Sylvester Fine Art is delighted to announce a new programme of featured artists and potters, which will punctuate its regular schedule of dedicated exhibitions. The gallery will begin in February by showcasing the work of artist, Jenny Grevatte and renowned potter, Phil Rogers whose work will be presented alongside the regular mixed hangs that have become something of a gallery signature. Sylvester Fine Art has always delighted its visitors with the wide variety of stock that it carries and this new dimension will provide an opportunity for clients to gain a wider appreciation of and insight into the work of specific, but lesser known artists and artistic movements.
Jenny Grevatte grew up in Leicester and trained at De Montfort University. In 2010 she completed a Residency at Leicester’s New Walk Museum and Art Gallery where she had access to the hidden collection in the art stores for study and inspiration. This has taken her out of her comfort zone completely and she is working in new, expressive ways, painting figures and faces for the first time.
Grevatte builds layers of mixed media, often including collage, to create surfaces that entice the viewer to look time and time again. Today, her work is in demand in Britain and abroad with paintings in public collections including New Hall and Christ’s College, Cambridge; the National Museum of Johannesburg and the Saarland State Collection, Germany.
Phil Rogers was born in Newport, Gwent in 1951. He attended Newport and Swansea Colleges of Art and had originally intended to become a painter. While still at college in the early 1970s Rogers and a friend taught themselves to throw. Their only guidance came from Bernard Leach’s A Potter’s Book and their throwing practice came in the form of competitions to see who could produce the biggest pot.
Rogers has written respected books on ash glazes, throwing techniques and salt glazing. He has run workshops and lectured all over the world, most notably in South Korea and the USA and his work is held in museums worldwide. In 2011 Rogers won the prestigious Vasefinder International prize for the best vase in the world.