 10.30-4.30, free admission.