Issue 32

Welcome to our last newsletter of 2015; the one that contains all those much-needed ideas for Christmas. As we look out of our window we spy the Crescent Fruiterers stocking up on Christmas trees of all shapes and sizes (as they do every year); we are enjoying the blinking of the lights that now adorn the beautiful trees in the square; and we are thinking about what we can showcase for you in considering your gifts.
Our Chagall show is about to come to an end so we will be rehanging the gallery with a variety of pieces by a number of artists. We have refreshed the stock in our room of small things (downstairs) – a wonderful array of pieces by some amazing artists, any one of which would make a very special gift. Choose from Eric Gill, Claude Flight, Sir John Tenniel and Edward Ardizzone, amongst many others, there is so much to choose from and to suit all pockets.

Claude Flight & Edith Lawrence, Nursery Tea, 1936, Linocut, £195
Claude Flight & Edith Lawrence, Nursery Tea, 1936, Linocut, £195
Sir John Tennile, She thought she had never seen such a strange looking soldier in all her life…, Wood engraving, £450
Sir John Tennile, She thought she had never seen such a strange looking soldier in all her life…, Wood engraving, £450
Edward Ardizzone, King's Wine House, From The Local; a series of lithographs depicting London pubs, 1939, Unsigned lithograph, £250
Edward Ardizzone, King’s Wine House, From The Local; a series of lithographs depicting London pubs, 1939, Unsigned lithograph, £250
Eric Gill, WHEN: Peter and the Cock, 1931, Unsigned wood engraving, £200
Eric Gill, WHEN: Peter and the Cock, 1931, Unsigned wood engraving, £200
Eric Gill, Mother and Child, 1924, Unsigned wood engraving, £250
Eric Gill, Mother and Child, 1924, Unsigned wood engraving, £250
Sir John Tennile, Twinkle, twinkle, little bat! How I wonder what you’re at!, wood engraving, £300
Sir John Tennile, Twinkle, twinkle, little bat! How I wonder what you’re at!, wood engraving, £300

Pots for Presents

We stole this line from our sister gallery, Goldmark, but it sums things up perfectly. Pots make wonderful presents and whether you want to give something small and beautiful or large and lovely, a pot may well be the answer to your gift dilemma. We stock work by some of the best studio potters around so beat a path to our door and make your selection before someone else steals that perfect pot. Drop in and find work by Nic Collins, Mike Dodd, Jim Malone, Phil Rogers, Anne-Mette Hjortshoj, Clive Bowen andJean Nicolas Gerard.

Jim Malone, Slab bottle; brushed slip with iron rushes design and copper splashes 34.5 x 19cm, £650
Jim Malone, Slab bottle; brushed slip with iron rushes design and copper splashes 34.5 x 19cm, £650
Anne Mette Hjortshøj, Large lidded jar with flower lid; red slip, £240
Anne Mette Hjortshøj, Large lidded jar with flower lid; red slip, £240
Clive Bowen, Giant bowl; yellow & black with green trail 21.5 x 44cm, £575
Clive Bowen, Giant bowl; yellow & black with green trail 21.5 x 44cm, £575
Jean-Nicolas Gerard, Teapot; yellow with brown finger spots & sgraffito, 30cm x 23cm, £175
Jean-Nicolas Gerard, Teapot; yellow with brown finger spots & sgraffito, 30cm x 23cm, £175
Nic Collins, Tea bowl; shino and natural ash glaze, 9cm x 12.5cm, £140
Nic Collins, Tea bowl; shino and natural ash glaze, 9cm x 12.5cm, £140
Mike Dodd, Pestle & mortar, 6cm x 13cm, £28
Mike Dodd, Pestle & mortar, 6cm x 13cm, £28

Dates for the diary

16 January 2016: a dedicated exhibition of paintings by Christopher P Wood is going to kick start our new year. Come see for yourself what others have found within his canvases:

“A landscape style that is both profoundly inventive (in the true sense of the word) and poetic, and also utterly dependent on the physical act of painting”, Nicholas Usherwood.

“…you are positively one of the greats of the art world today in this country. I find your images absolutely MAGICAL”. Alan Davie RA.

The show will run for four weeks and comprise a variety of paintings. [more]

12 March 2016: Joan Miro. There isn’t much one can say at this stage about this wonderful, colourful and exciting artist except that as ever, we will be showcasing an impressive line-up of his work as a print-maker.

14 May 2016: Lee Kang-Hyo. This Korean potter will be having his first ever solo London show here at Sylvester Fine Art which is nothing short of an absolute privilege. Kang-Hyo’s work can only be described as fine art expressed through the medium of ceramic and he is considered one of the very finest potters of his generation both at home, in Korea, as well as abroad.

Christmas opening hours

We will be open late EVERY Thursday until Christmas until 9.00pm.

We will be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and December 27 but will reopen on Wednesday 30 December. Apart from closing early on New Years Day – 4.00pm – we will be open as usual.

We would like to finish with a poem about December because this isn’t Christmas or Chanukah for everyone and not everyone celebrates at this time. So, in honour of December:

The twelfth month
Signifies the end of
the year. Thirty one days
of winter weather evergreen trees
seem greener in colour as the winter sun
shines through their frosty branches
and you create clouds
blowing warm air
in your hands

No matter what your race, religion or creed, we would like to extend warmest greetings of the season to everyone.