Large group of Bruce McLean’s ceramics go on view at NewArtCentre in Salisbury

Ceramics have played an increasingly important role in Bruce McLean’s practice, which has been in an almost constant state of invention and re-invention, and has encompassed performance, sculpture, installation, public art, painting, printmaking, drawing, photography and film. The works in the current exhibition were originally made for ‘Set in Stoke’ at the British Ceramics Biennial in 2015, but this is the first time a large group of McLean’s ceramics have been shown; en masse, the results are powerful, fluid and painterly. In addition, McLean also shows an example of his ‘tile art’ on which he worked with Johnson Tiles. Like his plates, McLean’s tiles incorporate painted abstract and figurative shapes and lines using a restricted palette of seven colours. Each piece exhibited is unique. Bruce McLean (b. 1944) studied at Glasgow School of Art from 1961-63. From

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