Easter is fast approaching and we have got in a few lovely new things to celebrate it! Our newest ceramicist Amanda Mercer has sent us these sweet Easter ceramic gift tags, which could give a little Easter basket a pretty and creative touch. Amanda has also made some gorgeous new nests – this time filled with ceramic ‘Mini’ eggs! Just in case you are sick of all the chocolate….
And for real eggs we have really cool cosies! Black Rabbit, the makers behind our Lavender bods have created some lovely knitted Egg Cosies in quirky animal designs.
Our spring exhibition Far From The Madding Crowd opened on Saturday and looks great, see for yourself…
The exhibitions features new work from Pamela Knight, Rosie Scott Massie, John Degnan, Mary Farnell, Josie Beszant and Charlotte Morrison, a local ceramic artist who recently graduated with a degree in Applied Arts from The University of Cumbria. Charlotte works with Paper Clay, an extremely thin and delicate material made from watered down clay (‘Slip’) and synthetic fibre or pulped paper. Her latest work explores the history of the Leeds Pals – a battalion of soldiers from Yorkshire who trained near Masham. The paper clay structures are imprinted with photographs and information about the men who served in the Leeds Pals and their shape is inspired by used shell casings found at the training ground. Charlotte has only just started to exhibit her work so we are really pleased to have her beautiful pieces in the gallery!
Far from the Madding Crowd runs until April 16th, so make sure you pop in and see us before then. Also, don’t forget to check out our Make-At-Home blog, which features a look into the work of English street – artist Slinkachu this month.
One more thing…The Gallery is having a little make over this month Josie finally decided to retire our wooden shelving (some of which has been with us since the start!) and replace it with sleek new metal display shelves, which I think you’ll agree look fantastic!
We also are pleased to announce that The Gallery is once again offering a bespoke framing service – come in and check out our mouldings!
Have a great Easter!