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WINTER 2017 18 NOV - 6 JAN

Shop online at Amy Cooper Ceramics Pollen Porcelain Lamp

AMY COOPER Maker in Focus 18 November 2017 - 6 January 2018 A festive exhibition of beautiful handmade porcelain lights by artist Amy Cooper. Amy’s work addresses the fragility and transience of life and the natural world through the transformative properties of light on porcelain. She continues to explore a monochromatic spectrum that is created through the use of textures, variation in thickness and diffusion. The work is slip cast porcelain, each piece individually altered, either through manipulation when plastic or painstakingly masked and sandblasted at bisque. Amy’s porcelain range includes table lamps, lampshades and tea-light holders. Amy Cooper Ceramics is a Cornish based company designing and making unique porcelain lighting. Established over 14 years ago Amy has supplied a number of prestigious retailers including the National Trust, House of Fraser and the V&A shop as well as exhibiting extensively in the UK and overseas. Amy’s work has been exhibited in Germany, Holland, Belgium, Norway and Dubai.

Left: Tree Elipse Porcelain Lamp Right: Urchin and Pollen Porcelain Lamp

WINTER SEASON PRIVATE VIEW 17 November from 6pm - 8pm Mini talk by Amy Cooper at 6pm All welcome!

CONTEMPORARY TEXTILES Exciting designs, top quality techniques 18 November 2017 - 6 January 2018 Twelve textile artists come together in this exhibition, perfectly balancing the important physical and tactile nature of textiles with the visual elements of pattern, colour and design. Presenting a range of knitted, woven, printed, felted and stitched textiles, this exhibition showcases a variety of techniques within the field of textiles. The makers chosen for this exhibition are concerned primarily with process, blending a combination of traditional techniques and contemporary design to create the perfect gift, or for you and your home. Highlights include Bridget Bailey’s 3D entomological sculptures inspired by her millinery background and luxury silk scarves by Cornish based designer Claire Armitage. Also featuring work by Majeda Clarke, Liz Clay, Michele Daykin, Megan Alice England, Helen Harrison, Syrah Jay, Helyne Jennings Gail Kelly, Miss Knit Knat and Sally Nencini.

Top Left: Helyne Jennings, Bottom Left: Sally Nencini Right: Gail Kelly

Perfect for gifts or a treat for yourself, there will be something to suit all tastes!

WINTER EXHIBITION Beautiful gifts from brilliant artists 18 November 2017 - 6 January 2018 Known for selecting contemporary art and craft of the highest quality, the gallery team has handpicked artists and makers from across the country. The exhibition presents glass, ceramics, jewellery, sculpture, prints and paintings by more than 50 very talented established and emerging artists. All work is handmade, making it unique and perfect for those looking for that special Christmas gift! Find unusual craft-led gifts as well as inspiration on everything from original printmaking to unique British jewellery designs. A must see Christmas show for all novice and expert lovers of art and craft.

Sculpture by Benton’s Menagerie, Gin Durham, Claire Ireland, David Mayne, Faye Mayo, Guy Routledge, Gwen Vaughan and Edward Willis. Left: Gin Durham Bottom Right: Claire Ireland. Top Right: Gwen Vaughan


Painting, collage and print by Mychael Barratt, Angela Brookes, John Bryce, Tim Burns, John Duffin, Emma Dunbar, Sarah du Feu, Sally Anne Fitter, Catherine Hyde, Susie Lidstone, Trevor Price, Sarah Spackman and Frans Wesselman. Top Left: Frans Wesselman, Bottom Left: Emma Dunbar. Top Right: Mychael Barratt, Bottom Right: Sarah du Feu

Become an Angel or treat a loved one. . . Being a New Ashgate Angel means you will receive priority invitations to events and exhibition previews along with 10% off art and craft purchases for 12 months. Angels support the vital charity work that the gallery offers in support of developing the careers of emerging makers and artists and provides educational opportunities for ÂŁ5 per month.

