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An Exhibition of Ceramics, Textiles & Wood by Jonathan Keep, Hitomi Mckenzie, Malcolm Ross-White, Barry Stedman, Helen Minns and Tim Plunkett

9 June - 9 July 2011 Monday to Saturday 10am – 5pm
at Roundhouse, 5 Trinity Gate, Epsom Road, Guildford,
GU1 3JQ (Just beyond the top of the High Street, adjacent
to Foxtons estate agents) Tel: 01483 573 584

Private View Wednesday 8 June 6 - 9pm

Following the success of last year's 'Pop Up' exhibition Roundhouse and Chalk Hill Contemporary Art have joined forces once again to show a selection of innovative Craft, made by six original artists who live and work in Britain.

Curated by Annabel Agace, and coinciding with the summer show at Chalk Hill, the art gallery she runs in her modernist house, this interesting juxtaposition of work will inhabit the unusual setting of Roundhouse's kitchens & furniture showroom in the centre of Guildford. Both exhibitions enable visitors to see work in domestic environments. All work will be for sale.

Jonathan Keep was born in South Africa, and studied Fine Art at the University of Natal, before moving to the UK and settling in Suffolk. In his work he questions 'the reality we create for ourselves & Western notions of high art, and culture in general'. His work bridges the gap between ceramics and sculpture. On show will be some very large work from his 'floor pot's series, as well as some very small, subtle pieces from the new 'syringed' series. artwork by Jonathan Keep
Hitomi Mckenzie originally studied fashion in Japan, before training in ceramics at South Thames College. She works in porcelain, aiming to create a 'conversation between form & surface' and referencing the throwing process in the exaggerated rings which give an impression of folded fabric. A shiny transparent glaze makes them practical as well as beautiful. artwork by Hitomi Mckenzie
Helen Minns studied textile design at Central St Martins, and now works as a freelance textile designer & lecturer. She combines her love of drawing & mark-making with an interest in natural materials & craft based techniques. When she isn't working with fashion designers, or producing work for the Festival of Britain anniversary celebrations, she makes quirky cushions, napkins and other textiles which add charm to any interior. artwork by Helen Minns
Tim Plunkett developed his career as a wood turner & carver, from a background in environmental science, and an involvement in opposing the destruction of ancient forests & cultures. He makes minimal and elegant platters & bowls which allow the individual character of each piece of wood speak, unembellished with superflous decoration. All his timber is sourced locally, some from the National Trust. artwork by Tim Plunkett
Barry Stedman studied ceramics at the University of Westminster, and makes wheel thrown work in terracotta, which he then paints in slips and stains. He makes a connection between the way he throws clay and his approach to drawing & painting: "I try to work intuitively, endeavouring to make lively, spontaneous marks & gestures, attempting to be fluent & energetic, trying to recognise the moment just before the work goes too far and loses its freshness." artwork by Barry Stedman
Malcolm Ross-White studied painting & stage design at the Slade. He makes paintings, ceramics & mixed media objects. He has recently spent many months at the Pottery Studio in Jingdezhen, China, the porcelain capital of the world, where he created these beautiful large plates, decorated with birds. artwork by Malcolm Ross-White
 
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