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Eastern Influence

13 January to 24 February 2018

Eastern Influence

Exploring the dialogue between east and west, our group exhibition features the work of four artists brought together through their shared expression of the technical skill and spirit of the oriental arts. Through their craft, Tim Andrews, Adam Frew, Hendrike Barz-Meltzer and Nao Fukumoto O'Neill explore the rich aesthetic of the Far East, which continues to infuse western contemporary craft.

With a long well established career in ceramics, Tim Andrews is renowned for his raku pieces. His attention to form and surface is evident in the powerful presence of his vessels. Limited colour palettes and linear decoration provides the basis to play and explore the interaction between controlled and expressive techniques in the firing process. Continuously evolving, Tim's pieces explore the religious, aesthetic, cultural relationship between the east and west. Experimentation is equally central to Adam Frew's work on the potter's wheel, achieving personal expression through the energetic and often intuitive throwing process. His Korean inspired pots or Moon Jars evoke the simplicity of the eastern form, while spontaneity dictates dynamic forms, colour and gestural brushwork.

While ceramics are embedded in eastern tradition with an enduring appeal, so too are textiles. Hendrike Barz-Meltzer designs jewellery that experiments with an ancient Japanese braiding technique, Kumihimo. Her pieces evoke her interest in minimal contemporary design, combining the use of metals with the detail and tradition of silk braiding. Nao Fukumoto O'Neill explores Japanese tradition through her hand woven textiles, which she has developed to incorporate modern techniques and materials. From Kimonos to scarves and wall hangings, Naos' pieces convey variations of colour pattern and styles inspired by her travels and enhanced by her knowledge of natural dyes and production processes.

Through the work of these four artists, viewers can explore the simplicity of eastern forms through skilled processes that evoke a timeless yet contemporary aesthetic.

Black/White Resist Striped 'Humbug'

Tim Andrews

£420.00

Faceted Red Glazed Deep Bowl

Tim Andrews

£185.00

Green Crackle Bottle Form

Tim Andrews

£295.00

Green Glazed Faceted Bowl

Tim Andrews

£120.00

Large Round Form - Linear Decoration

Tim Andrews

£1,800.00

Medium Winged Porcelain Curling Piece

Tim Andrews

£420.00

Red Glazed Lidded Curling Piece

Tim Andrews

£280.00

Small Lidded Curling Piece - Linear

Tim Andrews

£295.00

Smaller Resist Banded 'Humbug' Form

Tim Andrews

£295.00

Wide Green Glazed Lidded Curling Piece

Tim Andrews

£320.00

Ikat wall hanging

Nao Fukumoto

£550.00

Ikat wall hanging

Nao Fukumoto

£550.00

Scarf (large)

Nao Fukumoto

£190.00

Scarf (large)

Nao Fukumoto

£190.00

Scarf (medium)

Nao Fukumoto

£180.00

Scarf (short)

Nao Fukumoto

£150.00

Wall Hanging - Milky Way

Nao Fukumoto

£1,200.00

Medium Moon Pot

Adam Frew

£350.00

Small Moon Pot

Adam Frew

£220.00

Small Moon Pot

Adam Frew

£220.00

Small Moon Pot

Adam Frew

£220.00

Tall Round Pot

Adam Frew

£280.00

Tall Round Pot

Adam Frew

£280.00

Argentium Silver Brooch with 18ct Yellow Gold

Hendrike Barz-Meltzer

£300.00

Argentium Silver Ear Studs

Hendrike Barz-Meltzer

£120.00

Argentium Silver Layered and Textured Ring

Hendrike Barz-Meltzer

£160.00

Argentium Silver Ring with 24ct Yellow Gold Keum Boo Detail

Hendrike Barz-Meltzer

£150.00

Argentium Silver Ring with 24ct Yellow Gold Keum Boo Detail

Hendrike Barz-Meltzer

£150.00

Argentium Silver Textured Earings

Hendrike Barz-Meltzer

£80.00

Kumihimo Braid Necklace with Gold and Rhodium Plated Front Piece

Hendrike Barz-Meltzer

£590.00

Kumihimo Silk Braid Curved Brooch

Hendrike Barz-Meltzer

£580.00

Kumihimo Silk Braided Necklace

Hendrike Barz-Meltzer

£740.00

Kumihimo Silk Braided Necklace with Argentium Silver Pendents

Hendrike Barz-Meltzer

£1,300.00

Kumihimo Silk Braided Necklace with Silver Pods

Hendrike Barz-Meltzer

£1,080.00

Long Argentium Silver Earrings with Keum Boo Detail

Hendrike Barz-Meltzer

£170.00

Long Gold and Rhodiam Plated Earrings

Hendrike Barz-Meltzer

£170.00

Long Oxidised Argentium Silver Ear Studs

Hendrike Barz-Meltzer

£120.00

Long Oxidised Argentium Silver Earrings with Keum Boo Detail

Hendrike Barz-Meltzer

£120.00

Oxidised Argentium Silver Ear Studs

Hendrike Barz-Meltzer

£210.00

Textured Patinated and Fold-forming Long Silver Earrings

Hendrike Barz-Meltzer

£120.00

Textured, Patinated and Fold-forming Long Silver Earrings

Hendrike Barz-Meltzer

£120.00

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Waggon Yard
Farnham
Surrey GU9 7PS
United Kingdom

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