Curious Things | Barbara Keal, Richard Keal & Jack Stiling
5 December to 8 January
Throughout the Christmas season and into the New Year, a fantastical show of contemporary craft curiosities by woodworker Richard Keal and felt worker Barbara Keal, alongside an astonishing first exhibition of works by new automata artist Jack Stiling.
Creative couple Richard and Barbara Keal live and work alongside each other, and recognising themselves as human members of the family of all living things, they use wood, wool, feathers, grasses and other natural materials to make objects which affirm this timeless relationship.
A recent graduate of University College Falmouth’s Contemporary Crafts degree, automata artist Jack Stiling’s unique talent has earned him his first ever exhibition at New Craftsman. Inspired by classic literature, hand-me-down stories and campfire fables, Stiling’s fantastical objects astonish and entertain, drawing the viewer into a world of marvellous mechanisms, magic and illusion, where curiosity is king and all things are possible.
A special collection of ceramics, painting and jewellery for the Christmas season will also be available at the gallery throughout the show along with new works by Claire Loder, Rachel Larkin, Michael and Tracy Rees, Ilker Cinarel and Mizuyo Yamashita.