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.
Sarah makes a range of simple shaped but highly textured functional porcelain that combine a love of clay, textiles and the domestic interior with wit and curiosity. An interest in clay and stitch were passed to her by her mother and likewise handmade textiles and precious ceramics are passed from generation to generation, many with a story attached or depicted on the surface.
Her work involves many processes from creating the textile textures, making plaster casts of the textures and designing paper pattern templates to construct textured porcelain slabs into vessels designed to be used. She stitches, upholsters and quilts textures from sumptuous silks and crewelwork to more humble patchworks and has recently developed 'drawing' with machine and hand embroidery. She takes the delicate nature of these textiles and makes them permanent in porcelain.