The Anthony Shaw Collection is pleased to announce its new exhibition - ‘GORDON BALDWIN - A CELEBRATION’.
ANTHONY SHAW, Founder Trustee
of the Anthony Shaw Collection, selects ninety
pieces of ceramic sculpture by Gordon Baldwin for this display at Billing
Place. Originally drawn by both the sculptural and painterly aspects of the
work, Shaw has been collecting Baldwin's ceramics for the Collection since
the mid 1970s. He explains "The quiet beauty of his vessels that contrast
volume and line with supposedly cool exteriors, masking many emotions, have
forever changed my sense of beauty".
An idea that starts a series of pieces is pushed and pulled as Baldwin works
through and the finishing texture and marks of the surfaces always suggest
new and exciting possibilities. Over the years, portraits of Baldwin in his
different studios have shown him surrounded by groups of work which is
echoed in this display, although each piece deserves a room to itself.