Designer makers from across the West Midlands will be 'Showing Off' their wares this October in Ludlow

The Harley Centre at Ludlow College will be the venue for The Shropshire Guild of Contemporary Craft's Autumn Show over the weekend of October 19th and 20th, the well titled 'Showing Off'. Shropshire designer makers will be joined by makers from the Worcestershire Guild of Designer Craftsmen and guests.

'Showing Off' is set to showcase a wide variety of quality, contemporary work by around thirty Guild members and guests including ceramics, furniture, glass, jewellery and textiles.

Chair of The Shropshire Guild and ceramicist Caroline Bennett said "we've carefully chosen exhibitors to make sure there are a diverse array of items for sale, every item on display will reflect the high level of craftsmanship and design".

Exhibitors at 'Showing Off' will include glassmaker from Ironbridge, Kinki Glass. Kinki is owned and run by Nikki Williams, whose studio is based in the Fusion building at Jackfield Tile Museum.
Another exhibitor is potter Elspeth Soper, who works from her quirky solar powered studio in the woods near Broseley. Elspeth creates distinctive ceramics inspired by country pottery from England and Eastern Europe. Elspeth said "many of my designs are come from the sketches I made of chickens, ducks, geese and guinea fowl that I used to keep at the pottery many years ago, until the foxes steadily stole them away".

Ludlow based Blake and Janette Mackinnon will also be at this year's 'Showing Off'. Blake and Janette make ceramic designer jewellery using their own porcelain and terracotta beads, their range also includes brooches, bracelets, buttons and clocks.
Sculptor and ceramicist Caroline, who works from her studio near Bridgnorth creates hand built and slip cast vessels as well as figurative sculptures. Caroline said "Showing Off is a great opportunity to really show-off what we have all been making and creating throughout the year".
'Showing Off' is open from 10am – 5pm on Saturday 19th October and 10am – 4pm on Sunday 20th of October, admission is free.


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