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Our Featured Ceramicist Yolande Beer

Yolande Beer has perfected her skills in ceramic form over several decades and is a well-known and much loved artist among collectors of pottery. Her career spans professional experiences from Japan to Charleston Farmhouse, and we are lucky to have her as a permanent member now at Chalk Gallery in Lewes. Her delicately coloured bowls and vessels bounce light from their glazed surfaces and add unique form and depth to each of our gallery exhibitions.

From 18th October to 7th November Yolande will be our featured artist in the window and this is a superb time to view the full range of her work. Silhouettes inspired by classical Greek pottery and nymph-like figures which relate simultaneously to the classical and the modern give her work an everlasting appeal.

She explains that her love of life drawing and the fluidity of the clay medium are what drew her to work with this way. She enjoys the freedom of dancing figures.

Yolande explores subtly differing techniques in her range of work, from sgraffito to hand-painted surfaces using earthenware and stoneware clays. She also carves and creates sculptural reliefs which feature her intertwined dancing figures.

Find out more about her work in the artists own words in this enlightening video interview which she gave us earlier this year.

Yolande Beer's ceramic artworks will be on display in the Chalk Gallery window until Sunday 7th November.

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