Curvilinear brings together hand-built ceramics by Sally Dorrity and contemporary photography by Tracy Florance.
Before taking up photography full time, Tracy worked for an international book publisher. Her interest in photography began many years ago, when her husband bought her a darkroom kit for Christmas.  This inspired her to take evening classes in basic black and white photography where she worked on three City and Guilds modules all of which were awarded distinctions. Tracy has travelled widely, and takes her camera with her wherever she goes, hoping to capture the essence of the places she visits.  She is drawn to interior and external architecture, in which she attempts to capture patterns and shapes that others might miss.  

Sally works in stoneware to hand-build her pots, using either crank or black clays to create small, medium and large pieces, both functional and sculptural. These are then fired in an electric kiln. Her work is frost-resistant and is therefore suitable for use both indoors and outside. In her studio in Oxford, Sally constantly experiments with different shapes, new glazes and glaze combinations, taking inspiration from traditional classic forms as well as from the lines, tones and textures of nature.  Her ceramics and skills are continually evolving and progressing, as she pursues her fascination with form and texture.

Tracy and Sally have shown their work individually for some years at Art Fairs, and take part regularly in local arts trails.  Following the great success of their first collaboration at the Fountain Gallery, Hampton Court in January 2018 they have exhibited together at the West Ox Gallery in Bampton, The Old Fire Station Gallery in Henley and The Lightbox in Woking.  

Sally’s ceramics and Tracy’s photographs complement each other perfectly, with Sally’s glazes and Tracy’s images of reflections in glass and water often echoing each other in form and colour.

Opening Saturday 5 - Sunday 20 December
10 am – 4 pm every day
Please wear a mask unless enjoying a cuppa or cake at our cafe tables in the Gallery
07944 538517
07718 384842
Robert Phillips Gallery
Riverhouse Arts Centre
Manor Road
Walton on Thames
KT12 2PF