Special Exhibition


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June 9 - July 7, 2002:
For Use and Ornament - Jane Hamlyn - New Works


Jane Hamlyn and saltglaze have become almost synonyms. Her development as a ceramic artist and her technical achievements are most impressive. She has introduced colour into saltglazed pots, the whole range of the prisma but with an emphasis on the greens and the blues whose breathtaking beauty is matched by a huge variety of shapes, textures, designs, and sculptural applications like handles, buttons, knobs and the like. These aesthetic qualities have not changed. But where in the past Hamlyn's pots have been almost exclusively functional and inspired by "the fermenting creative world of the kitchen", as she herself put it, her most recent works break fresh ground. Beside the more domestic ware there are now pots which, for example, are meant to be seen in groups and are less solidly founded within the categories of the useful. Nobody would, however, mistake these new objects for work by somebody else but Jane Hamlyn. They are things of beauty with all the vitality and freshness which we have learned to associate with Hamlyn's art. There is opportunity to see them at the Gallery Marianne Heller, for the time being housed by the Kurpfälzisches Museum Heidelberg.


opening hours:

Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday:
11 a.m. - 17 p.m., Wednesday: 11 a.m. - 20 p.m.

Sunday, June 9, 2002, 11 a.m.
The artist will be present


exhibition site:

Kurpfälzisches Museum der Stadt Heidelberg, Hauptstr. 97
Next parking possibility: parking garage P8


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