Bringing Back the Burslem Boys

Real friendship and true talent are precious things – strong yet fragile.

Mix them together and you have the foundations for the forthcoming exhibition The Burslem Boys. An exhibition that will make you think about – A) the impact that your friends have on your life + B) you should really make good use of your talents before it’s too late.

The latest Dappled Sky interview with Mark Finney unveils the friendship of three talented young men, Arthur Berry, John Shelton and Norman Cope,who were all destined for great things until tragedy struck in 1943. They all studied together at the Burslem School of Art – a beautiful building set in a small town in the middle of England. This was no ordinary school, it also produced people of unrivalled talent such as the world famous pottery designers Clarice Cliff and Susie Cooper.

The spirits of the three artists will be reunited in an exhibition at Barewall Gallery, in Burslem this October. For the full story click the photo of Helen and Mark (above) or click on this link

Then, if you want to learn even more about the artists then pop over to Mark’s blog – see the link in the Dappled Directory.

The exhibition at Barewall Gallery, Market Place Burslem, Stoke on Trent, UK, takes place 20th – 27th October 2012.


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