Private view Sunday 15th February, 4pm - 6pm
Basketmaker Joe Hogan is strongly influenced by the landscape of Loch na Fooey in County Galway, where he lives and works. His robust, sculptural pieces are woven from native willow, and often incorporate twisted bog wood, birch, ash or holly wood, locally sourced. The form of his baskets, pods and pouches is often determined by the lines of the wood, which - gnarled and contorted - provides a powerful contrast to the smooth regularity of the woven willow.
The work on show in this exhibition demonstrates the physicality and raw beauty of Joe's work, which exploits the expressive potential of his medium to the full.
Talk and Demonstration at the Ashmolean Museum
Sunday 15 February, 1.30 - 3.30pm
Joe will give an informal talk about his work and its evolution, and a demonstration of the different techniques he uses, on Sunday 15 February at the Ashmolean Museum.
The two events at the Ashmolean Museum, featuring Akiko Hirai and Joe Hogan, will be followed by a preview of their exhibitions at Oxford Ceramics Gallery, from 4 to 6pm.
Tickets available on the door.
if you have any queries then please do not hesitate to contact us at the gallery