David Gates’ furniture commission for ‘Beauty is the First Test’

With the kind support of The National Centre for Craft & Design (NCCD), I was delighted to commission David Gates to make five unique pieces  of exhibition ‘furniture’ to showcase samples, models, small finished pieces, and photo and sketch books about five makers: Gail Baxter, Stella Harding, Carol Quarini, Margo Selby and David himself. Image … More David Gates’ furniture commission for ‘Beauty is the First Test’

Installing ‘Beauty is the First Test’ at Bilston Craft Gallery

This touring exhibition was at Bilston Craft Gallery in Wolverhampton from 7 September to 2nd November 2013. The space is a similar size to the main gallery at NCCD but architecturally it works in a very different way, as internal partitions divide into three zones. The space can be very bright with its integral fillets … More Installing ‘Beauty is the First Test’ at Bilston Craft Gallery

Beauty is the First Test – Touring Exhibition 2012-2014

This exhibition explores how knowledge of either contemporary craft practice or mathematics may increase appreciation of both. The title is from a 1940 essay by accomplished mathematician G H Hardy who declared: ‘The mathematician’s patterns, like the painter’s or the poet’s, must be beautiful, the ideas, like the colours or the words, must fit together … More Beauty is the First Test – Touring Exhibition 2012-2014