‘Making Stuff’ at Kitchen Gallery Opens Aug 19 07

‘Making Stuff’ at Kitchen Gallery Opens August 19 2007

Showcasing a selection of work by 11 local artists the Kitchen Gallery is set to open its doors once more to present ‘Making Stuff,’ a summer exhibition of contemporary crafts. Situated in the Walled Gardens of Norton Priory exhibition will focus on the art of ceramics but will also display textile, jewellery and installation work for view and sale.

Included in the show will be a unique collection of vases by well-known Runcorn-based potter Cath Ball whose works combine Raku, a Japanese method of firing pots, with a cracked glaze. Also exhibiting will be ceramicist Claire Ferguson, a recent graduate from Manchester Metropolitan University. Influenced by the Ancient Egyptian technique of binding Claire has been exploring the process of wrapping bone china with paper and fabric producing fascinating vessels and light shades that combine delicate textures with clean white forms.

As a participant in the ‘Own Art’ scheme the Kitchen Gallery is committed to bringing affordable art to the general public as well as nurturing new artistic talent from around the region. Sensitively displayed in its intimate surroundings, ‘Making Stuff’ will show work from established regional artists as well as spotlighting some of the finest emerging talent from the North West craft scene.

The exhibition will open with a private view on Sunday 19th August, 1.30 -4.00 and will be on show Friday – Sunday until 30th September. Visitors are also invited to a ‘Meet the Maker’ session, August 31st at Norton Priory, where a selection of the exhibited artists will give talks about their work.

The Kitchen Gallery
Norton Priory Museum & Gardens