Kogarashi : First Cold Wind

Kogarashi : First Cold Wind 

木枯らし  Kogarashi  :  cold, wintry wind, the first signs of winter.
The exhibition 'Kogarashi' celebrates the coming of Autumn with a selection of works by artists that share a strong connection to nature through both inspiration and materials. 


Nancy Fuller 
Akiko Hirai 
Hannah Blackall Smith 
Josephine Cottrell 
Takahashi McGil 
Masako Nakagami 
Marie Eklund 
Sarah Jerath 


1st - 10th October 2021 


PV : Thursday 30th September 



10 Perrins Court, NW3 1QS 
(The private view will take place in two slots, 5-6pm and 6-7pm to control the number of people in the space - please RSVP to gallery@maudandmabel.com)


Works for the exhibition will also be available to view and buy online from 5pm Thursday 30th September for those who cant make it!  



The changing of the seasons prompts an awareness of the Earth, which all year around informs the works of the artists brought together for 'Kogarashi; The first cold wind.' With a joint interest in and dependence on the natural world, the artistsʼ works come together as a warm, earthy and inviting collection, that with a refined and considered tone, offers a powerful, personal and unique connection to the natural world around us. From the vastly different earthy surfaces of Nancy Fuller and Akiko Hiraiʼs Tsubo pots, to the works of Hannah Blackall-Smith and Sarah Jerath who apply natural materials, gathered locally, directly into the works and process, and Masako Nakagami creating refined porcelain the surface of which mimics the movement of nature that surrounds her studio, such as the flow of the river. This eclectic collection of ceramics is perfectly complimented by Josephine Cottrellʼs moody ink works on raw linen that explore the diversity and character in landscapes alongside woodworkers, Marie Eklund who uses the elements to age and weather and artistic duo Kaori Takahashi & Mark McGil who celebrate the imperfections of nature with locally and sustainably sourced hardwood, embracing any irregularities and their inherent beauty.


Individually and collectively, physically and symbolically, these artworks are representations of the natural world. The eclectic range of pieces illustrates both the range of techniques and traditions used by the artists, and the sheer volume of variety present in the natural world.