New Ashgate Gallery champions the best of contemporary art and craft providing an unparalleled resource in Farnham, Surrey and beyond
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The Autumn Craft Collection presents a range of unique, local craft that you won't find anywhere else. Treat yourself to something new for you or your home or buy gifts for your loved ones. Pop in, browse and shop away from the crowds. You'll be supporting a local gallery and small creative artist businesses if you do, as well as finding something special.
We are delighted present:
Ceramics by Jenny Amon, Tamsin Arrowsmith-Brown, Clare Conrad, Adèle Goulty, John Pollex and Silvia K Ceramics.
Jewellery by Karolina Baines, Maike Browning, Christine Johnson, Qiang Li and Olivia Woodhouse.
Glass by Adam Aaronson, Adam Hussain, Jake Mee and Andrew Sanders & David Wallace.
Limited edition prints by Louise Davies, Susan Eyre, Sonia Rollo and Liz Toole.
Textiles by Claire Armitage, Helen Chatterton, Lesley Frankland, Nook of the North and Pamela Print.
Weaving found Lesley Frankland at college and she has endeavoured to have a loom somewhere about ever since. Lesley says:
I love the challenge of weaving. It can be a very simple, or very complex process. There is always room for surprises. It is technical and precise, but can give amazingly fluid results. The design has to include the structure of how a fabric will be, its weight and handle, as well as the texture, colour and pattern.
Inspiration comes from the constantly evolving colour and texture of the world around - the small differences, the seasons, the mood. Whatever the end product, Lesley's woven fabric design aims to capture this sense of movement, colour quietly singing.
The natural qualities of silk, wool and linen yarns are explored to create beautiful woven fabrics. Silk is wonderful for scarves. It is luxurious, soft against the skin and drapes beautifully.