Jane Perryman and Helena Greene Exhibitions

Jane Perryman
Ceramics, Photography and Film
17 April to 18 June 2013
Private View  30 April 2013 from 5 – 8 pm

Jane Perryman’s ceramic work investigates the vessel as an abstract form and draws on her research into the traditional pottery making and firing techniques of village India.
The quintessential round bottomed pot form is designed to sit on a mud floor or on a three- pronged cooking stove. Perryman has adopted its qualities of balancing on a tiny point where it sits on a flat surface, enabling it to rock from side to side without falling over as it comes back to its centre of gravity. The form is both vulnerable and secure. The composite pieces also reference contemporary urban structures such as buildings, walls and bridges, exploring tension and balance where the two forms are placed together. They are not static and invite interaction through repositioning into new arrangements and compositions.

A Journey from East to West features the artist’s ceramic sculpture as well as a DVD film and documentary photographs of Indian potters at work.


Helena Greene
17 April to 18 June 2013
Private View 30 April 2013 from 5 – 8 pm

Helena Greene studied fine art at Goldsmiths College of Art in the early 1970s. She has taught art in the Adult education sector and on the foundation course at Cambridge Region College. Throughout her time teaching she has had regular exhibitions of her own work.

This exhibition at the Alison Richard building is showing a selection of works on canvas that have been painted over the last 15 years. The earlier work is painted in the countryside in Derbyshire. The later work is more abstract. All the work is in oil on canvas and is a response to landscape and a sense of place.

Helena Greene