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Sally Burnett GNCCF 2017 Exhibition Prize selection

Sally Burnett GNCCF 2017 Exhibition Prize selection / Thursday 1st June 2017 - Friday 30th June 2017

Bluecoat Display Centre have chosen Sally from the selection of artists exhibiting their works at Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair 2016 Manchester. Her work will appear In The Window here for the month of June in 2017. This is the first time Sally has been exhibited in the gallery and will introduce her work to our audience. The selection panel  felt her designs were beautiful of a particularly high standard

I am a designer-maker in wood.

For many years I specialised in the design and manufacture of glass vessels and panels and large ceramic installations, for both private and commercial clients.

More recently though I have become fascinated with wood, particularly creating work from freshly felled trees, timber known as green wood. A living material that moves and twists as you work it. The shapes and textures that can be created are endless.

It is a material which can be used to create both practical items and artistic creations. It can be manipulated by the artist but the many inclusions, knots and grain patterns often dictate shape and design forcing the artist to reconsider a piece during the making process. It is both a pleasure to work green wood, and a challenge”.

– Sally Burnett

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