LOUISE SANT, FAMILY & FRIENDS: WOODBRIDGE, NOV 27-DEC 3
JEWELLER Louise Sant is exhibiting her latest work in time for Christmas at Artspace in Woodbridge.
Louise designs and creates unique pieces of jewellery inspired by nature, particularly marine subjects. For 37 years, she has sold through stores, galleries and exhibitions, in the UK and abroad, collaborating with a dazzling and diverse array of partners from Liberty, Harrods, Fortnum and Mason, Kew Gardens, Royal Pavilion Brighton and De Beers. Pieces designed by Louise can be found in the V&A Museum and the National Museum of Scotland. For the past eight years she sold through Sant Studio in Woodbridge.
Originally from London, Louise established her studio in Aldeburgh in 2005. Her distinctive work – contemporary with a classic twist – has captured a broad and loyal following. She works in silver and gold, handmade or cast from her originals, to create feminine, wearable pieces, that reflect her love of colour through beautiful fresh water pearls and handpicked gemstones. Her hand finishes give each piece its own textural quality. You can see more of her work at www.louisesant.co.uk
Louise will be showing her new work in an exhibition with her artist sister, Claire Fried, (oils), and her mother, Audrey Sant, (pastels) at Artspace, a space which can be hired by the week by individual artists or art groups.
This month you can also see the work of painter Kate Giles (December 4-10). Kate spent much of her life living and working in East Anglia, in Suffolk until a few years ago and then back in Norfolk where she grew up. Her work is concentrates on the elusive yet distinct spirit of place.
From December 11-17 Artspace hosts recent works by four very different artists, Sarah Baddon Price, Kate Felton, Claire Fried, and Emma Green.
Until November 25 you can catch Ipswich Art Society, which for the first time in its history is staging an exhibition of small works outside Ipswich. This exhibition features paintings, sculptures and prints, produced by members of the society. It’s a great opportunity to buy original art work produced by professional artists at competitive prices just before Christmas.
The Ipswich Art Society, established in 1874, has a rich heritage of promoting the visual arts in Ipswich with membership including famous East Anglian artists such as Harry Becker, Colin Moss, Sir Alfred Munnings, Leonard Squirrell, Edward Seago and Anna Airy.
ARTSPACE Woodbridge 64 Thoroughfare Woodbridge IP12 1AL www.artw.co.uk Open on exhibition days 10am to 5pm seven days a week. Opening hours may vary by show in which case they will be displayed on the specific exhibition details. Please check before visiting.
Cage earrings with fresh water pearl, Louise Sant
Starfish with amazonite and turquoise, Louise Sant