New Ashgate Gallery champions the best of contemporary art and craft providing an unparalleled resource in Farnham, Surrey and beyond
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Our specially selected collection of ceramics, jewellery and textiles: all items are beautifully hand-crafted by some of the UK's most talented designer-makers: they are perfect pieces for any home or to give as beautiful gifts if you can bear to part with them!
The makers include: Justine Allison, Sandy Buchanan, Theo Brooks, Holly Burton, Samantha English, Fran Fell, Beth Gates, Jaroslav Hrustalenko, Justine Jenner, Silvia K, Katherine Kingdon, Bérangère Noyau, Sarah Packington, Rebecca Perry, Mitch Pilkington, Alison Proctor, Laura Plant, Miranda Peckitt, Jacqui Ramrayka, Tamar Rose, Tiffany Scull, Carolyn Tripp, Clare Underwood, Vezzini & Chen, Claire Walton and Danniella Wilde.
Justine Jenner has been making wheel thrown, contemporary table and domestic ware from her workshop in the South Downs National Park since 2013. Having completed an apprenticeship at Dartington Pottery, Devon, in 1997 she spent the next 2 years working for Julian Bellmont (formerly of Aldermaston Pottery) and then producing her own work in Rome using earthenware clay which she glazed in bright colours. After a 14 year hiatus bringing up a family, she resumed throwing pots in earthenware, re-establishing her skills, her love of form and simple use of colour.
We use ceramics every day to eat and drink from and it is these seemingly mundane objects that we form a vital connection with over time: the cup we always choose for our morning cup of tea, our favourite soup bowl, the gravy jug for the Sunday roast. The list is endless. I love to create pots that are beautiful to look at, sensual to hold and that function with ease and comfort.
During the past year, although continuing to make tableware, she has developed work that seeks to explore further the 'pot' as an aesthetic object, not simply with a functional end in mind. Pieces from this exploration are on display here. Since 2017 she has been teaching pottery, particularly throwing, at her workshop.
New Ashgate Gallery
Waggon Yard, Farnham GU9 7PS