New Ashgate Gallery champions the best of contemporary art and craft providing an unparalleled resource in Farnham, Surrey and beyond
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The Spring Craft Collection presents a range of unique, local craft that you won't find anywhere else. Treat yourself to something new for your home or buy gifts for your loved ones. Pop in, browse and shop away from the crowds. You'll be supporting a local gallery and small creative artist businesses if you do, as well as finding something special.
We are delighted present a new collection of ceramics by Rowena Gilbert, Ashley Howard, Alison Proctor and Bryony Rich and new jewellery by Christina Hirst, Emma Leonard and Rachael Plassard and many more.
Richard Baxter has been a professional potter since 1981, when he graduated with a First in 3-D Design (Ceramics) from Loughborough College of Art and Design.
Richard's tutors included David Scott, current Head of Ceramics at Loughborough, and Martin Smith, now Professor of Ceramics at the Royal College of Art.
Richard worked in terracotta as a student, emphasising the effects that stretching, compressing, cutting, pushing and joining have on the material. Pots were heavily thrown with minimal slip-trailing and glazing of insides and were nominally functional. Main influences were traditional English and Japanese country pottery.