'Imperfect Beauty' by Rowley Drysdale
April 8 to 30, 2017
Art on Cairncross presents 'Imperfect Beauty', a wood fired ceramics exhibition by Rowley Drysdale.
Rowley Drysdale has been a professional artist for over 25 years with a particular passion for wood-fired ceramics.
His new exhibition “Imperfect Beauty” explores the idea that perfection does not embody beauty, in fact it is the imperfections in things which add to their individuality and allure. From small vessels to intriguing mixed media wall hangings, these works show that beauty is often unexpected, but always inspiring.
About “Imperfect beauty”, Rowley writes;
“On page 100 of the first ceramics textbook I ever read cover to cover, author Robin Hopper
comments on differing perspectives concerning beauty. He argues it’s the imperfections, the
blemishes, on our loved ones’ faces that ultimately attract us.
I use materials and methods that, especially in my medium, don’t always run to script.
Regularly I discover the odd ones out, which take a little longer to comprehend. Perhaps initially it’s an attraction to the subversive, but I’ve noticed these works are more likely to hold one’s
attention ad infinitum than their slick counterparts.
Poet Michael Dransfield (1948-1973) stated it perfectly when he wrote “cherish your freaks and
Hopper, Robin. 1984. The Ceramic Spectrum. Krause. Pennsylvania.”