South West graduates feature in new exhibition: 'Get Fresh'
Exhibition: 'Get Fresh' - Emerging designer-makers from the South West
Runs: Saturday 12 January - Sunday 24 February
At: Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Riverside Mill, Bovey Tracey, Devon, TQ13 9AF
A group of the freshest and most exciting designer-makers are showcasing work in a new exhibition at the Devon Guild gallery. 'Get Fresh 2013' aims to highlight the creative energy coming out of the South West – from graduates to self-taught craftspeople beginning their careers. It is a chance to see innovations in print, furniture, textiles, glass, ceramics, enamel and jewellery.
Business Cards From Only £10.95 Delivered www.myprint-247.co.ukView details
Contact: 01858 468192
Valid until: Friday, May 31 2013
Experimentation features strongly as makers combine new technology with traditional methods and unusual ideas. Ian Revely, graduate of 3D design from Plymouth University is showing his beautifully moulded leather bowls - part of his developing interior design work. Other exhibitors hail from regional establishments teaching creative courses such as Bridgewater college and Falmouth. Paul Stopler makes beautiful kiln-formed vessels - resembling containers, but filled with solid glass. Bath Spa student Jo Taylor's rhythmic ceramic sculptures are influenced by architectural decoration such as plaster ceilings. Bristol based Alexander White considers himself both a designer and craftsman: his 'Monroe Chair' splays out in folds from a central axis created by a Computer Numerical Control machine. For these new makers it is a fantastic opportunity to exhibit professionally in a public gallery, sell work and expand their practice.
All working craftspeople in the South West can apply to be a Member of the Devon Guild. Their new Student Membership scheme offers opportunities, mentoring and advice about careers in craft.
Exhibitors: Sue Brown, Grace Coombes, Hannah Felicity Dunne, Tracey Falvey, Bethan Jones, Joshua Kerley, Emma Lavery, Sylvia Llecha, Rebekah Lockley, Stuart McFarlane, Jennifer Norris, Ian Reveley, Eliza Jayne, Simpson,Paul Stopler, Jo Taylor, Keith Varney, Sue Welham, Alexander White.
Image: Paul Stopler. Photo Ester Segarra
Launch event 11 Jan. 6-8pm.
FREE. Open daily 10am-5.30pm
Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Riverside Mill, Bovey Tracey, Devon TQ13 9AF
01626 832223 email@example.com www.crafts.org.uk