cambridge contemporary crafts

Landscape themed exhibition 7th October – 3rd November

Cambridge Contemporary CraftsComment

We currently have a landscape-themed exhibition with work by a wide range of artists who are bound by their fascination with their natural surroundings.

We will have a lovely selection of ceramics including work by Neil Tregear, Sarah Nicol, Karen Howarth, and Rob Bibby. Situated on the rugged south coast of the Isle of Wight, Neil Tregear produces an exquisite range of hand thrown stoneware pottery inspired by the beauty of the surrounding landscape. Working from a studio overlooking the beautiful Malvern Hills in Worcestershire, Sarah Nicol creates hand-painted functional ceramics which are influenced by the meadows, trees and blossoms around her. Fellow ceramicist Rob Bibby designs colourful majolica pottery decorated with lively images of fauna and flora.

Also on display will be glass artist Colette Halstead’s leaf and landscape series, in which she uses leaves gathered from different locations in the picturesque county of Lancashire. Enamel artist Janine Partington fuses glass on to metal using intricate hand-cut designs which are also inspired by the trees, flowers and seed heads around her.

Like many other artists in this exhibition, print artist Emma Tudor-Bloch draws inspiration from the landscapes she visits. She has recently designed a selection of screen prints featuring mountain-scapes, forest and lakes. Devi Singh’s hand coloured etchings similarly celebrate the beauty of nature. Devi’s work emanates from forms and patterns found in nature close to her home, especially the ever changing North Sea and the beautiful Suffolk countryside. Fuelled by her love of nature, paper cut artist Sarah Dennis creates wonderfully intricate paper-cuts, often encompassing an entire world, from the marine mammals to the mountains to the birds in the sky.