Portal

I was delighted to be selected (at New Designers) for Portal – an exhibition of new graduate work in the applied arts.  The exhibition highlights how contemporary craft can emphasise the sumptuous materiality of objects.  It is also very noticeable how much thought the artist/makers have put into the presentation of their work.  There is an inspiring mix of textiles, ceramics, metal work, wood carving and jewelry; the photos below give a flavour of the exhibition.

If you are in South Wales, Portal is showing at Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre, Cwmbran, until 9th November, then the exhibition travels on to Oriel Davies in mid Wales from 16th November until 22nd January 2014.

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Penny Wheeler’s ‘Border’ and smaller, framed works in Portal at Llantarnam Grange

Penny Wheeler’s ‘Border’ and smaller, framed works in Portal at Llantarnam Grange

Portal at Llantarnam Grange with Danielle Davies' saddle in the foreground

Portal at Llantarnam Grange with Danielle Davies’ saddle in the foreground

Katie Owen's contemporary jewellery inspired by abandoned industrial structures.  Her pieces involve multiple, interchangeable parts.

Katie Owen’s contemporary jewellery inspired by abandoned industrial structures. Her pieces involve multiple, interchangeable parts.

The second room in the Portal exhibition with Anne Blades' wood sculpture/print blocks in the foreground.

The second room in the Portal exhibition with Anne Blades’ wood sculpture/print blocks in the foreground.

Anne Blades' monoprints from the sculptural wood blocks above.

Anne Blades’ monoprints from the sculptural wood blocks above.

Harriet King's ceramics

Harriet King’s ceramics

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