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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.

Observers Scattered (Unframed Tapestry)

Jeni Ross

£2,240.00

Blue tree with Sun and Moons (framed woven tapestry)

Jeni Ross

£2,400.00

Where Are We From (framed woven tapestry)

Jeni Ross

£2,200.00

Bowl

Isobel Higley

£25.00

Brown Bread Toast

Isobel Higley

£19.00

Eye Mug - Gold Lustre

Isobel Higley

£28.00

Happy Tea Plate

Isobel Higley

£25.00

Happy Tea Plate

Isobel Higley

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Bramble Vase

Alison Proctor

£40.00

Fern Vase

Alison Proctor

£35.00

Horse Chestnut Leaf vase

Alison Proctor

£45.00

Oak Leaf vase

Alison Proctor

£45.00

Pine Sprigs Leaf vase

Alison Proctor

£45.00

Large Steambent Trug

Jane Crisp

£245.00

Medium Steambent Trug (Ash and Copper)

Jane Crisp

£210.00

Large Steambent Trug (Ash, Brass and Copper)

Jane Crisp

£295.00

Large Steambent Trug (Ash and Copper)

Jane Crisp

£245.00

Alpacas 13/50

Hilke MacIntyre

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Big Moon 27/35 UnFr

Hilke MacIntyre

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Boats at Christmas 17/50 Fr

Hilke MacIntyre

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Christmas Biscuits 2/50

Hilke MacIntyre

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Christmas Shopping

Hilke MacIntyre

£60.00

Country Road 3/50

Hilke MacIntyre

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Feeding the Chickens 22/35 UnFr

Hilke MacIntyre

£80.00

Woman Dreaming 23/50 Fr

Hilke MacIntyre

£110.00

shepherd with dog 34/50

Hilke MacIntyre

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'Classic Squares' Cushion - Yellow Ochre

Madeleine Jude

£95.00

'Coverlet' Throw - Dark Apple

Madeleine Jude

£230.00

'Coverlet' Throw - Lichen Grey

Madeleine Jude

£230.00

'Coverlet' Throw - Mid Blue with Green Blanket Stitch

Madeleine Jude

£230.00

'Coverlet' Throw - Yellow Ochre

Madeleine Jude

£230.00

'Dukagang' Throw - Burnt Sienna

Madeleine Jude

£185.00

'Lineal' Throw - Ochre and Grey

Madeleine Jude

£275.00

'Monksbelt' Cushion

Madeleine Jude

£135.00

'Monksbelt' Cushion

Madeleine Jude

£110.00

'Monksbelt' Throw

Madeleine Jude

£300.00

'River Deep' Cushion - Blue

Madeleine Jude

£85.00

'River Deep' Cushion - Green

Madeleine Jude

£85.00

Hyde Park

Ekta Kaul

£350.00

Kew Gardens

Ekta Kaul

£350.00

The Regent's Park, framed watercolour

Ekta Kaul

£290.00

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

Medium Lemon Yellow Bowl

Alice Funge

£60.00

Small Chocolate Brown Bowl

Alice Funge

£45.00

Small Lemon Yellow Bowl

Alice Funge

£45.00

Cushion - Persian (Barracuda/Mushroom/Ember)

Judith Watson

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

Judith Watson

£72.00

Cushion - Persian (Persian/Capsian)

Judith Watson

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Cushion - Persian (Niagara/Gulfstream)

Judith Watson

£72.00

Cushion - Persian (Elderberry/Watercress)

Judith Watson

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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

LUMA Tealight Holder, Birch

Surrey Woodsmiths

£15.00

Walnut Tealight (£25)

Surrey Woodsmiths

£225.00

Oak Tealight (£25)

Surrey Woodsmiths

£250.00

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