Trove, Aspex - Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth



Aspex, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth PO1 3BF



Open to the Public


Selling Exhibition

Presenting ‘Trove’, a collection of bespoke craft objects inspired by coastal landmarks and natural forms.

The exhibition showcases makers from Portsmouth to London, featuring bold ceramics, delicately hand-crafted silver jewellery and driftwood sculptures.

Each maker utilises traditional craft techniques to create objects in response to nautical seascapes and organic materials.

‘Trove’ offers visitors to the gallery the opportunity, not only to enjoy high quality craft, but to discover the perfect gift in the run up to the festive season!

Meet the makers:

Laura Bennett, Portsmouth
Laura graduated with a First Class degree in Three Dimensional Design at UCA Farnham - specialising in metalwork and jewellery. She has presented her work at various exhibitions including MADE and Desire. Laura is currently a resident at the Hotwalls Studios in Old Portsmouth.

Alex Yule, London
With a background in visual merchandising, design and architectural model making, Alex went on to study at both Sir John Cass and City Lit where she developed her skills working with precious metals. She launched her first jewellery collection in 2011 and has since exhibited at various shows including the Goldsmiths’ Craft and Design Awards and was featured in Crafts and Design Magazine after winning their Gold Award for jewellery.

Lis Toft, Isle of Wight
Lis is a ceramic artist specialising in porcelain jewellery. She studied Fine Art at Bath Academy of Art and ceramics at the Isle of Wight College and Quay Arts Centre. She is based in the Jubilee Stores Studios in Newport, Isle of Wight and is a resident potter at Calbourne Water Mill.

Kathy Harris, Cotswolds
Kathy is currently studying a Fine Art degree at South Gloucestershire University after leaving behind a career in accountancy. She designs and crafts from her studio in Amberley, Cotswolds and takes inspiration from family visits to seaside towns.

Dates: 19 October 2016 - 8 January 2017
Venue: Aspex, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth PO1 3BF