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Summer Craft Collection 2023: Art and Craft with Local Heart

22 April to 19 August 2023

Summer Craft Collection 2023: Art and Craft with Local Heart

The Summer Craft Collection presents a curated range of unique, local and nationally renowned craft. Treat yourself to something new for 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 to present a new collection of:

Ceramics by: Jack Allum, Richard Baxter, Linda Bloomfield, Jaeeun Kim Ceramics, Peter Hayes, Bekky May, Joanna Osbourne, Laura Plant, Gilly Whittington and Zeba Contemporary Ceramics.

Jewellery by: Karolina Baines, Jessica Briggs and Emma Leonard.

Glass by: Liz Huppert and Elizabeth Welch.

Paper composite by Gow Tanaka.

Textiles by: Mhairi Allan and Fiona McIntosh.

Woodwork by: Kevin Stamper and many more...

Bekky May

Wall Plant Pod - Spider Plant (1)

Porcelain ceramics & oak

Ref: 124398

30 x 22 x 8 cms


Own Art

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Bekky May

2018 MA Ceramics, University of Brighton
2010 BA (Hons) Art and Design - Ceramics, University of Brighton

Bekky designs and creates wall-based installations. She works with ceramics using the slip casting technique to create one-off contemporary sculptures, pushing the boundaries of materiality to fit a new approach to her creative practice.

Her process begins with a lump of smooth clay, carving it into a form to create a model. From this form, she creates a two-piece plaster mould - making multiple moulds allows her to produce collections of casts, building sequences of many small parts. She has developed a palette of botanical colour tones using stains, which she mixes into porcelain slip and fires to a high temperature to ensure strength and durability.

She is influenced by the Biophilia Effect, which is our intrinsic connection with the natural world. This addresses her innate need for nature and wilderness. Aiming to bring the soothing spirit of nature into manmade spaces, her work aspires to emphasise how sculptural contemporary ceramics can, and should be, integrated more thoughtfully into public and private spaces.

Bekky is based in Rye.

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Art NPO of the Year 2023 - South England Prestige Awards
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