26th April 2017
Three current BA (Hons) Contemporary Craft students and twenty-one current and former staff and students are exhibiting their work as part of York Open Studios 2017.
York Open Studios is an annual event where over 100 artists offer members of the public the opportunity to see their work, discuss their artistic processes and perhaps choose a piece to take home. This year, three degree-level students Jake Augur, Sharon Wilkinson and Jo Wilson are representing York College at York Open Studios which will run on Saturday 29th April (10.00am - 6.00pm) and Sunday 30th April (11.00am – 5.00pm).
Jake Augur uses technology to produce vessels without the cost and time that other methods of making would demand (pictured below left and centre). He uses CAD to design and refine his work before using 3D printing to create the vessels that would be difficult or impossible to make using traditional methods.
Sharon Wilkinson replicates the dynamic forces of nature using porcelain and paper clay and seeks to recreate the thrill of discovery of hidden forms and textures revealed by the fossilised remains of ancient life (pictured above right). Jo Wilson creates books that explore the relationship between papers, stitching and texture and combine her long felt fascination for threads, paper and the printed word.
Jake and Sharon will be exhibiting their work at Briar House at the Healing Clinic, Club Chambers, Museum Street, York, YO1 7DN.
Jo will be exhibiting her work at 61 St Swithin's Walk, York, YO26 4UG.