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Wills Lane Gallery at Collect 2015
May 8th – 11th 2015
Saatchi Gallery, London SW3 4SQ


Gillian Ayres, Anthony Bryant, Katie Bunnell, Melanie Georgacopoulos, Tavs Jørgensen, Drummond Masterton, Marta Rogoyska, Nicola Tassie

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The Wills Lane Gallery exhibited for the fourth time at this prestigious event organised by the Crafts Council. 

Gillian Ayres

We are very delighted to have shown Gillian Ayres tapestry: Tirra Lirra Tapestry 2014 



Tirra Lirra Tapestry 2014 Woollen weft and cotton warp  Ed. 3. 102 x 122 cm
Commissioned by The Campaign for Wool
Weaver: Caron Penney of Weftfaced Tapestry Workshop
Courtesy Gillian Ayres and Alan Cristea Gallery London and Weftfaced. 
Copyright Gillian Ayres all rights reserved 2014. Photo: Steve Speller

Collect Booth Talk by Nicola Tassie
10th May 3.45 pm Stand 1.3 

Nicola Tassie showed at Collect for the first time. Her thrown domesticware – mainly jugs – are well known to the Wills
Lane Gallery visitor. At Collect she exhibited Web a 26 piece porcelain installation and Eclipse a 6 piece wall-mounted set. 

Click here to read more about Web and Eclipse.

She gave a very successful  Booth Talk on Sunday 10th May 3.45pm 



Nicola Tassie, Web (detail) 2015, Limoges porcelain with black iron oxide inlay glazed on the inside, outside unglazed and polished - from 26 piece installation 123 x 66 x 130 cm


Nicola Tassie in her studio 2015

Artists also shown at Collect: Anthony Bryant,
Katie Bunnell, Melanie Georgacopoulos

Anthony Bryant Green turned wood bowls


Anthony Bryant's Wavy Holly 2015 Green turned holly 16 x 26 x 32 cm

Katie Bunnell ceramics


Katie Bunnell Left Lonely Radha 2 2015 18.5 x 17 x 17 cm Centre Birds and Beasts 2015 18 x 18 x 18 cm Right Chongonka 2015 18 x 20 x 20 cm. All Parian using Super Slip-Pi a computer controlled machine

Melanie Georgacopoulos a new group of jewellery – the first time she has used coloured gemstones alongside her trademark pearls


Melanie Georgacopoulos Glow Wrap Bangle 2015 18ct White gold, colour graduating sapphires and a 10mm white freshwater pearl 5 x 6 cm


Artists also shown at Collect: Tavs Jørgensen, Drummond Masterton, Marta Rogoyska

Tavs Jørgensen glass


Tavs Jørgensen Grey Orbit Bowl 2014, Freefall slumped float glass using a reconfigurable pin mould 13 x 59 x 59 cm

Drummond Masterton metalwork


Drummond Masterton Snake Pass (detail) 2015 Titanium created using selective laser melting 6 x 10 x 10 cm

Marta Rogoyska tapestry


Marta Rogoyska Courtyard III 2005 Wool on cotton warp 91.5 x 91.5 cm

Focus on artists at Collect
Tapestries by Marta Rogoyska 

 Marta Rogoyska tapestries were shown at Collect. The imagery of Rogoyska’s tapestries is abstract and the colours exuberant. The technique she uses is traditional gobelin-style classical weaving in long-staple merino wool on cotton warp.

Click here to view all Rogoyska's tapestries.


Marta Rogoyska weaving in her studio 2015


Marta Rogoyska Interlude I 2014 Wool on cotton warp 25.5 x 20 cm


Marta Rogoyska Interlude II 2014 Wool on cotton warp 25.5 x 20 cm

Last hang in the Gallery
New selection by artists including Stephen Chambers,
and Tavs Jørgensen


Gallery view: Stephen Chambers, Tavs Jørgensen       Photo: George Meyrick


Aneta Regel, Maggi Hambling, Sheila Oliner                   Photo George Meyrick

Maggi Hambling Essential viewing:

Maggi Hambling: War Requiem & Aftermath 
painting, sculpture, installation and film 4 March - 31 May at Somerset House, East Wing, Strand Campus. Come and see the Maggi Hambling paintings hanging in the Wills Lane Gallery.


Laughing Summer Wave 2014 Oil on board 11 x 14.5 cm

Michael Porter

A group of 3 works from Michael Porter's Death of Nature series


Death of Nature  L 24-09-12  R 25-04-13 Acrylic and oil on paper
Each panel 40.5 x 39 cm

Also paintings by Stephen Chambers, Nicola Bealing and Louise McClary, aquatints by Sheila Oliner, screenprints by Stephen Chambers, pencil drawings by Rebecca Oliner, tapestries by Marta Rogoyska, ceramics by Janice Tchalenko, Aneta Regel, Clementina van der Walt, porcelain tableware by Mick Arnold, photographic work by Susan Derges and Ander Gunn, metalwork by Drummond Masterton, glass by Tavs Jorgensen and James Lethbridge, Woodwork by Anthony Bryant and Gary Allson.

The Wills Lane Gallery
“everyone's favourite seaside art destination” 
Andrew Lambirth The Spectator

The Wills Lane Gallery, St. Ives was relaunched in 2007 to show fine and applied art by established and up and coming artists from around the country. Whether you want a small memento to take home after your holiday or advice about starting or adding to your collection – this is the place. In fact, it is the place described by the art critic Andrew Lambirth in The Spectator as “everyone’s favourite seaside art destination.” Collectors, holiday makers and art students are all welcome.



A film about the Wills Lane Gallery, St. Ives by Senara Wilson Hodges includes the recent Stephen Chambers exhibition.

The Gallery

Since 2007 seven artworks have been sold to public collections: Crafts Council, Manchester Metropolitan University, Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums, Iron Bridge Gorge Museum Trust (through the Art Fund Collect scheme) and to corporate collections.

The gallery’s exhibition changes as works are sold and new works come in. From time to time there are solo exhibitions.
Click the medium to view the artists’ work: paintings, drawings, watercolours, prints, photographic work, sculpture, metalwork, ceramics, glass, weaving and jewellery.


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