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Diane IBBOTSON

1946—

Born in Lancashire, Ibbotson studied Fine Art at Reading University and the Royal Academy Schools.

According to the exhibition catalogue for 20 Years of Contemporary Art at the Falmouth Art Gallery, up to 2000 she is recorded as having painted 35 paintings in her artistic career, and very rarely exhibits them. Cross (2002) has written a closely considered piece with the help of Diane in interview about her work and her philosophy.

Shigeyoshi ICHINO

Ichino was born in Tachikui, Japan and studied at Kansai University.  Janet LEACH had stayed with his family and worked with him when she studied in Japan from 1954 to 1955. She invited and encouraged him, with his family, to come and work at the LEACH POTTERY which he did between 1969-1973.  This was of great benefit, due to his status as a fully trained traditional Japanese potter. While in Europe he also directed the construction of a kiln for the Atelier de Cep in Villenauxe, France.

He returned to London (1981) for a joint exhibition with Janet Leach at the Amalgam Art Gallery.

Clary ILLIAN

1940—

Clary Illian was an apprentice potter at the LEACH POTTERY from 1964-65, having studied previously at the University of Iowa in the state in which she was born. In her writings, A Potter's Workbook, she credits Bernard Leach as the creator of the modern studio pottery movement, now well-acknowledged universally.

She worked in stoneware and porcelain, and produced a large range of high-quality domestic ware.  Her own first studio was set up in the mid-1960s in Benton County, Iowa, and she later lived and worked in Ely, Iowa.  Her avocation was always to teach at workshops throughout the USA and Canada. Her on-line presence is good, in that her book is still much in use (she is called 'a national treasure in the USA) and there are helpful videos available on You Tube sharing her philosophy and techniques.

Bryan ILLSLEY

1937—

 Bryan Illsley was born in 1937, and studied at Kingston School of Art. In 1963, he moved to St Ives and worked at the Bernard Leach Pottery, and in 1967 established a partnership with Breon O'Casey, making studio jewellery. He now lives in London.

Red Square (1967), a painting by this artist, is in the Cornwall Council permanent collection.

Leslie ILLSLEY

One of the three founders of the TROIKA pottery (1963-1983).

Caroline ILLSLEY BARNETT

1939—

Caroline Illsley Barnett was born in London. She was a student at Kingston School of Fine Art where, in 1957, she met her first husband, Leslie ILLSLEY. After moving to St Ives they acquired St Ives Pottery in 1962. Until the birth of their daughter, Saskia, she worked alongside Leslie designing and producing pots. She is now married to Anthony Barnett and continues her career as a potter, sculptor and painter in St Ives.

Sax IMPEY

1969—

Born in Penzance, Cornwall, Impey received his BA (Hons) in Fine Art at Newport.  In 1997 he held a residency at the Kunstbrucke in Berlin.

In 1996 he participated in the NSA exhibition Drawing Towards the End of a Century at NAG, and proceeded to actively exhibit in many mixed and solo shows since, both in West Cornwall (Penzance, Newlyn and St Ives) and further afield (Canada, Germany, Wales, London).  His solo shows again began at NAG in 2000, followed by three solos at the New Millennium Gallery, St Ives (2002, 2004, and 2007) as well as an exhibition in 2005 at OneOTwo Gallery in London.

Sax Impey works from No. 8 Porthmeor Studios, St Ives (2013).

 

Newlyn INDUSTRIAL CLASSES

1890—

A generic term used to identify those artist-led classes in embroidery, enamelling, jewellery-making, copper and metal-craft described under specialty names with NEWLYN as a prefix. From 1896 the Newlyn Industrial classes were exhibiting at the RCPS at Falmouth in the Annual Exhibitions. From 1924 they were also able to begin exhibiting at NAG, in the Craft Sections opened that year. Meantime, they had found markets and buyers regionally and nationally.

See specialist subjects:  Newlyn ART METAL, Newlyn COPPERWORKS, Newlyn ENAMEL Studio, and ART-NEEDLECRAFT.

Bryan INGHAM

1936—1997

Born in Preston, Lancashire, Ingham studied at St Martin's School of Art, London 1957-61, taught by Frederick Gore and A Ziegler. At the Royal College of Art from 1961-4 he worked under Carel Weight, and spent a year (1966) at the British Academy (Rome) on scholarships that he won.

In Cornwall he exhibited at the Wills Lane Gallery, St Ives (1976) and the Book Gallery, St Ives in the early 1990s. In between he also put in work to the mixed shows at NAG, and showed widely abroad (especially in Germany). In Cornwall he and his wife Aysel, a novelist, lived near Helston, on the Lizard.

Reece INGRAM

Reece Ingram's tactile sculptures in wood stone and ceramics can be seen at the Eden Project, Royal Cornwall Hospital and Heartlands, Pool. He is a regular exhibitor at Trelissick Gallery, near Truro, and Beside the Wave in Falmouth.