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Autumn Craft Collection 2021: Craft with Local HeartNow until 6 November, Tues-Sat 10:30am – 5pmNew Ashgate GalleryFREE. ShoppingThe Autumn Craft Collection presents a range of unique contemporary crafts that you won't find anywhere else. Pop in, browse, and shop away from the crowds! Support small creative businesses as well as finding something special

Colour in Clay18 September – 31 October, 10:30am – 5pmWatts GalleryFREE. Shopping From pure clay bodies to dazzling glazes, deep oxides and vivid surface decoration, this exhibition celebrates contemporary approaches to colour in ceramic practice. Featuring works from some of the UK’s most dynamic ceramicists, the exhibition examines colour as a tool to communicate pattern, form and structure.

Caroline Bartlett: A Restless Dynamic21 September – 11 December, Tues – Fri 10am – 5pm, Sat 10am – 4pmCrafts Study CentreFREE. History & HeritageShowcasing new work by Caroline Bartlett, this exhibition explores ideas around continuity and change as current circumstances prevent actual access and handling, alongside the work ‘Stilled’, a site-sensitive response to the Spinning Room at Salts Mill for the exhibition ‘Cloth and Memory’. Curated by Professor Lesley Millar, Director of the International Textile Research Centre.

Chrissy Silver: Our Festival of Crafts Winner25 September – 6 November, Tues – Sat 10:30am-5pmNew Ashgate GalleryFREE. ShoppingA passionate gardener and potter, Chrissy creates detailed lamps, pendants and tealight holders working intricately with porcelain and fresh foliage. Each piece is unique and captures the essence of Autumn for reflection in the darker winter months.

Surrey Artist of the Year 202125 September – 6 November, Tues - Sat 10:30am – 5pmNew Ashgate GalleryFREE. Shopping, CompetitionIn partnership with Surrey Artist Open Studios, this exhibition offers a collective of local arts and crafts as selected by the public. Vote for your favourite artist and support local talent!

Pippa Ward: Say it with Plastic 25 September – 6 November Tues-Sat 10:30am – 5pmNew Ashgate GalleryFREE. Sculpture, community projectA solo exhibition by Pippa Ward, Surrey Artist of the Year 2019, presenting a new body of artwork using discarded plastics that has been created through a series of community workshops during a month-long residency at the gallery.

Watts Gallery – Artists’ Village1 - 31 October, 10:30am – 5pmWatts Gallery£13.75, FREE for under 18s. Booking required, Family friendly, history & heritageVisit the reopened house and studios of artists G F and Mary Watts. Learn about Mary's life as a designer, how she established the Compton Potters’ Art Guild; and created the Grade I listed Watts Chapel with Compton residents. An updated display will be co-curated by Watts Gallery Trustee and renowned ceramist Dame Magdalene Odundo.

Practice as Research – PhD Work in Progress1 – 29 October, Monday to Friday 10am – 5pmUniversity for the Creative ArtsFREE. Craft trailAn exhibition of practice-based research by a group of UCA PhD students. This work explores the processes involved in art-based research through the use of diverse approaches in the areas of textiles, printmaking, sculpture, photography moving image and sound.

Presence and Absence5 October 2021 – 6 August 2022, Tues – Fri 10am – 5pm, Sat 10am – 4pmCrafts Study CentreFREE. History & HeritageCurated by Deirdre Figueiredo with Dr Stephen Knott, this exhibition responds to the gaps in the CSC collections, speaking to the lack of a full diversity in collecting and establishing a profound benchmark for a new collecting regime.

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