10th April 2018
York College’s Art & Design Division is delighted to have four BA (Hons) Contemporary Craft students specially selected to take part in York Open Studios. The students are joining a long list of current and former staff and students who are also showcasing their work.
York Open Studios will see around 120 artists from around the city exhibiting their talents in 79 different venues. Having such a prestigious platform to display their creativity, they will also have the opportunity to discuss their artistic processes and sell their work.
Students Rudo Bolcar, Sally Dixon, Deana Massey and Samantha Furnamis are representing York College – all of them exhibiting at The Healing Clinic, 14 Merchants Place, Merchantgate, York (Venue 44 on the YOS map) during the weekends of 14th/15th and 21st/22nd April.
The degree-level students each have their own specialisms;
Rudo Bolcar: Sculpture, drawing and digital prints include figurative clay sculpture and cast work in plaster, resin and bronze.
Sally Dixon: Mixed media, textiles and sculpture feature textile taxidermy creatures inspired by her interest in British wildlife and love of textiles.
Deana Massey: Sculptural ceramics with a particular emphasis on surfaces and pushing the materials beyond their limits.
Samantha Furmanis: A range of ceramic sculptured animals.
York College Art & Design Learning Technician, Beccy Ridsdel, is also the Chair of York Open Studios. She says: “We’re very pleased to support the Contemporary Craft degree students as their work is always of a high standard. York Open Studios is a great opportunity for them, and all artists, to sell their work and most of all to meet their customers and introduce people to their own specialist skills, techniques and work. Each year YOS artists welcome thousands of visitors over the two weekends as the event has a fantastic reputation for producing quality work from talented artists.”
Read the York Open Studios 2018 brochure here.