Lunar Studio


Tuesday 19 - Sunday 24 March 2019
10 am - 5 pm Tuesday - Saturday and 10 am - 4 pm on Sunday

Opening View: Tuesday 19 March, 6 - 8 pm

Admission free

Alice Antliff

Bethany Antliff

Renovat Moody

Susan Holmes


Recent graduates of the Plymouth College of Arts BA (Hons) 3D Design Craft course, these four artists specialise in ceramics and glass and show works inspired by the natural world with a consideration for man’s impact through global warming and marine pollution. They aim to raise funds to set up their own energy-efficient glassblowing and ceramics studio with space and equipment for artists to rent, and offering taught courses in glass, ceramics and engraving.

Born in Burundi in the heart of Africa, Renovat Destiny Itangishaka Moody is now a British Citizen whose cultural heritage is a strong influence in his blown glass pieces. When he sells work he sends half of the proceeds back to Burundi to buy cows which live on his family land, and he plans to breed cattle on a larger scale and to donate some of the milk yield and harvest produce to local people in an attempt to alleviate poverty. In the longer term he hopes to be able to provide employment and play his part in alleviating poverty in the region.

Alice Antliff’s ceramics and glass work often seems fragile and intricate, representing the delicate qualities of plants and flowers. For Alice they are not only beautiful - they also make the world go round, creating the basis for life on this planet by providing food, shelter and oxygen and helping us with the fight against global warming by removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Recently Alice has been looking at her own impact on the environment within her making and has started engraving on second hand glass and casting with recycled glass, meaning that no new materials are used to create her work.

Susan Holmes is a mixed media artist working mainly in glass and ceramic. She takes her inspiration from the natural world, strongly influenced by the elemental nature of form and the energetic vibrational frequencies which inform her practice. Inspired by the ever evolving and expanding nature of being and influenced by simplistic nature, her designs seek to embody the human sense of imagining nature into functional forms and seek to express the beauty of the senses in functional pieces.

Bethany Antliff has developed a language with a multitude of materials, her concern and questioning for human consumption and the damage it causes to inspirational habitats and ecosystems becoming an inherent part of her work. Combining glass and ceramic she has explored the symbiotic relationships of lichen on land and coral in the ocean. She aims to inspire appreciation and consideration for the natural world, encouraging a more harmonious way of life.