Saturday 11th November to Saturday 31st December 2016*
*See below for opening times and occasional closures. Admission free.
There is still chance to see antique sofas, ceramics that mimic fabric, hand-forged candlesticks and light shades decorated with papercut silhouettes at Fisherton Mill this winter. The gallery is hosting an exhibition of contemporary art and craft designed to solve every seasonal shopping need, including gifts for friends and family as well as treasures for the home, so you can give your house a mini make-over in time for the Christmas festivities.
The exhibition features work by a range of ceramicists including Emily Patricia Wiles, the name behind Knit Me A Stitch Ceramics. Her intriguing vases look like softly crumpled canvas bags from a distance, but are in fact beautifully made from moulded clay and would certainly make for a Christmas present with a difference. Other creamics include Ruta Bartkeviciute’s brightly coloured tableware and picture frames, and David Chilton’s quirky figures with their elaborate head dresses made out of twigs and flowers, while any ceramics fan would be delighted to have a Christmas present made by James Erin Ranson, a runner-up in the BBC TV show, The Great Pottery Throwdown.
Other exhibits perfect for putting under the Christmas tree are Alissa Valdenassi’s elegant handbags, hand-made from tweeds, linens and reclaimed fabrics and finished off with stylish wooden detailing and Pixalum’s range of aluminium artwork. This includes chunky bangles worked with attractive patterns, pendants decorated with swirls of colour as well as a group of eye-catching wall and desk clocks worked with striking abstract designs.