Christian Ovonlen at Compton Verney History in the Making: Stories of materials and makers

Opening Saturday 21 October 2023

Christian Ovonlen’s Botanical silks feature in this major exhibition at the beautiful Compton Verney estate in Warwickshire. It promises to be an exciting new show that brings together outstanding examples of historic craft from the collection of Woburn Abbey, with recent creations by some of the most exciting makers working today from the collection of the Crafts Council, for a unique exploration of materials and making across the ages.

“From a monumental mid-17th century Mortlake tapestry, woven to a design by the great Italian Renaissance artist Raphael – on loan from Woburn Abbey for the first time – to expressive hand-painted silks by award-winning artist and designer Christian Ovonlen, and precious 18th century silverware made by French Huguenot migrants, to highly personal glazed ceramic vessels by rising-star ceramic artist Shawanda Corbett, this exhibition presents a treasure-trove of unique and fascinating objects.”

For more information visit Compton Verney
The exhibition is open: Saturday 21 Oct 2023 to Sunday 11 Feb 2024