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East West

by Derek Rothera November 16, 2002

East West

An joint exhibition of works by Stephanie Burns, Christine-Ann Richards and Richard Roland.


Kazakstan Highway, soft ground and aquatint etching, 20 x 30cm



by Christine-Ann Richards.

Christine-Ann Richrds trained at Harrow School of Art and Technology under Mick Casson (1971-73), then worked with Bryan and Julia Newman and later, with David Leach. She set up her first workshop, in London, in 1975 and now lives in Somerset. She is a Fellow of the Craft Potters Association, Fellow of the Society of Designer Craftsmen, the Somerset & Devon Guilds of Craftsmen. 

Much of her work is influenced by her journeys to the Far East, and especially by her first visit to China, with other potters, in 1978. For the last 25 years she has co-ordinated and accompanied other artists and people from throughout the world on visits to other artists in China. 

Her classical oriental style thrown porcelain vases and bowls are glazed in transparent, dark green crackle and copper red glazes. Her black on white splash decorated wares remind one of her interest in Chinese calligraphy and painting. 





Western Australian landscape painting 

by Stephanie Burns.

Stephanie urns lives in the Eastern States of Australia. Reflecting on her father's recent passing Burns began to think of the time they spent living in the north west of Western Australia. 

The beaches and rocks of the Exmouth area, the incredible colours of the landscape, and the intense red/brown colour of the sand, the fabulous aqua waters and the spectacular salt lakes inspire these aerial views. Although elements of the paintings are remembered, the paintings are of actual places, particularly Shark Bay and Lake Carnegie.

Burns' Australian landscape paintings are within the tradition of the genre but combine her knowledge of Aboriginal art with the vision of artists working in the European tradition. 


 Shark Bay, acrylic on canvas, 91.5 x 91.5cm 


 Lake Carnegie 8, Western Australia, acrylic of canvas, 91.5 x 91.5cm


Lake Carnegie 2, Western Australia, acrylic on canvas, 91.5 x 91.5cm



by Richard Rowland.

Richard Rowland has been a regular exhibitor at the Millinery Workds sindce holding a retrospective there in 2002. Last year he joined the Mongol Rally, driving an abulance 12,000 miles across Central Asia to Ulan Bator and raising £15,000 for charity. he is now showing his etchings of his journey. His techniques include hard ground, soft ground and aquatint with which he creates vibrant tones of light and shade in the predominantly sepia colours of the landscape. 

All etchings are in edition of 20.


Royal Castle, Prague,  hard ground and aquatint etching 10 x 15cm 


Harem Window, Topkapi, Istanbul, hard ground and aquatint etching, 20 x 113cm 

Kazakstan Highway, soft ground and aquatint etching, 20 x 30cm


Transfagarasan Highway, Romania, soft ground and aquatint etching, 10 x 15cm 

Derek Rothera
Derek Rothera


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