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.
Coming from Slovakia, a country of incredible cultural heritage, Silvia believes that tradition is a vital element of our cultural and social history.
Silvia finds fascination within old relics that transport to a different time and place. Her collection is inspired by an ethnographical study of historic peasant artefacts. She is captivated by simple beauty of agrarian vessels used mainly for gathering and storing harvest. The decoration is inspired by patterns left behind in the landscape, harvested fields and wooden houses beautifully decorated by graphic motifs. The selected palette derives from colours predominantly seen on peasant ceramic vessels.
Silvia's range varies from large vessels that are made by press molding, to smaller thrown pieces. A significant part of Silvia's work is the leather and wooden handle.
New Ashgate Gallery
Waggon Yard, Farnham GU9 7PS