Words by Nikki Hotchin
Lockdown turns farm barn into contemporary gallery
Thrown – a specialist ceramics gallery established in London in 2018, will open the doors on its lockdown-created gallery in a disused farm barn on the Roseland Peninsula, Cornwall, next week.
It’s director Claire, 32, grew up on the farm where the barn sits, part of the Caerhays estate, and found herself returning there after closing the shop she had been renting in Highgate, North London, after the enforced lockdowns.
The gallery’s Summer Show, a curated mix of leading and emerging names in contemporary ceramics, will be the debut physical show for the space, opening on Thursday 29th July in both the Barn and via the gallery’s website – continuing the gallery’s strong online presence learnt through lockdown.
Featuring original works by over 25 artists and makers, many showing within the South-West for the very first time, collections include a new collection of bowls and jars by Matt Foster from the Leach Pottery, St Ives, a fitting new collection of ‘Sea Fever’ vessels by Jenni Hicks as well as new works just arrived from Spain by internationally acclaimed sculptor Roger Coll.
Thrown will open every Sunday-Tuesday throughout the show from 11am until 5pm while visits on any other day can be arranged by appointment – simply visit www.throwncontemporary.co.uk/summer or email Claire via firstname.lastname@example.org to book in.