May 26, 2015
The Suffolk Craft Society 44th Aldeburgh Summer Exhibition is a bright, buzzing major six week event celebrating the very best of contemporary crafts, skillfully made by talented Suffolk craftmakers who continue to push the boundaries.
The Suffolk Craft Society 44th Aldeburgh Summer Exhibition is a bright, buzzing major six week event celebrating the very best of contemporary crafts, skillfully made by talented Suffolk craftmakers who continue to push the boundaries. The exhibition features a visual feast of original quality pieces, giving a real opportunity to shop for “not on the high street” items for that special gift or to appreciate in your own home.
There are handmade bags, brooches, cards and unframed prints for just a few pounds, to larger sums for unique furniture, framed prints and precious jewellery. You will also see amazing ceramics, glass and metal work, basket weaving and carvings - made to the exceptionally high standard demanded of the Society's members, many pieces having been made specifically for this flagship 44th Exhibition.
Member Dennis Hales works with locally grown sycamore, holly, ash and maple, the white woods offering a natural canvas for a wide range of finishing techniques. He uses turned, carved, textured surfaces, water soluble dyes and metal leaf to enhance the natural features of the wood.
His work includes fruit displays, sycamore bowls embellished with silver leaf and wall plates of ash with copper leaf.
Danielle Hopkinson is a designer of architectural stained glass whose work ranges from small inexpensive stars or birds to large murals and windows for public buildings and private houses.
The image shows one of her typical exhibition pieces, inspired by natural forms. Danielle is currently working on an exciting “big piece” to be revealed at the Aldeburgh Exhibition.
Venue: Peter Pears Gallery, 152 High Street, Aldeburgh IP15 5AQ
Open: 10am to 5pm daily
11th July to 24 August
Admission: £1 – children free
For further details:
Tel: 01473 432865 to 10 July then 01728 451503