Wednesday 27 May 2009
Today we are exhibiting over 20 local artists' works, with permanent exhibitions of Ulrika Jarl's bone china pieces inspired by natural forms and structures; Harriet Butler's quirky etchings; Angie-Meaden Bonnel's unique gold and white ink drawings; and Miranda Swift’s kiln-formed glass pieces.
I think we should start with a quick introduction to Bellis Gallery. We opened in November 2007 with a successful, yet modest exhibition. Brighton-based artists including Kate Osborne and Harriet Butler were the main exhibitors alongside a collection of individually designed and sourced products ranging from panayoti pots, lacquered bamboo and raku vases, and beautiful handmade jewellery.