New Ashgate Gallery champions the best of contemporary art and craft providing an unparalleled resource in Farnham, Surrey and beyond
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A specially selected collection of ceramics, glass, jewellery and textiles; a must-see for gifts and special occasions. All items are hand-crafted by some of the UK's most talented designer-makers. Perfect pieces for any home, or to give as beautiful gifts if you can bear to part with them!
Highlights include: Embroidered and screenprinted textiles by Nook of the North, stunning glass baubles by the very popular Will Shakspeare, quirky playful ceramics objects by Makiko Hastings and Isobel Higley and colourful, cutting edge jewellery by Ella Fearon-Low and Holly Clifford.
Claire's work consists of individual hand built pieces. Working from sheets of clay, she decorate the constructed surfaces and forms with colour and slips. Found fragments of pattern and texture are important in developing new ways of making marks. The images and forms are developed through sketchbook drawings, combining a fascination for the tribal and ceremonial aspects of past cultures, integrated with contemporary sources. The work is on different scales, small objects and keepsakes often accompany larger creatures, be it human or animal. The pieces often embrace fragments of fused glass, manipulated metal constructions or found objects. Selecting these mixed media elements is crucial to the finished piece, and the intention is to sustain an equilibrium, between the clay forms, decoration and narrative.