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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.

Alison Dupernex

Scarf - Waves Forest Green


Ref: 131265


Alison Dupernex

Alison Dupernex has a passion for colour. She is particularly influenced by the artist Bridget Riley for her effervescent colour combinations, and by Sean Scully for his subtle blending.

Alison takes a group of colours such as green, chilli, marine, ochre and aqua, and finds that they change their identity depending on juxtaposition. The changing conditions of light when clothing is worn affects the colours, while flashes of white and black allows colours to breathe and amplify. Using earth colours such as maroon, grey or beige increases density, while placing them next to different colours can emphasise, modify or even reverse that density. Stripes are simple forms that act as a vehicle that allows colours to flow, pulsate, shimmer or quietly blend.

As each piece is made it is assessed constantly and colours put in and taken out until it 'works'. Red may seem to be just red, but in reality it is so much more. The perception of colour and its essence is not only an objective experience but also a subjective one, which can trigger emotion, partiality, memories or other deeply-rooted sensations. When someone chooses to wear a piece of clothing it can reflect a mood or instigate a change.

The silk Alison uses is dyed in Italy to create the correct shade. Scottish cashmere is added and gently felted to enhance pattern and texture.

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