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Present Maker

9 artists and mak­ers from the South Hams Arts Forum present an exhi­bi­tion of unique hand­made crafts and gift ideas in the run up to Christmas

29/11/22 – 18/12/22
Opening Times
Sunday, 11:00 – 15:00
Mon–Sat, 10:00 – 16:00
Textile artist Sheila Kettle embraces the Christmas mood with decorations, trees and needle-felted pouch bags, alongside her richly felted and woven landscapes and seascapes made with hand-dyed textured threads, fleece and waste from the silk industry.
Printmaker Emma Cook has produced a range of exquisite Christmas-themed collagraph miniatures, each embellished with tiny beads and metallic threads and presented in small, decorative frames.
Silversmith Charlotte Dalrymple-Hay’s classic jewellery designs often include lightly hammered surfaces and semi-precious stones, inspired by elements of the natural environment.
Richard Bent describes himself as a self-taught blacksmith, combining engineering and creativity in commissions that have included gates, stairs and bridges, and small decorative items such as mice.
Rebecca White combines her background in printmaking with her love of natural fabrics, printing onto linens, silks, fine cottons and velvets, and adding texture and colour with free motion embroidery and applique to produce items that are both beautiful and functional.
Kim Watkins machine-stitches recycled papers and materials to create images with a nostalgic or quirky feel, a technique which can offer a meaningful way of preserving mementoes when working to commission.
Ceramicist Susan Luker builds pots by hand using slabs of white grogged clay, its flat platform providing a canvas to paint on with clay slips and engobes, and a variety of lichen glazes in multiple layers and firings.
Sue Carr uses throwing, sculpting and slab rolling techniques in her porcelain ceramic wall and table pieces, which she decorates with colourful glazes developed over 38 years of her own glaze technology.
Watercolourist Eleanor King’s recent studies are of local seabirds, and she enjoys “capturing those arresting moments when a beautiful sky or illuminated landscape stops you in your tracks”.
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