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.
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 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 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.
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 the Porthmeor Studios, St Ives (2011), which have been in process of renovation this year. Some of these studios will be ready for re-opening for OPEN STUDIOS Cornwall (28 May-5 June 2011).
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.
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.
Ingram was born in Twickenham, Richmond upon Thames, Greater London on 27 April 1855 (GRO) - not in Glasgow, as often quoted, probably from biographies by Martin Hardie (1968) and Wood (even in 2008)! - the son of the Vicar of the parish, who was born in Glasgow and from which the confusion may arise (Ingram's birth certificate is lodged in the WCAA collection as researched and catalogued by George BEDNAR). As a young man, Ingram had a studio in Chelsea near his artist friend George Percy Jacomb-Hood (1857-1929), who described Ingram as an energetic friend who had been to Australia.
Wood states that he had studied painting with John Steeple (fl1846-d1887) and A W Weedon, probably in London. In 1888 he became the President of the Royal British Colonial Society of Artists, and the founder and President of the Anglo-Australian Society.
From 1882, when in England, he made his home in Falmouth, Cornwall. Closely associated with the Newlyn Art Colony in both Newlyn and St Ives, in the 1891 Census he was registered as living at Wodehouse Terrace (no number) with a housekeeper to look after the daily duties. In the following year the Street directory for Falmouth states his home to be at No. 11 Wodehouse Terrace, though from that year until 1894, he is identified as living at No. 6. In 1896 (Cornish Echo) the newspaper announced his marriage to an American, Miss May Martha Fay.
The 1911 Census shows that the couple were living at Tregurrian in Falmouth, and the entry included mention of friends Harold KNIGHT and his wife Laura KNIGHT. In Falmouth he was considered the most energetic of the small artistic community there. His good friends were Henry Scott TUKE, and John Herbert Eva DOWNING (Jack). These three were all involved with the setting-up of the Falmouth Art Gallery in 1894, and Ingram was Vice-President of the RCPS (1902-04). He died in Falmouth on 20 March, 1913, age 58.