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Hygge: the art of intimacy and simple acts

9 November 2019 to 4 January 2020

Hygge: the art of intimacy and simple acts

Hygge is a Danish word used when acknowledging a feeling or moment as cosy, charming or special. It requires consciousness, a certain slowness, and the ability to not just be present - but recognise and enjoy the present. Hygge is about an art of creating intimacy. While there's no one English word to describe hygge, several can be used interchangeably to describe the concept such as cosiness, charm, happiness, contentment, security, familiarity, comfort, reassurance, kinship, and simplicity.

Our festive Hygge exhibition presents handcrafted work that helps us to survive the cold, dark and sameness of the winter time. These objects will celebrate, acknowledge and break up the mundane. With so many cold, dark, days, the simple act of a lighting a candle and enjoying a beautiful cup of coffee could make a huge difference to one's spirit.

Some of the highlights in the exhibition include Ekta Kaul's special embroidered Story Maps rooted in narrative, handwoven tapestry by Jeni Ross rich in colour, warm homewares from Judeworks, atmospheric lighting by Amy Cooper and Liz Scrine, beautifully crafted mini houses by Fiona Findley, delightful ceramics by Isobel Higley and ceramic sculpture by Alison Proctor, exploring the natural word in a series of tactile festive terracotta vases decorated with leaves and flora.

Bowl

Isobel Higley

£25.00

Eye Mug - Gold Lustre

Isobel Higley

£28.00

Happy Spoon

Isobel Higley

£12.00

Happy Spoon

Isobel Higley

£12.00

Happy Spoon

Isobel Higley

£12.00

Spirit

Isobel Higley

£45.00

Spirit

Isobel Higley

£45.00

Spirit

Isobel Higley

£45.00

Spirit

Isobel Higley

£45.00

Spirit with gold lustre

Isobel Higley

£45.00

Spirit with star

Isobel Higley

£40.00

Medium Steambent Trug (Ash and Copper)

Jane Crisp

£210.00

Large Steambent Trug (Ash and Copper)

Jane Crisp

£245.00

Starfish Cylinder, Porcelain

Amy Cooper

£110.00

Lesser SpotteedPoint, Porcelain

Amy Cooper

£97.00

Greater Spotted Pollen , Porcelain

Amy Cooper

Sold

Coral Ellipse, Porcelain

Amy Cooper

£97.00

Boats at Christmas 18/50 UnFr

Hilke MacIntyre

£60.00

Feeding the Chickens 22/35 UnFr

Hilke MacIntyre

£80.00

Lemon Yellow Utensil Holder

Alice Funge

£45.00

Medium Chocolate Brown Bowl

Alice Funge

£60.00

Medium Gingerbread Bowl

Alice Funge

£60.00

Medium Lemon Bowl

Alice Funge

£60.00

Small Chocolate Brown Bowl

Alice Funge

£45.00

Small Gingerbread Bowl

Alice Funge

£45.00

Small Lemon Yellow Bowl

Alice Funge

£45.00

Cushion - Persian (Persian/Piccalilly/Tempest/Ember)

Judith Watson

£72.00

Cushion - Persian (Niagara/Gulfstream)

Judith Watson

£72.00

Noir Coffee Caddie (Large)

Hugh Miller

£295.00

Oiled Coffee Caddie (Large)

Hugh Miller

£295.00

Noir Milk Whisk

Hugh Miller

£95.00

Oiled Coffee Stirrer

Hugh Miller

£60.00

Oiled Coffee Stirrer

Hugh Miller

£60.00

Walnut Tealight (£25)

Surrey Woodsmiths

£225.00

Oak Tealight (£25)

Surrey Woodsmiths

£250.00

New Ashgate Gallery
Waggon Yard
Farnham
Surrey GU9 7PS
United Kingdom

01252 713208
gallery@newashgate.org.uk

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