Adam Aaronson at Craft in Focus RHS Wisley

Adam Aaronson at Craft in Focus RHS Wisley

We’ve been setting up for Craft in Focus at RHS Wisley which opens tomorrow, Wednesday 25th November and runs through to Sunday 29th November.

This is a super fair full of more than 150 exciting exhibitors so we are looking forward to seeing old friends there and making new ones too. Our stand number is B39 and this will be a splendid day out for visitors as the entrance fee includes access to the RHS gardens. Excellent food as well!

The fair is open from 9am to 6pm every day except on the last day, Sunday when it closes at 5pm.

We have a few vouchers that give you £2 off the entrance fee so if you would like one of these, please email adam@adamaaronson.com

Riverhouse Arts Centre Exhibition

At the Riverhouse Arts Centre Exhibition you can see some of Adam’s “Flame” sculptures.

These are exhibited as part of the Surrey Sculpture Society Exhibition at the Robert Phillips Gallery at the Riverhouse Arts Centre in Walton-on-Thames. The exhibition opened on Wednesday 22 July and runs until Sunday 16th August. Adam has three sculptures in the exhibition. In the main gallery, you can find the group of three turquoise flames shown here. At the foot of the stairs, in the foyer, you will find a group of two amber flames. In the cafe there is a single deep purple flame. The flames are securely attached to a steel base, using unique steel fittings designed by Adam.

Adam’s “Flame” sculptures developed from his “Stone” and “Sail” series of work. Whereas the stones and sails tend to be small objects up to around 35cm tall, the Flames are considerably larger. They are usually around 50cm and 100cm tall. “The flames are really quite massive pieces of glass to have flopping around on the end of a blowing iron. The whole making process is extremely dramatic and requires a good deal of planning and coordination”, Adam says.

Recently a group of nine flames were installed by Adam in a private spa in the South of France. The beautiful transparency of the sculptures perfectly captures the nuances of the Mediterranean light.

Adam is participating in this exhibition at the Riverhouse Arts Centre not only as an exhibitor, but also as the exhibition designer. He very much enjoyed helping to put the whole show together. Adam comments: “From the outset, I noticed that there were some distinct themes emerging in the work submitted. In particular my eye was immediately caught by spirals, animals, children and dancers.  So my aim was to group the work in little enclaves within the gallery.”

 

Surrey Artists Open Studios coming up in June!

Adam will be throwing open the doors to his glassblowing Studio in June to mark his third year participating in the Surrey Artist Open Studios programme.

Visitors will be able to watch glassblowing demonstrations and browse through our on-site gallery. Adam is also offering short “taster” courses in glassmaking for those who would like to have a go! These courses are very popular so please call to book up soon.

Visits and demonstrations are free of charge. Taster courses cost £40 per person for a session which lasts up to an hour and a half, with a maximum of 10 people. You will be able to choose your favorite colour and choose to make a paperweight, bird or heart.

Open days, demonstration times and taster course dates below:

DateTime
Open daySaturday June 6th10am to 5pm
Open daySunday June 7th10am to 5pm
Taster courseThursday June 11th2:30pm to 4pm
DemonstrationsThursday June 11th6pm to 8pm
Taster courseFriday June 12th11am to 12:30pm
DemonstrationsFriday June 12th3:30pm to 5pm
Open daySaturday June 13th10am to 5pm
Open daySunday June 14th10am to 5pm
Taster courseThursday June 18th2:30pm to 4pm
DemonstrationsThursday June 18th6pm to 8pm
Taster courseFriday June 19th11am to 12:30pm
DemonstrationsFriday June 19th3:30pm to 5pm
Open daySaturday June 20th10am to 5pm
Open daySunday June 21st10am to 5pm

www.surreyopenstudios.org.uk