New Ashgate Gallery champions the best of contemporary art and craft providing an unparalleled resource in Farnham, Surrey and beyond

Shopping cart0 itemsCheckout


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.

Rachael Plassard

Earrings - Faded

Sterling silver & 24ct gold foil

Ref: 130250

2 x 2 x 1 cms


Own Art

Spread the cost of buying with a 0% loan. This piece can be yours for just 10 x £16.00 a month over ten months.

Just add to your basket, fill in your details and choose "Send Order" instead of "Proceed to Payment" and we will be in touch to arrange the details.

Rachael Plassard

Rachael Plassard was introduced to jewellery making from an early age, as she followed in the footsteps of her mother and grandmother who are both studio jewellers. When she was young, her grandmother would entertain her by giving her a bag of mixed sequins and an old paint pallet, and she would sit for hours sorting the sequins by colour and shape, arranging them into different patterns.

Having explored many different creative paths including music, art and dance, she found herself spending more and more time creating jewellery, especially working on bespoke pieces for herself and friends, often developing interesting and unusual ideas for dramatic statement pieces. Immersing herself for an intense week on a course at West Dean College she realised that designing and making was a passion she was ready to put all her energy into. She then spent the following two years training with her mother in her workshop and doing short courses at Central st Martins and Morley college, helping to further develop her design skills and introduce her to a wide range of techniques.

Rachael now works from her London studio where she creates each piece using traditional craftsmanship, focussing on producing simple and delicate repeated designs, as well as graceful bespoke pieces. Her current collection consists of a series of decorative pieces of jewellery inspired by the spiral, a shape with strong feminine associations and one that is found in so many areas from natural growth patterns to architectural detail. These designs are made by forging wire from silver to create delicate spirals in sections which are then cast, manipulated and made into a collection of pieces which are beautiful to the eye and timeless in style.

New Ashgate Gallery
Waggon Yard, Farnham GU9 7PS

Telephone: 01252 713208
Charity: 274326
Company: 1324906
VAT registration: 413979331

Art NPO of the Year 2023 - South England Prestige Awards
  • Farnham Craft Town
  • New Ashgate Gallery