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As Noisy As Geese

As Noisy As Geese brings the tex­tiles of Clemen­cy Calkin and ceram­ics of Pas­cale Wil­son together.

16/12/22 – 21/12/22
Opening Times
Sun–Wed, 11:00 – 18:00
Thursday, Closed
Friday, 18:00 – 21:30
Saturday, 11:00 – 18:00
As Noisy As Geese brings the textiles of Clemency Calkin and ceramics of Pascale Wilson together, showcasing works from the artists’ ongoing projects “Belonging” and “We Are Vessels”.

The two mediums of cloth and clay are unified in finding ease and balance in their riotous use of colour and pattern, finding stillness within the chaos. It is not surprising that these projects were undertaken in 2021, deep in the turbulent period of the pandemic. The cathartic nature of slow craft enabled the artists to work through the multitude of emotions that arose, through dyeing cloth, hand-stitching, sculpting clay, and sgraffito carving. The process-led and labour intensive nature of these works encouraged the artists to cultivate trust in their abilities to produce artworks that tell a story. The result is a visual representation of a bewildering time; from the whirlwind of inner worlds, through the hands of two makers, to a place of comfort and insight.

Both artists were supported by the Arts Council England via their grant for Developing Your Creative Practice, enabling them to take risks, experimenting with new ideas and techniques.