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11/05/2016

News release - Issued by North York Moors National Park

Overlooked – An Exhibition of the North York Moors

Yorkshire based ceramicist Charlotte Morrison and textile artist Agnis Smallwood are proud to present 'Overlooked', an exhibition focusing on the North York Moors, at the Inspired by... gallery at The Moors National Park Centre in Danby, from Thursday 30 June – Tuesday 19 July 2016.

Charlotte is a ceramic designer/maker from the Yorkshire Dales, who predominantly works by hand-building her individual ceramics. She uses porcelain and stoneware clays to create both functional and decorative items. Her work constantly reflects the past in some form; she is an avid collector of vintage items and has a fascination with researching times past. Her most recent ceramics echo the ancient roads, places and landscapes of the North York Moors, which were once used by drovers, packhorses and monks.

Agnis is a designer, maker, educator, specialising in hand woven textiles. Her inspiration derives from looking closely in unlikely places, seeking out the beauty to be found in plants and grasses that flourish despite – and often because of – a lack of human intervention. She has used the enormous diversity and vitality from across the Yorkshire Moors as inspiration for this exhibition, extracting both colour and form found within the diversity of the region.

Agnis and Charlotte met at Cumbria Institute of the Arts whilst studying for their degree in Contemporary Applied Arts. They have remained good friends since their graduation in 2009 and meet regularly to discuss their work and give each other guidance and support; invaluable as working as makers can sometimes be a lonely process! They have spoken for some time about a joint venture and felt that as they are both currently working on projects reflecting the landscape, that the time was right for this exhibition, 'Overlooked'.

For more information about the exhibition, visit the Inspired by... gallery page of The Moors National Park Centre in Danby:

www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/inspiredby

ENDS


Overlooked, Contemporary Ceramics and Woven Textiles
Thursday 30 June - Tuesday 19 July 2016
Inspired by … gallery,
The Moors National Park Centre, Lodge Lane, Danby, Whitby, YO21 2NB

Meet the Artists: Saturday 2 July, 12:00 - 15:00

If you want to find out more about Charlotte and Agnis, please do contact them:

Charlotte Morrison 

07892887030 www.charlotte-morrison.co.uk 

Twitter: @cjmceramics 

Agnis Smallwood

07782147615 www.agnissmallwood.co.uk                                              

Twitter: @WovenByHand