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.
Adele's professional life as a potter started after watching a wonderful short film by Sir David Attenborough on the life and work of the potter Dame Lucie Rie. She sat at the Craft Council in London and watched as David Attenborough held her feet whilst the diminutive figure of Lucie Rie, aged around 80 at the time, reached head first into her top loading kiln to unload her beautiful pots. It dawned on Adele that it is never too late to pursue your dream and change career and she enrolled on the 3D design BA course at Surrey Institute of Art and Design, specialising in the design and production of ceramics. This was followed by exhibitions at various galleries around the uk and also designing and producing table lamps for outlets such as John Lewis Partnership and one off pieces for several interior designers .
Adele then moved to France and began teaching ceramics, both day classes and residential courses, as well as participating in various local exhibitions. She now works in her studio in Chiddingfold, back in the UK.
Adele's process of making is predominantly coiling and slabbing, the surfaces of which are usually burnished followed by a low bisque firing. The forms are then saggar fired in a gas kiln using a mixture of sulphates, salts and other organic matter. There is a feeling of excitement whenever you open a kiln, a bit like christmas, sometimes you get some wonderful surprises other times a few disappointments. each piece is unique, no two forms will ever have the same surface decoration .