Ceramic beauty with potter Peter at Floor One Gallery

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WHAT IS IT? Surface and Shape art exhibition.

WHERE AND WHEN IS IT? Floor One Gallery at Rugby Art Gallery, Library and Museum, September 18 to 29


Daventry potter Peter Cosentino shows off his ceramics in an exhibition titled Surface and Shape. It comprises of some 50 pieces of thrown and slabbed pottery incorporating a variety of work ranging from heavily pitted, volcanic surfaces on vases and layered platters, to highly decorative crystalline glazed bottles.

This will be the third time that Peter has exhibited in Rugby, having done so at the White Room Gallery and The Lewis Gallery in the past. Peter, who was an assistant principal at the college in Rugby up until 2006 before taking early retirement to concentrate on his pottery, said: “I have very strong links with Rugby, having attended Bishop Wulstan School and later working at Rugby College so I am very pleased to be back in Rugby again. My work has always been well received here in the past and I am delighted to have had the opportunity of a solo exhibition.

“My exhibition comprises all new work which has not been previously exhibited, in fact some pieces are barely cool from being taken out of my kiln!”

Since last exhibiting in Rugby, Peter’s ceramics have been included in exhibitions at a number of prestigious galleries and this year he has also exhibited at Potfest in Cumbria and at Hatfield House.

Peter is also well known for his three pottery books published during 1980s and 90s one of which, The Encyclopedia of Pottery Technique, has been published in over nine different countries. More recently he has also had articles published in Ceramic Review, the international magazine for potters and collectors.