Vibrant selling exhibition on at Honiton gallery

PUBLISHED: 15:49 11 October 2016 | UPDATED: 15:54 11 October 2016

Some of the wares on offer at this year's exhibition.

Some of the wares on offer at this year's exhibition.

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Present Makers 2016 gives both established and emerging designer makers the opportunity to showcase their work at the Dowell-street based gallery.

A vibrant selling exhibition presenting a new selection of craft makers will be held at Honiton’s Thelma Hulbert Gallery this year.

Selected from an open call, Present Makers 2016 gives both established and emerging designer makers the opportunity to showcase their work at the Dowell-streed based gallery.

The exhibition will feature examples of textiles, jewellery, wood, ceramics and furniture will be on display with a range of prices to suit anyone looking for the ideal Christmas gift.

Featured this year is the East Devon-based ceramic designer, Jo Whiteley who creates hand-thrown stone ceramics in a range of vibrant colours.

Jo said: “I am a craftsperson first and foremost. Beginning with the actual making of the clay itself and ending with a beautiful and more importantly, useful piece of pottery.

“When I open the kiln after a gloss firing it still feels like opening my presents on Christmas day as a child.”

Rosie Brewer is a designer-maker specializing in woodwork. She said: “Being a natural material, the wood already has its own history before I use it. Having come from a tree which has been growing for many years, it shows signs of its previous life.

“I use all of these marks to help dictate the sizes and shapes of the work I make.”

Elin Horgan is a jewellery designer from Bristol whose striking, hand-formed silver jewellery is inspired by architecture, abstract forms and bold shapes.

She aims to create design-led collections that can be worn every day, but last forever.

Present Makers 2016 runs from Saturday, November 12 to Saturday, December 24.


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