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Rising Stars 2020 (extended)

7 March to 13 June 2020

Rising Stars 2020 (extended)

Rising Stars is a platform for some of the most exciting new crafts by emerging makers in crafts, design and applied arts. This curated, selling exhibition will be showcased at the New Ashgate Gallery and also include a programme of makers' professional development events and a £500 prize. The participants are graduating students, recent graduates or at a pivotal moment in their early career due to changed circumstances.

Many of the graduating makers are at cross roads: they have a full portfolio of fabulous ideas, but are yet to establish their business skills and a network of collectors. Rising Stars offers just the right platform, and for many, it is a starting point for an exceptional career. Rising Stars is an opportunity for both makers as well as art collectors who wish to support and collect work by future stars.

Following an open call with 97 applications, 26 makers of exceptional talent were selected by a panel of craft experts, Dr Outi Remes (New Ashgate Gallery), Sharon Ting (University for the Creative Arts) and Debra Allman (UCA). They are Darren Ball, Sandy Buchanan, Niamh Duddy, Jack Durling, Fran Fell, Beth Gates, Rhiannon Gwyn, Faye Hall, Abeer Kayani, Joshua Kerley, Antigone Lentzos, Rebecca Oldfield, Archana Pathak, Rebecca Perry, Laura Plant, Irina Prolygina, Jane Sarre, Jane Sedgwick, Ralph Shuttleworth, Hannah Staber, Olivia Taylor, Hermione Thomson, Nikole Tursi, Claire Walton and Katie Watson.

Rising Stars is organised by the New Ashgate Gallery and supported by the Billmeir Charitable Trust. We work in partnership with the University for the Creative Arts, Farnham.

Katie Watson - Puffin Brooch, KW01, silver

Katie Watson

Puffin Brooch, KW01, silver

Ref: 104886

£260.00

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Katie Watson

Katie's work is an interpretation of nature's beauty. Her making process starts with a walk, and from this she draws and considers anything which captures her imagination. These drawings are directly translated into metal using the technique of chasing and repousse. This allows her to create every desired detail and produce a wonderland of nature in a unique piece of silverware or jewellery. She hopes to capture the feeling of being in nature and the outdoors and so bring the outdoors in.

Katie is based in South Oxfordshire.

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