Oakwood Gallery - 2006 - Exhibition
After a number of successful exhibitions featuring the work of potters such as Jim Malone, Phil Rogers, Mike Dodd and Nick Rees the Oakwood Gallery in Edwinstowe, Notts closed in 2004. Since then David Binch has developed a successful website - Oakwood Ceramics. This has been good news for studio pottery collectors all over the world but until now the special atmosphere of an Oakwood exhibition provided by David, Ausma and his team has been sorely missed. Until couple of years ago Lisa Hammond specialised in soda glazed domestic ware. In 2004 she took the opportunity to work in Japan with shino expert Rizu Takahashi and this exhibition shows how Lisa's work has moved on in both form and decoration. Included were a range of traditional Japanese drinking vessels, some specially commissioned for the event, lidded caddies, bottles, jars and vases. The exhibition was beautifully staged, the minimalistic setting providing just the right background for Lisa's work. The preview was very well attended and the profusion of red spots soon confirmed that Lisa's pots met with widespread approval.