cambridge contemporary crafts

Caroline Parrott

Autumn Colours Exhibition 23rd September – 11th October 2017

Exhibition, Glass, jewellery, Textile, Enamel, CeramicsCambridge Contemporary CraftsComment

Our upcoming show will be focusing on Autumn Colours, with work by Caroline Parrott, Helen Chatterton, Janine Partington, Freddie Crossley, Eddy Crick and many more.

Janine Partington combines the traditional craft of enamelling with fresh, clean, contemporary design using intricate hand-cut stencils. Janine’s work is heavily inspired by the trees, flowers, seed heads and birds in the natural landscape surrounding her. Janine’s gorgeous rust-coloured pieces are perfect for this season and they shimmer beautifully in the autumn sun.

Caroline Parrott is a Dorset-based artist who works in anodised aluminium. Caroline hand prints the aluminium with her own unique designs. She then dyes and paints it to create a vibrant range of jewellery, home accents and sculpture. We will have a lot of fun arranging her popular animal sculptures into a forest-themed display for our autumn exhibition.

 
 

Also on display will be a beautiful collection of silk scarves by textile designer Helen Chatterton. Helen’s silk twill scarves have a lovely fluid feel. Colour is the main inspiration for Helen’s work. Her latest London map scarf features more intense hues, combining a deep-red street pattern with parks in emerald green and a turquoise Thames.

Freddie Crossley is a ceramicist whose work seeks a deep-rooted connection to the past and future of our landscape. Working in the South Downs, his motifs speak of grassy earth and windswept sea and stone, counterbalanced by refined form and sculptural presence.  The pieces on display are individually wheel-thrown, one off pieces which are suitable for domestic use.

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Meanwhile, hanging in our window are some beautiful British birds made by stained glass artist Eddy Crick.  He learned his skills at night school after an injury left him unable to pursue his career as a classical guitarist. He finds the most rewarding subjects are inspired by nature and pushes the techniques of his art close to its limits in the endeavour for accuracy. British wild birds are his forte and are all to scale and as accurate as he can achieve.

 

 

This free exhibition runs from 23rd September – 11th October 2017. We are open Monday to Saturday from 10am to 5.30pm and Sunday from 11am to 5pm.

Caroline Parrott Exhibition 27th August – 21st September

Exhibition, WorkshopsCambridge Contemporary CraftsComment

cambridge contemporary crafts’s featured artists during September is Caroline Parrott. Caroline is an established artist in the gallery, who has created a lovely new range of colourful jewellery especially for the exhibition.

 
 

Caroline Parrott is a Dorset-based artist who works in anodised aluminium. Caroline hand prints the aluminium with her own unique designs. She then dyes it using industrial dyes and powder paints to vibrant effect to create a range of jewellery, home and garden accents and sculpture. She is the featured artist for our next exhibition, which runs from 27th August until 21st September.

             

 

 

 

 

 

On Thursday 8th and Saturday 10th September Caroline will be coming to our gallery for a jewellery making workshops using colourful aluminium. She will demonstrate the process of printing and dyeing aluminium, as well as how to cut shapes, file and finish the metal and form it in to shapes. Participants will be given a choice to create a small range of jewellery, including pendants, earrings and bangles. The workshop will be suitable for both beginners and those with some knowledge of jewellery making and everyone will have completed 3 to 4 pieces by the end of the evening.

Click here for more details and to book a place.

This free exhibition runs from 27th August – 21st September 2016. We are open Monday to Saturday from 10am to 5.30pm and Sunday from 11am to 5pm. 

 

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