2nd September 2023 to 5th November 2023
Studio Eleven Gallery presents our Freedom Festival exhibition: Botanical Blueprints
With Cyanotype Prints by Angela Chalmers and Botanical Ceramic Sculpture by Adele Howitt.
Angela Chalmers is an artist based in Scarborough, North Yorkshire. Her creative practice reflects her passion for the Victorian era. Her photographic images are created using the medium of cyanotype, a nineteenth-century printing process, and camera-less photography techniques. The manipulation of light and shadow using double exposure techniques ared united with the use of plant life and digital negatives to portray the forms and rhythms of nature that often converge in a beautiful yet chaotic manner.
This collection showcases a series of new sculptural ceramics by Adele Howitt. Notions of the living landscape, abstraction, pollen grains, and natural pattern mark Adele Howitt’s ceramic art. Slabbed and thrown clay work is twisted and turned to add detailed relief utilising traditional pottery techniques.
Adele’s ongoing research manifests as a series of large and small ceramic sculptures – intricate, seemingly delicate, focussed on microscopic pollen grains and a new understanding of the value of a wild and living landscape coupled with her re-discovery of pottery skills whilst researching the Mexborough and Dearne Valley Potteries.
Adele’s work has long been associated with innovation and has a long history of experimentation with ceramic form. Artwork which has been exhibited across Europe and the world including, the Yingge Ceramics Museum Teipei (Taiwan), Steninge Slott Cultural Centre Sweden, VI Biennal de Ceramica del Vendrell Barcelona Spain, Ceramica Multiplex at Kerameikon Croatia, Keramiek Biennial Netherlands, and various RHS Gardens including the RHS Chelsea Flower Show.