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Rising Stars 2021

13 March to 22 April 2021

Rising Stars 2021

Rising Stars is a curated, national platform to foster and champion new talent, early career makers, students and graduates from BA and MA crafts, design and applied arts programmes across the UK. Rising Stars offers new makers a first step into the market place, through a curated, selling exhibition. It is also an exciting collector opportunity for those wishing to support and collect work by future stars.

The programme will consist of the Rising Stars exhibition that enables new makers to access the market place and collectors; professional development including knowledge transfer on topics such as pricing guidance, advice on marketing and how to gain and manage new connections, and a catalogue to act as a promotional tool for the selected makers. The 2021 focus will be on supporting new makers in the post COVID-19 market place.

Following an open call, 20 makers of exceptional talent were selected from nearly 100 applicants. They are Deborah Beck, Alice Burnhope, Alessandra Centorbi, Hari Gordon, Jo Harrison-Hall, Katie Iacovou, Qiang Li, Janet Lines, Chloe McCarrick, Jayden Newman, Mark Newman, Marged Owain, Porter + Trundle, Laura Quinn, Irene Roca Moracia, Bronte Simpson-Little, Sydney Alts, Paul Wheeler, Jean White and Jessie White.

The makers were selected by a panel of judges; Dan Goode (Making Goode), Dr Outi Remes (New Ashgate Gallery), Sharon Ting (University for the Creative Arts, Textiles) and Debra Allman (UCA, Jewellery, Ceramics & Glass).

One of the makers will be presented a professional development award of £500 and a solo exhibition at New Ashgate in 2022.

Rising Stars 2021 is organised by New Ashgate Gallery in partnership with the University for the Creative Arts and Dan Goode of Making Goode. It is supported by Billmeir Charitable Trust.

Buy the catalogue at: catalogue

Niamh Duddy, Winner of Rising Stars Award 2020: Niamh Duddy
Mitch Pilkington, Winner of Rising Stars Award 2019: Mitch Pilkington

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Hari Gordon

Ripple Table and Stools

Oak, mahogany, yew & walnut

Ref: 108539

£2,600.00

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Hari Gordon

Hari's practice explores textures, forms and colours in wood inspired by the outdoors. Through interpretations of rocks in their many different forms, Hari has developed a range of sculptural and functional interiors where people can have a tangible experience with the natural world through handmade objects that resemble elements of nature. The unique designs aim to celebrate the origin and essence of the rocky landscapes he is inspired by.

In 2018/19 Hari spent the best part of a year immersed in landscapes in Europe, Africa and Asia. His interactions with nature during this time reminded him how young we are in comparison to the world around us. Living out of a rucksack and camping in caves, on rocks and by rivers he started to look more closely at his craggy neighbours. Whether it be rocks eroded by glacial waters, boulders that were curiously stacked on top of one another, or fluorescent landscapes born out of geysers erupting from the ground, their forms had a profound effect on Hari.

All work presented is made from offcuts of British hardwoods thanks to the furniture company Benchmark. This finds a use for otherwise wasted timber and helps him carve out a narrative for the things he makes.

Hari is based in Cornwall.

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