Tuesday, 29 November 2011


Work by glass and mixed media artist Helene Uffren (left) and textile artist Claire Moynihan (right)

Patchwork tent by Kathryn Carey and headwear by Emma Yeo (left), work by Heidi Parsons, Sarah Elwick and Rosanna Martin (right), NOVA by Stella Harding (centre)

Heidi Parson's wall mounted, screen printed ceramic plates (left), Sarah Elwick's knitted piece (on mannequin) and Leon Lewis's wood sculpture with Rosanna Martin's thrown porcelain ceramics on shelves in the background.

Patchwork tent by Katherine May (left), hand-knitted upholstered chairs by Rose Sharp Jones.

My 'portrait in the making' NOVA by Stella Harding
6 metres high X 2.75 metres wide

Detail of NOVA (the lighter side) showing painted buff willow and twined sisal

The Darker Side of NOVA (detail)

These images are of some of the Gallery exhibits from 'Portraits in the Making' - an Art's Council of England funded exhibition at Pitzhanger Manor Gallery and House in Ealing, London (Sept-Nov. 2011). Pitzhanger Manor was rebuilt by architect Sir John Soane in the early 19th century to house his collections of contemporary paintings, prints, books and classical fragments.  The 17 artists taking part in the exhibition, all members of the first cohort of the Craft Council's Hothouse development programme for emerging makers, were inspired by Soane's reference to Pitzhanger as a 'sort of portrait'.

All photos by Sylvain Deleu

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