With a very festive feel, The Byre opened its doors on Saturday with Deck The Halls its first ever Christmas exhibition. Many favourite makers have created stunning new work for the show: glass artist Charlotte Sale’s wonderful new pieces in rich and indulgent colours look wonderful in the festive setting; ceramicists Paul Cardew, Remon Jephcott and Claire Palastanga and glass artist Ruth Shelley have each made gorgeous – and highly highly desirable – tree decorations, so sought after that there was a race to grab some pieces!
Glass by Charlotte Sale
Bird tree decoration by Remon Jephcott
Ceramics by Jill Holland, jewellery by Claire Crompton and Genna Delaney
Glass vessel by Ruth Shelley and mini Acorn Cup by Charlotte Sale
Ceramic vessels by Jill Holland and lavender amethyst jewellery by Genna Delaney.
As I’ve said before, opening boxes of new work from makers is a little bit like Christmas morning. And for the new exhibition – Deck The Halls, now that the nights are drawing in it really does feel a tiny bit festive with a box of beautiful new craft to open. Early arrivals are these stunning new vessels from Jill Holland – continuing her theme of oval shapes with vibrant splashes of colour, Jill has developed her palette to include some wonderful rich shades, and fantastically tactile textures.
Scottish jewellery designer Genna Delaney has created a varied and hugely desirable collection for Deck The Halls – the lavender amethyst and silver neckpiece pictured above with matching earrings are divine; I only wish I had pierced ears…
Deck The Halls opens Saturday 22nd November until Sunday 21 December.
It may only just be November, but its starting to look a little bit like Christmas at The Byre. After a few days of re-painting the gallery walls, gone is the deep blue of Telling Tales and in its place a rich claret red, perfectly festive.