Established 1982, Edinburgh’s Open Eye Gallery is exhibiting a showcase of wonderfully textured hand-crafted sculptural vessels in oak by Malcolm Martin and Gaynor Dowling. Each piece is meticulously hand carved, resulting in natural, infinitely rich and varied textures, echoing forms seen in glass, ceramic, etc. as well as furniture and architecture. Based in the Costwold hills, Gloucestershire, England, they have been collaborating full-time since 1997 and have established an international reputation.
Also on show at the Gallery are works by two painters: Glen Scouller RSW RGI: A Broad Brush and Kirsty Wither: Near and Far.
Image: Malcolm Martin and Gaynor Dowling, ‘Great Black and White Vessel’, limed and scorched oak