KUNSTHUIS Gallery’s annual ceramics presents work by leading UK and International ceramicists.

‘Shades of Clay’ includes work by 32 ceramicists living and working both in the UK and Internationally who are pushing the boundaries of their creative practice.

The exhibition celebrates our belief that ceramics can engage, inspire and invite the contemplation of the process of design.

Selected artists include Charik Saragouda, Jan Bulley, Jen Dwyer, Judith Glover, Niamh Harte, Kay Latto to name a few who explore and challenge the versatility of clay both as a creative, functional and sculptural medium.

They explore the properties of a material that is both universal and sustainable, whilst also exploring the dialogues of form and surface.

These concerns are developed through practical experimentation where the artists test a variety of techniques to explore different methods of manipulating materials and surfaces.

Kunsthuis opened in May 2014 and is a vibrant space to encounter both contemporary International and British art. The gallery sells paintings, prints, glass, ceramics, bronze, sculpture, jewellery and more. It is a bright and quiet space away from the hustle and bustle, perfect for relaxing and enjoying art.

The gallery was finalists of the Welcome to Yorkshire’s ‘Arts & Culture’ category for the White Rose Awards 2016 & 2017.

A Mulled Wine Afternoon of Art will be held at the Kunsthuis Gallery on Sunday, November, 5, 2-4pm to mark the opening of the exhibition.

The exhibition runs from Friday, November 3 to Sunday, January 7, 2018.

Kunsthuis is open Friday - Sunday, 11am - 4pm.

Kunsthuis Contemporary Art Gallery is located at Dutch house, Mill Green Farm, Crayke, York, North Yorkshire, YO61 4TT.

For further information email clare@kunsthuisgallery.com, phone 07495270007, or go to www.kunsthuisgallery.com