Friday, August 11, 2006

Eastern Inspiration

CCA, originally uploaded by Neorelix.

Cambridge has a number of touristy art galleries but there are some serious ones too and this is one of them. Cambridge Contemporary Art displays all media from painting through metalwork to ceramics - from local and international artists. I was in the Trinity Street area yesterday and popped in to do my impression of a cultured individual and thought these were gorgeous. They've been ruined by my photo but they had a luminance that drew me across the shop. The artist is Jane Hollidge and this is part of her collection of Raku earthenware - a Japanese style of pottery. Read all about Raku here. Cambridge Contemporary Art is a participating venue of the Arts Council's "Own Art" scheme where you put down 10% and pay back the rest, interest free, over ten months. It's a good idea and helps the artist and the budding art collector. But seriously, to own some art of your own you don't even need 10% - just right-click on any of my images...;-p