Present Arts

Present Arts
7th November

The Gallery at Parndon Mill presents a series of exhibitions of fine art and crafts by skilled and distinguished artists. During the Christmas period, the exhibition PRESENT ARTS maintains the same high standard, but the emphasis is on works of art which are affordable.

The skills of many of the artists who have studios at the Mill are represented, showing artworks in glass by Jon Lewis and Ewa Wawrzyniak, ceramics by Aila Simpson and Geli Hinton, textiles by Ayse Simsek and Connie Flynn, paintings by Chris Seaber, original prints by Liz Boast, Tanya Scott-Durrant and Kirsten Wilson and silver jewellery by Yuki Kokai.

Regular exhibitors who work nearby include Margaret Gardiner whose meticulously crafted salt glazed ceramics are well known and Marilyn Andreetti whose colourfully decorated red earthenware is popular. Ruta Bartkeviute who comes from Lithuania makes pots which are very colourful, decorated with a hint of traditional European folk art.

There will also be work by several artists new to The Gallery. Delightful miniature paintings by Debbie Ayles, Chrissie Richards and Jenny Cufflin depict landscape, plants, animals and buildings. Carefully made porcelain pieces by Laura De Benedettiare are useful as well as beautiful. Nick Clarke exhibits intriguing forged metal sculpture and colourful new jewellery is by Amanda Charles, also a glass artist.

This exhibition is a feast for the eye and is a great opportunity to acquire a unique and special present, something new for the home, individual cards, or even decorations for the Christmas tree.