It’s not everyday a touch of African culture rolls into town and that’s exactly what’s happening at Squire’s Garden Centre in Milford.
From Tuesday 19th August local artist and staff member at Squire’s Milford, Katie Netley will display a stunning ceramic exhibition exclusive to Squire’s titled ‘The Clay Garden’. The collection now available to view in the centre’s outside garden area is made-up of beautiful handcrafted basins and totem poles, all constructed of Crank clay and slab. Each item has been individually fired-stoned and executed with a variety of bright patterns, drawing on Katie’s inspiration of totemic tribal artifacts, folklore and celebrations of rituals and organic life.
Sarah Squire, Deputy Chairman, Squire’s Garden Centres said:
“As a family-run business we value our staff greatly and aim to support them where we can. Katie is an extremely talented artist and as her employer we are only too delighted to display her work at Squire’s Milford.
“The exhibition itself is an absolute ‘must-see’ and we’re confident the tantalizing, bright and outspoken artifacts will generate a lot of customer interest.”
Artist Katie Netley and Squire’s member of staff adds: “I was delighted to bring ‘The Clay Garden’ to Milford. When I first started designing it my main aim was to capture a style that not only transports people to Africa but one that makes their outdoor space bright and fun.”
‘The Clay Garden’ collection will be on display until the end of September. Each item is available to buy with 10% of its price going to Milford’s local charity of the year – Shooting Star Chase Children’s Hospice Care Guildford. Prices range from £65-£2000 and can only be purchased at Squire’s Milford while stocks last.