The second part of Rising Stars 2014 has now opened at the Milton Keynes Arts Centre until May 31st. 2014. You can just see my ribbons peeking out on the left hand side. More information on www.miltonkeynesartscentre.org/rising-stars/
Five of my ribbons were recently chosen to take part in a touring contemporary craft exhibition called Rising Stars. The exhibition is currently on at the New Ashgate Gallery in Farnham before then moving on to Milton Keynes and finally Bury St Edmunds later in the year.
I went to the private view last week which was great - so super busy and packed with people. There is roughly 34 different people's work in the exhibition ranging from ceramics to jewellery to lighting and all of it has been produced to such a high standard. I'm thrilled with how my ribbons have been displayed (see picture!), many thanks to the gallery for showing them off beautifully.
A couple of works really caught my eye, particularly silversmith Juliette Bigley's beautiful 'Conversational Vessels' and 'Split Bowls' collections which are simple in design but totally stunning. Image from www.juliettebigley.com
Sevek Zargarian's fabulous collection of 'Grogged Vessels' are formed by incorporating fired coloured ceramic pieces into each vessel. Image from www.sevakzargarian.com
Beth Lewis Williams collection of porcelain lights have been formed by using the traditional technique of lithopanes combined with contemporary 3D printing technology. The lights look great, especially when the three different designs are hung together. Image from www.arts.ac.uk
The exhibition runs at the New Ashgate Gallery until April 19th , before moving to The Milton Keynes Arts Centre (26 April-31st May) and then onto Smiths Row, Bury St.Edmunds (7th June-12th July).http://www.newashgate.org.uk/whats-on/458/rising-stars-2014