What's on Show


Assemble: Nature Refined

Large and Small Gallery

25th January 2018 – 5th March 2018


Harriet Elkerton

Harriet Elkerton’s objects, with their unassuming simplicity, are designed for living. Natural materials, plants and food play a key role in this lifestyle.

Her functional objects are slip-cast porcelain, with unctuous glossy white glazed interiors. Originating from paper, instability is established in the process, resulting in organic forms. Harriet sets up moments of unexpectedness, to get a handmade feel, an individuality, from repetition.

Her decorative ware, displayed nestles amongst the functional, interrogates the purpose of tools and functional items. She combines found objects, with purpose – made porcelain additions. The inheritance of these objects discernible in her functional vessels; there is a language of deliberate skill speaking through her work and a desire to keep visible the hand of the maker. 



Fi Chappelle is the maker behind FICH ceramics. All her work is hand-thrown in her home studio in Oxfordshire on a pottery wheel. FICH ceramics is a contemporary brand with each piece adding elegance and style into your home.

Fi emphasises the contrast between the matte white earthenware clay and the smooth, reflective glaze by only partly glazing the pieces. The FICH colour palette changes seasonally creating a look that adapts with time. This has given the brand a unique style and keeps FICH looking contemporary. 


Visual ConversationS 

Boiler Room Gallery 

9 January - 6 March 2018 


'Visual Conversations' is an exhibition of work by artist-teachers, currently focusing on establishing and developing their artist identities. Themes such as lost memories, sense of place and landscape are explored through sketch book entries, still life photography, mixed media and paint.  

The thread of conversation and dialogue runs through the work in determining meaning, inspiring making or developing reflective thought. The exhibition theme also acknowledges the supportive dialogue that has evolved within the group as they have developed their own artistic practices.

This group exhibition will feature work by Ali Moreton, Hannah Kinch James, Laura Hodgson, Monica Lewis and Sally Gunnett. 

Jessamy Hawke

The Tree and The Spire
Restaurant Gallery 

10 January - 13 March 2018


Jessamy Hawke is an illustrator working in ink, gouache, watercolour, and linocut-printmaking, having graduated from MA Illustration at Kingston University in 2016. Her work draws on the two themes of literature and landscape, where she is interested in connecting drawing with poetry and literature, as well as using illustration and hand-drawn maps to document her experience of a landscape.

Much of Jessamy’s work uses novels and poems as starting points to create visually striking interpretations of the writer’s narrative. By visualising the characters, landscape, and storyline set out by the author, she aims to convey the atmosphere, and give the viewer a sense of the story and it’s backdrop to add another layer to the narrative.

In her landscape work she aims to translate walking and experience of a place into drawing and painting. By sketching on-site at various locations across the UK, Jessamy paints scenes to capture her experience, document her route, and reference the landscape’s texture, architecture, and history. With her illustrations, maps, and paintings, she wants to engage the viewer with the landscape as she portrayed it.

Jessamy’s project ‘A Midnight Clear’, based on William Wharton’s wartime novel, was shortlisted for the 2016 V&A Student Illustrator of the Year Award, and her magazine illustration was Runner-Up in the Little White Lies Creative Brief competition in March 2017. She regularly takes on commissions, including landscapes, cityscapes, and maps.

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