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.
Since leaving college in 1998 Justine has been working solely with hand built porcelain - creating semi functional pieces. Her work addresses the boundaries between function and decoration; she look at objects that are used on a daily basis for example the form of a jug, and creates pieces that move away from function and are more concerned with the aesthetic and the visual.
Justine's work is very much concerned with the simplicity and beauty of the clay and incorporating pattern and texture as well as glaze and coloured porcelain to create subtle, unique variations. Thinness and movement are very important in each piece.
She is also fascinated by the transforming effect of light on the physical properties of porcelain. When a simple object is illuminated from within, subtle details become apparent and an is created that transcends the object's mere functionality.
Justine grew up, worked and lived in a busy part of London, and her work reflected that, drawing inspiration from city life, (buildings, streets, windows, sounds). Now that she has moved to rural Wales she is encountering a different range of stimuli and exciting new chapters of exploration are opening up every day..
New Ashgate Gallery
Waggon Yard, Farnham GU9 7PS