Hand and Land

12 Sep - 14 Nov 2020

Wed – Sat, 10 am – 1 pm, 2 pm – 4 pm

Make, Somerset


Emerging from this time of reflection, a rare opportunity exists for a collective re-thinking of the value we place upon the objects we choose to surround ourselves with. Contemporary craft offers a deep engagement with a conscious process and exploration of materials – the desire for harmony and a tangible connection with the world around us. ‘Hand and Land’ unites nine makers, many of whom made pieces for the exhibition during lockdown. The works in ceramic, textiles and wood explore how nature and human intervention are inextricably bound to one another through material, shape and form. The act of making serves as both a meditative and therapeutic activity for the maker and in turn, the handmade object embodies the maker’s story and material intelligence. The maker’s respect for their material, coupled with a desire to listen and care for the land reflects universal values and a timely quest for elemental balance.

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