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Summer Craft Collection 2024

4 May to 31 August 2024

Summer Craft Collection 2024

The Summer Craft Collection is a celebration of unique, locally crafted treasures and nationally renowned gems. Whether you're looking to refresh your home or find the perfect gift for a loved one, our curated selection promises to delight.

New ceramics by: Olivia Barber, Lucy Burley, Lucy Blackley, Libby Daniels, Ken Eardley, Catherine Lucktaylor, Caroline Nuttall-Smith, Tiffany Scull, Chrissy Silver, Youyou Wang and Sophie Wootton.

New jewellery by: Leoma Drew, Helen Rankin, Cathy Newell-Price, Laura Ngyou, Rachael Plassard and Charlotte Smith.

New textiles by: Alison Dupernex and Alison White.

New glass by: Jessica Stroud, Samantha Yates and Helen Restorick.

And many more...

Not only are you acquiring beautiful pieces but you are supporting a local charity, the New Ashgate Gallery, and small creative businesses. Your purchase makes a difference! Free delivery is available from £50.

Sophie Wootton

Dinner Plate - Blush

White stoneware

Ref: 130237

2 x 26 cms


Sophie Wootton

Sophie is a designer maker who recently graduated from Design Crafts at De Montfort University. She throws all her pieces on the pottery wheel because she loves the immediate response that her actions have on the clay. She is fascinated by the personal connection between the maker and the material. Throwing on the wheel has allowed her to appreciate craftsmanship and has given her an eye for fine detail.

Sophie has been inspired by the idea of 'leaving your mark' after finding a series of her late grandmother's paintings. The connection she felt is one she has tried to replicate by leaving her mark as the maker in her work, whether it is hypothetically or physically. She has also developed all her own glazes in this collection, which were influenced by the colours used in her grandmother's paintings.

The current collection of tableware has been thoughtfully curated to bring people together and to create memorable shared experiences. Distortions within the pieces act as a reminder of the maker's hand and provide a connection between the maker and the user as well as being designed to provide comfort when passing around and sharing food.

New Ashgate Gallery
Waggon Yard, Farnham GU9 7PS

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