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Exhibition by painter Paul Jones and ceramicist Nigel Eveleigh at White Moose gallery in Barnstaple

By North Devon Journal  |  Posted: April 24, 2014

  • PAINTER: Paul Jones in his studio.

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THE ever-changing relationship between the shoreline and the sea is explored in a joint exhibition by painter Paul Jones and ceramicist Nigel Eveleigh.

Recent dramatic changes to the South West's coastal landscape after this winter's storms makes Diverse Connections, an exhibition at Barnstaple's White Moose gallery, topical.

The coastline has been a long-term source of inspiration for both artists.

Since moving to the South West, Nigel Eveleigh has been fascinated by the elements of nature and time that create the journey of erosion by age and decay. His individual clay figurines, vessels, pots, bowls and non-functional sculptures are hand built and fired to a low temperature before being fired again in a brick kiln. His work often includes reclaimed iron and oak and is coloured with natural and unpredictable resources such as oxides, plants, sawdust and straw.

Paul Jones developed his unique style of bringing ceramic techniques to the painting process. Pushing paint to its limits through burning, cutting, marking and sanding it after each application before combining it with other media, he produces complex textures reminiscent of ancient sea erosions and rock formations.

Diverse Connections is at White Moose, Barnstaple until Saturday, May 17. Opening hours: Monday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm. Entry free. Events include:

Meet the artist: Nigel Eveleigh on April 24, 11am-3pm and May 14, 11am-3pm.

Meet the artists: Nigel Eveleigh and Paul Jones in conversation on Wednesday, May 7, 7pm to 9pm.

Details: 01271 379872 or visit www.whitemoose.co.uk.

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