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Rising Stars 2024

16 March to 27 April 2024

Rising Stars 2024

Rising Stars is a curated national platform that fosters and champions early career makers. Rising Stars offers the makers a first step into the professional exhibitions. It offers an exciting opportunity for collectors who wish to support and acquire work by future stars.

The programme will consist of the Rising Stars exhibition, a catalogue, and early career maker business skills events relevant to the marketplace.

Following a popular open call with 165 applications, we are delighted to announce that the makers selected for the Rising Stars 2024 are:

Barbara Sulzberger - Ceramics
Caitlin Murphy - Jewellery
Carolina De Jesus - Textiles
Charlotte Smith - Jewellery
Choi Chi Wing - Ceramics
Hanyi Feng - Metal
Jess Skelton - Ceramics
Laura Gibbs - Ceramics
Libby Daniels - Ceramics
Ling Yin Shum - Jewellery
Lucy Pearl Petts - Jewellery
Masuma Rahim - Wood
Molly Rigby - Jewellery
Monica Findlay - Metal
Olivia Barber - Ceramics
Philip Gay - Wood
Rachael Plassard - Jewellery
Richard Parr - Wood
Samuel Cheeseman - Wood
Sandra Junele - Textiles
Sarah Louise McQuarrie - Jewellery
Sarah White - Textiles
Simone Brown - Ceramics
Sophie Wootton - Ceramics
Suluk Khalvati - Jewellery
Taylor Shaw - Ceramics
Youyou Wang - Ceramics.

We recognise there is a lack of representation from Black, Asian, and ethnically diverse backgrounds, LGBTQIA+ makers and makers who identify as having a visible or non-visible disability in the Southast region. To address this imbalance, 52% of Rising Stars makers are from one of the underrepresented groups, making it a great and diverse showcase of early career talent.

The shortlisted makers were selected by a panel of judges; Dan Goode (Making Goode), Dr Outi Remes (New Ashgate Gallery), Sharon Ting (University for the Creative Arts, Textiles).

On 15 March, one of the makers will receive a professional development award of £1,000 and a solo exhibition in 2025. The winner will be selected by Debra Allman (University for the Creative Arts), Dr Outi Remes and Dan Goode.

Rising Stars 2024 is organised by New Ashgate Gallery in partnership with the University for the Creative Arts and Dan Goode of Making Goode. It is supported by The Radcliffe Trust and Billmeir Charitable Trust.



Caitlin Murphy


Ring - 'Respect the Dancefloor'

Molly Rigby


Suffolk Oak Burr

Masuma Rahim


Maritime Dereliction

Jess Skelton


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