Showcase Exhibition | May – July 2022

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The next Showcase will run throughout February, March and April. We are excited to welcome three local artists to the showcase exhibition space, which is located on the first floor at designermakers21. Exhibiting work will be Fehmi Gokes, Susie Bruce and Jo McGregor.

Visit the exhibition from the 5th May during our opening hours Thursday to Saturday 10am-5pm.

Fehmi Gokes – Mosaic Art Mosaic pictures, mirrors, tables and interior/exterior features made using a variety of materials such as ceramic, glass and wood.

Susie Bruce – Ceramics Hand-built narrative Porcelain tiles.

Jo McGregor – Mixed Media A selection of mixed media pieces, prints and printed textiles.


Showcase Exhibition | February – April 2022

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The next Showcase will run throughout February, March and April. We are excited to welcome three local artists to the showcase exhibition space, which is located on the first floor at designermakers21. Exhibiting work will be Keeley Chapman, Gemma Hill and Becky Whatley.

Visit the exhibition from the 3rd February during our opening hours Thursday to Saturday 10am-5pm.

Keeley Chapman – Ceramic Sculpture

Handmade clay sculptures, finished using a range of firing techniques including raku, saggar and smoke firing.

Gemma Hill – Photography

Gemma’s photographs often draw inspiration from nature, her dog and horse, and the local countryside. Framed and unframed prints available.

Becky Whatley – Pyrography Painting & Needle Felting

Images from the wild places of the local area, including fens and woodland. The pictures combine oil painting and pyrography, to emphasize the drawing. Needle felted animals in hand dyed colours, will also feature in this exhibition.


Showcase Exhibition | November 2021 – January 2022

The next showcase will run throughout November, December and January. We are excited to welcome three local makers to the showcase exhibition space, which is located on the first floor at designermakers21. Exhibiting work will be Rob Rutterford, Danielle Wade (Polly’s Textiles) and Sarah Burt.

Rob Rutterford – Ceramics

Potting and teaching in East Anglia for 30years creating large stoneware outdoor sculptural single fired  forms and smaller raku pieces. Inspiration grows from gardens, the natural world, historical reference, the local coast and friends. I have been involved with the Halesworth Gallery and Association of Suffolk Art Teachers over many years and exhibited widely home and abroad.

Danielle Wade (Polly’s Textiles) – Textiles Hand dyed and printed fabrics, designs produced from original artwork and constructed by hand into an assortment of products such as aprons, bags, cushions and purses. Processes include hand dyeing natural fabrics, screen printing with standard and specialist inks, and embroidery.

Sarah Burt – Needle Felting Contemporary Textile Art, originals, prints, greetings cards and handcrafted corsages made from British-milled wool. The artwork is made by a form of dry needle-felting, based on fine art principle.


Showcase Exhibition | August – October 2021

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The next Showcase will run throughout August, September and October 2021. We are excited to welcome three artists to the showcase exhibition space, which is located on the first floor at designermakers21. Exhibiting work will be Katie Hay-Molopo, Dominic Upson and Peny Conway (Cornfield Glass).

Katie Hay-Molopo – Mixed Media “My current work frequently combines text and images, in digital and traditional media formats, often in black and white. The goal of my work is to celebrate small things, create space for thoughtful reflection and gratitude, and exemplify arts’ ability to be beautiful, connect people and bring joy.”

Dominic Upson – Ceramics “Functional pottery for day to day use, simple and lively mark making with different types of slip. I make work on the potter’s wheel, then finish off the pieces with handles or foot rings. Glazing varies depending on what kiln I use to fire the work, electric firing, gas firing to get iron spots out of the clay. The salt firing which gives the work a beautiful orange peel surface. Wood firing gives beautiful flame flashing on the pots.”

Peny Conway – Glass “I make fused glass plates, bowls and other pieces. Processes include cutting glass, using fibre paper to carve relief and fusing in a kiln.”

You can visit the Showcase Exhibition from the 5th August 2021, during designermakers21 opening hours Thursday-Saturday 10am-5pm.

Showcase Exhibition | May-July 2021

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The next Showcase will run throughout May, June and July 2021. We are excited to welcome three artists to the showcase exhibition space, which is located on the first floor at designermakers21. Exhibiting work will be Fehmi Gokes, Frances Overy and Becky Whatley.

Fehmi Gokes – Mosaic Art Mosaic pictures, mirrors, tables and interior/exterior features made using a variety of materials such as ceramic, glass and wood.

Frances Overy – Textile Art Contemporary Textile Art, created using a variety of techniques. Hand stitched elements are added to felted and woven backgrounds, alongside contemporary ‘Gold Work’.

Becky Whatley – Paintings & Needle Felting Images from the wild places of the local area, including fens and woodland. The pictures combine oil painting and pyrography, to emphasize the drawing. Needle felted animals in hand dyed colours, will also feature in this exhibition.

You can visit the Showcase from the 1st May 2021, during our usual opening hours Thursday-Saturday 10am-5pm.

Handmade framed mosaic
‘Rise’ Handmade Mosaic – Fehmi Gokes
oil painting with pyrography detail, on birch ply
Oil and Pyrography on Birch Ply – Becky Whatley
needle felted textile art with handstitching
‘Summer Verge’ Mixed Media Textile Art – Frances Overy