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.
I have been making baskets since 1997. In the last 10 years my focus has been on large scale structures - giant baskets that you can climb inside. Having studied engineering, I most enjoy making functional objects - even if that function is play.
In moving to making smaller baskets, I have been trying to bring with me some of the shapes that have evolved in my large scale work. I am drawn to curved shapes inspired by plant forms. Onions are a particular favourite.
Recently I have been experimenting with incorporating green oak and hazel into my baskets. I like the quality of sturdiness which these materials bring.