6 June 2024 - 27 July 2024

Ash & Plumb is the creative partnership of Barnaby Ash & Dru Plumb, who work in their shared workshop in the South Downs. They specialise in making distinctive and individual sculptural artworks and vessels. Using responsibly sourced green (unseasoned) Oak for their sculptural creations, they collaborate in a way which celebrates the natural beauty of the tree, embracing every aspect of its character.

Echoes draws on historical forms which are translated into a contemporary visual language of their own, a practice they had begun to develop during their first solo exhibition with The Gallery in 2021. Their practice has significantly evolved in the last few years, both in terms of increased complexity of the vessels but also the breadth of their historical references. They have created a significant and diverse variety of forms that play with proportion and scale from a set of miniature vessels through to monumental vessels up to 80cm in height.

Born: 1988, 1987
Place of Birth: Edinburgh and Perth, Western Australia

Ash & Plumb was created by design duo Barnaby Ash and Dru Plumb, born of a desire to honour naturally sustainable materials; crafting unique and functional works that breathe life into the living spaces they inhabit.

β€˜In an increasingly mass-produced culture, we have decided to walk a different path; paying tribute to traditional craft in a modern context we realise classically formed pieces that allow the natural beauty of the material to shine. We consider ourselves editors not creators of nature’s finest work. For this new collection, we wanted to symbolise the strength that comes with a diverse and physically connected community; communities that we have all been so starved of in recent times and yet are so essential to our sense of belonging and support systems. Each piece we have created is unique in character and form whilst bearing a familial aesthetic that brings them together, celebrating the magnificent diversity within our native hardwoods that mirrors that of our own human counterparts.’ – Ash & Plumb

Ash & Plumb present their second solo exhibition with The Gallery in June-July 2024 – Echoes.

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