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.
Etching & chine colle
21 x 15 cms
Susan works with print processes in a variety of media and has developed her own unique method of fusing man-made and natural materials to create incised and textured surfaces. She graduated from Goldsmiths College with a BA(hons) in Textiles and is currently studying for an MA in printmaking at the Royal College of Art.
Susan's practice explores ideas of paradise. Artifice and a dislocation from the natural world are key themes in her work and stem from her own experience of nature within an urban environment as being fragmented and synthetic. She questions the loss of a real experience of nature at a time when ecological concerns require us to reassess our relationship in more concrete terms. Looking back to the myths and legends of ancient times she is fascinated to discover an ongoing belief in a time when we lived in harmony with nature. She is interested in how dreams of paradise influence our shared aesthetic sensibility and the desire for perfection in nature which in turn feeds into the design of social spaces, municipal intervention and the ultimate physical transformation of the built landscape.