cambridge contemporary crafts

Colour Exhibition 11th June – 30th June

Cambridge Contemporary CraftsComment

At cambridge contemporary crafts, we are diving into summer with a serious splash of colour. For our June exhibition we have selected a number of artists working across different media for whom colour is a central part of their work.

Karen Atherley creates decorative tableware that is both practical and beautiful to look at. Her pieces are decorated with eye-catching vivid colours and curvy figurative nudes inspired by Greek antiquity. Karen uses bright ceramic slips painted onto white earthenware with transparent glaze to give a lustrous finish.

Rachel Foxwell’s handbuilt earthenware vessels have simple cylindrical forms, but display a particularly intricate use of colour. Whilst the vessel’s exterior has subtle graduations of pastel hues, the interior is marked by a singular bold colour. Colour creates both harmony and contrast within the same piece.

Karen Atherley

Two Vases


Silver Aqua Heart

Rachel Foxwell

Rainbow Vessels

Also on display are some bright and cheerful prints by Mr. PS, ready to be popped into a frame and liven up your living space. The colourful prints feature bold graphics and line drawings. Screen printed and finished by hand, they all have a touch of personal charm.

For glass artist Anna French, colour is not only essential, it is primary. Anna always decides on a colour scheme first and then on the shape. She rhythmically builds up her design in layers of one colour at a time.

Ima Pico creates beautiful luxurious silk scarves with bright colours and original designs inspired by her travels around the world. The designs for the scarves have been created from photographs of graffiti and publicity found in the streets of Indian and European cities.

Jeweller Karen McMillan makes bold colourful resin and acrylic earrings, necklaces, bangles and cufflinks. Karen enjoys using resin as a material as colour and pattern are very important aspects in her work. Her designs are inspired by linear shapes found in nature and she has a love of Japanese patterns.

Karen McMillan

Green Fern Studs

Anna French

Two Glass Dishes

Ima Pico

Skinny Graffiti Scarf


This free exhibition runs from 11th June – 30th June 2016. We are open Monday to Saturday from 10am to 6pm and Sunday from 11am to 5pm. Come and have a look!