Charming Mementos of Lyme

The next ArtsFest artist to showcase work at the Lyme Regis Museum’s Rotunda Gallery is local ceramicist Caroline Barnes. Her exhibition entitled ‘Charm in Memento: an exhibition of contemporary ceramics’ opens on Wednesday, 29 January and will run until Sunday, 30 March (11am-4pm, Wed-Sun).

This exhibition of framed ceramics and found objects represents her exploration into drawing and collecting. Working in high-fired porcelain, Caroline produces delicate slivers of tiles each decorated with platinum images. Using natural botanical finds, beach-combed debris, seaweed and fossil forms, each image is transfer printed onto the snow-white glazed tile.

Caroline Barnes Museum exhibition

This ‘re-collection’ series reflects the processes and products of drawing together ideas for a new range of porcelain brooches. Inspired by the Lyme Regis Museum’s collection of historic souvenirs from china cups, saucers, postcards and prints, Caroline has developed a new collection of contemporary souvenirs of Lyme.

Caroline has worked in porcelain and platinum for nearly 20 years and regularly exhibits her work in local galleries and at events like ArtsFest, as well as working with interior design consultants and private commissions.

‘Charm in Memento’ is the latest in a series of exhibitions curated by artists who took part in the ‘re:collection’ collaboration between Lyme Regis ArtsFest and the Museum which was supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

Published on 29/01/2014.

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