Spring is in the Air!
With a name like Primavera, it came as no surprise that the gallery was inspired by the clear blue skies and sunny days that teased of an early Spring this year. We welcomed the green’s and yellows of budding flowers, sprouting shrubs, and the new work artists shared with us that can now be found in our 'Spring' inspired window display. The change in weather also inspired Primavera to turn its attention to the gallery, both off and online; and whether a Spring Clean was overdue…
Same Website | New Design
Spring Cleaning was well underway with the re-design of the gallery website. Clean lines, a minimalistic layout and a traditional approach to navigating the great expanse that is the internet, inspired the relaunch of Primavera’s online shop. The website's new design centres solely around the artists, their work and our mission to promote and retail contemporary British art and craft. Artist's work displayed by the gallery can be found within the main menu in the top right corner, or, when you scroll down to the 'Collection' tabs. Featured work can also be found on the home page, highlighting the latest pieces of artwork by our artists and the events the gallery will be participating in this year. Primavera has a growing presence on various social media platforms, of which can be found within the footer of the webpage. These include our Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. Those familiar with the previous version of the website will notice that many features remain the same, such as the ‘About’ link that outlines the history of the gallery, the team and information regarding our other locations. We believe that the gallery combines tradition with what’s new and contemporary and hope our customers enjoy the new website and it’s “traditionally different” design.
Sarah Palmer | Ring-Around-A-Rose-Gold
A Cambridge native, Sarah Palmer has spent years developing her trade and technique to create her beautifully organic jewellery designs. Sarah’s preferred techniques is that of reticulating metal by heat, hammering and forging. With this method, Sarah forces metals to the extremes and creates contrasting textures with strong lines in both gold and silver. During the first ten years of her designs, Sarah concentrated on using the materials of silver, gold and diamond; before developing her method to include rose-gold, platinum, pearls and semi-precious stones such as aquamarine and labradorite. Even after years of experience, Sarah’s techniques remain “spontaneous,” with some designs carefully planned beforehand, whilst others are triggered by the process of their very creation. The rings displayed in Primavera are a result of Sarah’s years of experimenting with these various techniques and design concepts, of which consistently overlap throughout her jewellery collections.
Neil Tregear | Birds and Birch Trees
From the rugged south coast of the Isle of Wight, Neil Tregear has sent Primavera pieces from his newest collection. Enamelled birch trees and sandpiper birds decorate the smooth surface of his bowls, mugs and vases. Neil’s training in Kyoto, Japan, is clear in his clean porcelain finish and refined turquoise glazes that pool into the wells of his animal coated bowls and mugs. Inspired by his nature filled surroundings, Tregear Pottery also includes designs of sea gulls, fish, rabbits, arctic terns, crabs, seals and butterflies. If you’re a nature and/or ceramic lover, Tregear Pottery is available at Primavera on King’s Parade.