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17th March - 28th April

Exhibition at Rabley Gallery Wiltshire

Fred Gatley - Ceramics
above: Ceramic sculpture by Fred Gatley, Fragments 4, 2018, Limoges porcelain with Rabley inclusions, bronze cast base with copper and silver.
The Rabley Series

The Rabley Series responds to the landscape and environment of Home Farm, Minal. Set in the Wiltshire landscape time throws up times echoes including fragments from the Neolithic, Iron-age, Roman and the everyday chips of a contemporary working farm.

For over thirty years Fred Gatley has been carefully incorporating found materials within his pieces, many of these introduced into the clay bodies themselves. Sands, silts, muds, brick fragments, stones and rusting iron have all been used within my works, combined with drift woods and even waste copper scraps, all of these bringing to the work their own story and location.

Each piece is made, to achieve a delicate balance of form, scale, structure and texture; producing work that has an understated visual richness set against a feeling of quiet simplicity.

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Katherine Jones - The Precious Hours
Artist Talk - Rabley Gallery Wiltshire

Artists Katherine Jones and Fred Galley will discuss their residencies at Rabley Drawing Centre, walking you through the studio and into the gallery to see their exhibitions.

Saturday 21 April 2018
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About the Artist

Fred Gatley, born in Warrington in 1956, works from his studio in Greenwich, London. Fred studied Ceramics at Bristol Polytechnic graduating in 1978, after this he moved to London where he began work in the Sir John Cass Department of Art. From 1980 to 2017 he worked within the ‘Cass’ teaching on their undergraduate and post-graduate 3D courses including Art, Architecture, Product, Jewellery and 3D Design.

In 1998 Fred completed an MA by Project ‘Researching the Grinding and Polishing of High-Fired Ceramics’ at London Guildhall University and was awarded an MPhil at London Metropolitan University in 2006.


Exhibition Opening hours: Thursday, Friday and Saturday 10am – 4pm

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