Gordon Baldwin's Objects for a Landscape accompany Art of the Potter at Gallery Oldham

By Culture24 Reporter | 12 July 2012
A photo of a wide circular pot painted in white, blue and black
Gordon Baldwin, Blue Painting in the Form of a Bowl (1989). Earthenware© The Anthony Shaw Collection /York Museums. Photo: Philip Sayer
Exhibition: Gordon Baldwin: Objects for a Landscape, Gallery Oldham, Oldham, until September 22 2012

A photo of a grey sculpture made up of various small cylinders on a white surface
Gordon Baldwin, Slow Move (1966). Earthenware© The Anthony Shaw Collection /York Museums. Photo: Philip Sayer
The Art of the Potter, Gallery Oldham’s new permanent space showing off the results of a five-year initiative to build a collection of studio ceramics, could hardly have a better accompanying display than these handbuilt creations by Gordon Baldwin.

The artist was part of an experimental generation who combined sculptural forms with a new kind of expressionism more than 60 years ago, including unusual incisions and abstract painterly surfaces in bright yellows, blue and muted tones.

The show is accompanied by large scale images by Phil Sayer, who photographs a Welsh beach which was of particular significance to Baldwin.

  • Open 10am-5pm (closed Sunday). Admission free.
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