Four professional artists from South West Scotland and the North of England are bringing their work together in an exhibition entitled ‘Material Worlds’ at The Exhibit ‘A’ Gallery, The Old Courthouse, Shap.
Jennie Ashmore uses pressed leaves and flowers to create designs that celebrate the beauty and vibrancy of the natural world but also draw attention to its vulnerability. Jennie is running a workshop on Saturday 13th April, places are limited and must be pre-booked.
Ceramicist, Sue Dunne, makes hand-built and press moulded pieces in white earthenware which she then colours with velvet under-glaze colours. She uses plant material from her own garden and the countryside beyond for inspiration.
Rachel Phillimore uses a wide variety of materials and the traditional technique of hooky and proddy to make wall hangings and rugs. She draws her ideas from the North Pennines landscape with its ever changing light.
Suzanne Stuart Davies, now residing in Shap, takes landscape as the source of ideas for her work. The ‘journey books’ she creates bring together experiences, thoughts, photographs, studies and notes which inform her artwork. Her new mixed media work reflects her personal preoccupations with colour and surface, pattern and texture.