CURRENT EXHIBITION

TREASURES FROM JOHN MALTBY'S WORKSHOP

OPEN Tuesday – Saturday 10:30-5:00
until 15th June

 

Recently discovered complete, signed and unfinished work by JOHN MALTBY (1936-2020) spanning his full working life.
Complementing this unique collection are linocuts by MELVYN EVANS, sculptures by SHIRLEY VAUVELLE,
slipware by NIGEL LAMBERT & jewellery by GUY ROYLE
plus a new edition of the book ‘JOHN MALTBY– A Life of Creativity’.

NEW ARRIVAL

An unexpected new arrival in the exhibition, this superb example of John’s early slab ware.
Measuring 18cm high x 25cm wide (including handle), the price is £1,500.

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JOHN MALTBY - A Life of Creativity
Second Edition - updated and with more pages and illustrations.

Originally written to accompany the ‘Homage to John Maltby’ exhibition of Summer 2022, this beautiful hardback book contains examples of John's work spanning his entire career. A true celebration of his life of creativity, it is available through us here at the Yew Tree Gallery and costs £28  unwrapped and £30 wrapped in our exclusive John Maltby paper, plus £4 UK postage. Please contact Gilly to discuss overseas shipping.

You can purchase online using our secure payment system

Purchase unwrapped copies of the book  here

Purchase gift wrapped copies of the book  here

Purchase 5 sheets of gift wrap  here

Wrapped in John Maltby

PERFECT AS A GIFT, you can also purchase copies of ‘JOHN MALTBY - A Life of Creativity’ wrapped in our exclusive Maltby wrapping paper. Available only through us here at the Yew Tree Gallery at £30 plus £4 UK postage. Please contact Gilly to discuss overseas shipping.

Purchase gift wrapped copies of the book  here

Maltby Wrapping Paper

John Maltby wrapping paper, from a detail of a large platter photographed by Nigel Dutt.  This paper is A2 (420 x 594 mm) in size, printed on a heavy 120gsm paper. Available in packs of 5 sheets of wrapping paper for a special price of £12.50 plus £4 Post and Packing (papers will be rolled). Please contact Gilly to discuss overseas shipping.

You can purchase online using our secure payment system by clicking here

‘THIS BOOK SHOULD BE AN ESSENTIAL ADDITION TO THE LIBRARY OF ANYONE WITH AN INTEREST IN STUDIO CERAMICS – BEAUTIFULLY PRODUCED, INFORMATIVE AND SO WELL ILLUSTRATED.’

PETER LONGMAN (FORMER DEPUTY DIRECTOR CRAFTS COUNCIL)

 

Other feedback:

'It truly is a terrific creation. As a Maltby collector myself it was a delight and gave me a much wider and depth of knowledge of John Maltby and his career.'

‘Definitely the best book on a great potter that I have ever seen’

‘The publication is excellent quality and is an outstanding achievement’

‘The layout is great and contributions from other artists really provide depth to the story of John’s creative life’

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ABOUT US

YEW TREE GALLERY, on the West coast of Cornwall, is set among fields and gardens facing the broad Atlantic against a backdrop of the ancient moors of Penwith. The village of Morvah lies about a mile away, with the erstwhile mining community of Pendeen and Botallack to the west.

The gallery buildings nestle into the landscape at Keigwin, a farming hamlet on the B3306 coast road between St Ives and St Just. Exhibitions are held from Easter to the end of October, curated by Gilly Wyatt Smith who previously ran Yew Tree Gallery in Derbyshire then Gloucestershire for 30 years.

Many of the exhibitions follow a theme that links us to our environment – both particular to this place but also embracing the wider realm of the planet.

Nationally respected artists living in Cornwall and beyond are selected for solo and themed exhibitions. Throughout the gallery’s history, emphasis has been on showing work of the highest calibre in a variety of disciplines – painting, sculpture, ceramics, glass, textiles, wood or jewellery.

Visitors to the gallery are invited to wander through the sculpture gardens and organic potager with its wildlife pond, enjoy the views as well as the works of art and perhaps linger for a coffee or tea and freshly baked biscuit at our converted ‘Potting Shed’ kitchen. Plants, herbs and saladings are for sale too (when crops are abundant) and our free-range hens lay delicious large eggs!