SHOP ONLINE Ceramics, jewellery, textiles, glass and wire sculpture by new and


established makers. We are delighted to introduce Debbie Barber, Hillary Bravo, Ellie Burton, Georgie Gardiner, Adele Goulty, Jess Joslin, Sally Lees, Charlotte Moore, Lucy Payne, Rebecca Lewis and Rhiannon Thomas. With new collections from Lucy Burley, Emma Calvert, Camilla Hyde, Silvia K Ceramics, Emma Mogridge, Bryony Rich, Will Shakspeare, Gabi Wolf and many more.

Top Left: Lucy Burley Top Right: Liz Clay, Bottom Right: Rebecca Lewis

Support excellence in arts and crafts by buying from UK artists and makers this special season. We are a charity and all funds raised are invested in cultivating arts and crafts through exhibition opportunities, professional practice programmes, mentoring and partnership projects. Buying art work at Christmas will make a difference.

The New Ashgate offers a wealth of opportunities to access and invest in high quality visual arts and crafts SUPPORT THE NEW ASHGATE GALLERY FOR AS LITTLE AS £5 PER MONTH


Become a New Ashgate Angel and recieve priority invitations to events and exhibition previews along with 10% off art and craft purchases for 12 months. Angels suport the vital charity work that the gallery offers in support of developing the careers of emerging makers and artist and provides educational opportunities.

Its often hard to visualise how artwork will look in your own home or office. Sometimes you have a specific place in mind, or you want to seek the opinon of someone who is not able to get into the gallery. We’ve listened to our customers and are delighted to provide a complimentary, no obligation, home or office consultancy scheme. Our team is happy to guide you in the process of finding the perfect art work or piece of craft for your business or home.

SHOP ONLINE AT NEWASHGATE.ORG.UK Easy access and secure online payment recieved through PayPal, a convenient way to choose your favourite artwork

GALLERY GIFT VOUCHERS An ideal treat for any art lover whilst supporting a local artist or maker. Gift vouchers can be used for the purchase of a special painting, a print or a piece of unique craft. You simply choose the amount you would like to spend. Valid for 12 months.

WEDDING REGISTRY SERVICE Are you looking forward to receiving a new iron or a toaster? No? We offer a personalised wedding list - guests can buy a piece outright or make a contribution. To start a wedding or gift list, contact Alison or Rachel who will send out complementary cards to inform friends and family.

PERSONAL COMMISSION Commission a dream artwork from a wedding ring to a portrait. Tell us if you have an idea or size of painting in mind. Its a great way to support a local artist too.

COLLECT AND GIVE ART AND CRAFT WITH ‘OWN ART’ The Own Art scheme makes buying art affordable by letting you spread the cost of your purchase over 10 months with an interest free loan (representative 0% APR). Own Art loans can be used to cover a group of lower value items whose combined total adds up to £100 or more. If you are buying something more valuable thant £2,500 you can use it as a part pament. You can collect your artwork immediately. Own Art is an Arts Council England initiative operated by Creative United.

To find out more about any of these services, please call the gallery on: 01252 713208 or email us at: gallery@

Christmas Opening hours


Tuesday–Saturday 10am–5pm. From 18 November - 24 December we are open Monday - Saturday from 10am - 5pm and Sunday 11am - 4.30pm.

By road: Farnham is 11 miles southwest of Guildford, Surrey and is signposted from the A3, A31, M3 and A287. There is a pay & display car park in the front of the gallery.


How to find us The gallery is situated on the edge of Waggon Yard car park, the corner of Downing Street and Union Road. We are a five minute walk from Farnham Station that is served from London Waterloo (55 minutes). Access Groups welcome. Accessible toilets. All galleries accessible to people with disabilities, including wheelchair users.

By rail: Farnham Station is served from and to London Waterloo. for timetables. By air: London Gatwick and Heathrow airports are an hour drive from Farnham. For more than 50 years, New Ashgate Gallery has been a window into arts and crafts, supporting artists and makers. It promotes and champions the best contemporary art and craft and provides an unparalleled resource in Farnham, Surrey and beyond. The Gallery curates an exciting programme of exhibitions in the market place and events for artists and the community. We are a charity. New Ashgate Gallery Waggon Yard, Farnham, Surrey, GU9 7PS 01252 713208

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New Ashgate Gallery: Winter Brochure 2017  
New Ashgate Gallery: Winter Brochure 2017  

Known for selecting contemporary art and craft of the highest quality, the gallery team has handpicked artists and makers from across the co...