Slow down with our new touring craft exhibition

Come and be inspired by six of the UK’s leading craft makers, whose message is that the traditional processes which lie behind their art can’t be hurried.

Chris Keenan Celadon beakers Photo: Michael Harvey

Make it Slow is a stunning exhibition of contemporary crafts which is about to take a leisurely journey across a network of small venues in North Yorkshire, East Riding and East Lancashire. It opens at Woodend in Scarborough on Friday 15 November 2013 and will be on tour until October 2014.

Misun Won Photo: Sejin Moon

It’s the first of our Art Unpacked touring exhibitions and our aim is to bring high quality contemporary art to small venues on your doorstep, so you don’t have to travel to big cities to see the best that visual art and craft has to offer.

Make it Slow is curated by Grace Whowell, who says:

“The works featured in this show are an ‘antidote’ to quickly made, mass produced objects and help us to re-connect with the very human act of making things with our hands.”

The artists include:

  • Aimee Betts, a mixed media embroidery designer who has an ambition to bring the traditions of embroidery to the forefront of contemporary design practice.
  • Fenella Elms a ceramic artist whose wall hung porcelain work is painstakingly created from hundreds of individually made porcelain ‘beads’.
  • Lizzie Farey who uses traditional basketry techniques to creates sculptural forms from willow, birch, heather, bog myrtle and many other locally grown woods.
  • Chris Keenan, who trained under Edmund de Waal and creates bowls, cups, jars and vases are works in porcelain with a simple palette.
  • Misun Won whose intricate handcrafted silver jewellery is inspired by Korean patchwork techniques.
  • Sharon Adams who creates functionless utensils inspired by the kind of mysterious objects found in museum collections.

Sharon Adams - Brushes Gallery. Photo: courtesy of artist

 More information here about where you can catch up with Make it Slow