Lotte Glob Land and Sea

September 14, 2020 by Perthshire Creates

The Watermill Gallery in Aberfeldy are excited to open their new ‘in-person’ exhibition this coming weekend, featuring the work of Danish artist Lotte Glob. Land and Sea is an exhibition of bowls and ceramic painting, and runs from 19 September to 15 November.

Lotte Glob is a Danish ceramist who, for the past 50 years, has lived and worked on the North West coast of Scotland. Her passion for this wild and remote area is the driving force of her work.

‘The landscape is my studio,’ she explains, ‘I just get absorbed in it.’ Lotte spends her days walking and immersing herself in the colours and light of the region: the blues and dark, strong tones of Loch Eribol, Ben Hope and the Highlands.

She has worked with clay since she was eight years old and now, not surprisingly, is a master of her craft who is well known for the quality of her unusual glazes.

She describes the act of making a bowl as ‘the most elemental in pottery’ which is ‘both easy and challenging, a delight to throw on the wheel, yet extremely difficult to achieve the near perfect bowl.’

Ceramic Painting, Lotte Glob

Lotte herself seems to be a force of nature, with endless drive and passion for her work. She cannot, she says, ‘make just one bowl or one ceramic painting. I must capture within them the land and the sea.’ Like the changing landscape her work is both calm and serene or wild and chaotic. It embodies all the contrasts and drama of the Highland’s far shores.

The Watermill has had a continuing relationship with the artist over many years and these works have been made especially for the exhibition.

Bowl of the Land, Lotte Glob

The Watermill in Aberfeldy is open Mon-Sat 10am – 5.30pm & Sun 11am – 5.30pm and is within 1½ hours’ drive of Glasgow or Edinburgh. It occupies the top floor of the Watermill complex, which also houses the biggest bookshop in rural Scotland, a cafe and music shop.  It has been voted The Best Independent Bookshop in the UK and is listed in the World’s Greatest Bookstores by Bob Eckstein.

For further information contact The Watermill, Mill Street, Aberfeldy, PH15 2BG, 01887 822896 or gallery@aberfeldywatermill.com

Top Image: Bowl of the Sea,Lotte Glob