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Press Release | LAND AND SEA | New Craftsman Gallery | April 2018

Press Release

08 | 02 | 18

Emma Jeffryes | Land and Sea

with ceramics by Maria Kristofersson

31 March to 12 May


Emma Jeffryes | Beach, Porthmeor


This April, New Craftsman Gallery launch their 2018 exhibition schedule with new work by one of Cornwall's best loved painters, and one of Sweden's leading contemporary ceramicists.

Painter Emma Jeffryes draws on the abundance of visual inspiration she finds in and around her West Cornwall home. In this new collection, Emma has focused on the deliberate repetition of certain themes, on both sea and land, partly in response to the beauty of the subject, and partly in order to explore approaches to each subject in greater depth. Themes are as contrasting as the study of crashing waves, and the delicate petals of flowers in West Cornwall's National D­ahlia Collection.

Ceramicist Maria Kristofersson lives and works in Gothenburg, Sweden. Her finely constructed works consider the polarity of concepts like proximity and distance, space and solidity, fragility and strength. Working primarily with box shaped forms, she builds sculptural pieces by hand, letting the qualities of the earthenware clay in her hands direct the course of work. Pieces in this collection also include a series of coil built, glazed cylinders, and bottles made on the wheel and altered by hand.

The exhibition is on show throughout Easter, from 31 March through to 12 May.

Maria Kristofersson ceramic work

For further information contact New Craftsman Gallery, 24 Fore St, St Ives, Cornwall, TR26 1HE.

01736 795652 / /




For press information and artist interviews contact Mercedes Smith at Fine Art Communications / Tel 07825 270235 /


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EMMA JEFFRYES | Beach, Porthmeor


Editors Notes

New Craftsman St Ives

With an international reputation amongst art and craft collectors for its painting, sculpture and quality studio ceramics, the New Craftsman is regarded as one of the most important spaces for contemporary artists in St Ives. Founded in 1962 by Janet Leach, wife of Bernard Leach, it holds an unrivalled reputation as one of the country's leading art and craft venues. Now in its 55th year, the gallery's annual programme of mixed and solo exhibitions continues to support the work of Cornwall's and the UK's very best painters and craftspeople.

New Craftsman Gallery, 24 Fore Street, St. Ives, Cornwall TR26 1HE | Tel: +44 (0)1736 795652 ||