12 Oct 2015 – 7 Nov 2015

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Monday - Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm
Saturday 10.00am - 2.00pm

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Plymouth College of Art

Plymouth, United Kingdom


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By repeating a singular form, action or process and intensively layering and building pattern, makers create opportunity for variation and unexpected discoveries. Through attempting to replicate elements within an object, the makers presented in this exhibition, allow for infinite possibility.


The process of making by hand can be a valuable trigger for determining an outcome; allowing for subtle changes in design, aesthetic and form to be driven by intuition. The machine, in contrast, allows for precise replicas to be created ‘perfectly’, presenting opportunities for complex and accurate designs to be produced.

The exhibition features 18 makers from the Crafts Council Collection and beyond, revealing the potential to embrace both machine and handmade processes. It seeks to question where we place value within contemporary craft, asking audiences to consider how each item in the exhibition has been produced.

Angela Jarman / Dail Behennah / Drummond Masterton / Esther Ward / Geoffrey Mann / Jane Atfield / Jo Hayes-Ward / Junko Mori / Max Lamb / Naoko Sato / Pauline Burbidge / Rachael Woodman & Neil Wilkin / Ruth Harrison / Sally Freshwater / Shuna Rendel / Tord Boontje / Yoko Izawa

Echo is curated by a group of 8 second year Contemporary Craft students, working with the support of the Crafts Council and the exhibitions team at Plymouth College of Art.

Curated by: Fern Robinson, Frances Phillips, Helen Creedy, Joanne Tyler, Kate Lyons-Miller, Sarah-Jane Rossi, Sophie Holland and Sybella Buttress.


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