Saturday 1 & Sunday 2 December
Saturday 8 & Sunday 9 December
Saturday 10am - 8pm
Sunday 10am - 5pm
Additional opening hours: Friday 7 December, 12pm - 8pm
Fen Ditton Gallery is shining a festive light on artists and makers whose skill and imagination with using (and re-using) materials create beautiful works for everyday living.
Norman Ackroyd; Malcolm Appleby; Lotte Attwood; Sebastian Bergne; Tord Boontje and Emma Woffenden; Clive Bowen; Buckmaster French; Robert Cooper; Susan Cupitt; Christine Grey; Paul Hart; Dorothy Hogg; Janet Powell; Ptolemy Mann; Michael Marriott; Belinda RushJansen; Jennifer Talbot; Ed Teasdale; Simone ten Hompel; Joanne Thompson; Rezia Wahid; Laura Woodhouse.
Works include a new collection of leaf prints by Buckmaster French; silver spoons and beakers by Simone ten Hompel; hand-printed photographs and photographic books by Lotte Attwood and Paul Hart and engraved jewellery by Malcolm Appleby - reflecting our first year of exhibitions here at Fen Ditton.
Sculptor Belinda RushJansen is showing some of her rarely exhibited wire and cast bronze animals together with new textile collections from London weavers Rezia Wahid - whose delicate scarves upcycle Bangladesh silk saris - and Laura Woodhouse. Ptolemy Mann will exhibit a wonderful colourfield ikat-dyed flatweave rug, developed with textile masters in India alongside Ed Teasdale’s recycled timber chest/seat.
Fabulous party necklaces made from discarded inner bike inner tubes by leading jeweller Professor Dorothy Hogg MBE can be seen alongside a new collection of sensual silver chain necklaces by Jo Thompson.
Festive drinks are on offer helped by bottle openers made from bike parts by Michael Marriott and Studio Tord Boontje’s Transglass range of carafes, glasses and jugs fashioned from upcycled bottles. Designer Sebastian Bergne’s Candloop wire candleholders and Robert Cooper’s collaged broken china candlesticks will help the light fantastic. Domestic pottery by Clive Bowen and others will be pressed into service for sharing a few delicious homemade snacks.