Liverpool Walker Art Gallery artwork of the month for June 2007. ‘Contemporary craft work’, by Bob Crooks, Stephen Dickinson and Junko Mori
About the artwork
Bob Crooks – Glass Vase
Bob Crooks is recognised as one of Britain’s leading glassmakers. He is renowned for the high quality, skilfully executed dynamic forms and surfaces he has been producing over the last twelve years, continuously thinking of original and challenging ideas. His work has been exhibited at International level and in noted exhibitions in Italy, China, Scandinavia, Australia and the USA, alongside many exhibitions at home in the UK.
Stephen Dixon – Lidded Vessel
Stephen Dixon studied Fine Art at the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, and Ceramics at the Royal College of Art, graduating in 1986. Early exhibitions in London with Contemporary Applied Arts and the Crafts Council established a reputation for ceramics with a biting political and social satire. His figurative vessels were introduced to American audiences in the early nineties, resulting in solo exhibitions at Pro-Art, St. Louis (1993) Garth Clark Gallery, New York (1995) and Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York (1998).
Junko Mori – Organism 66 (pictured here)
Junko Mori is a Japanese metal smith based in Manchester. Junko is inspired by the visual impact of an aggregate assembled from many parts. She finds infinite possibilities of the form when multiplied beyond the physical space.
Junko forges thousands of mild steel or fine silver pieces by hand hammering, meaning that no piece is individually planned but becomes fully formed throughout the creative process. She has recently started to make larger outdoor sculptures
Free gallery talks Monday 11 and Wednesday 27 June, 13.00
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