Pip Woods is a ceramicist whose vessels seek to evoke a sense of calm and stillness.
Judy Woods is a painter whose canvasses relish the energy of accidents.
In this first collaboration, the sisters have inspired each other to create an exhibition that bridges their distinctive artistic practices. 
Judy Woods
To Judy painting is an adventure. Her work combines loosely applied paint with controlled intricate patterns or linear formations.

She builds in layers to create a surface full of interest and surprise, and then edits to create a balance between shapes, line, and colour.

With no planning in the process, Judy goes on an intuitive journey with each painting and is driven by curiosity as to the outcome of each individual piece. Each series of paintings informs the next and she follows excitedly anticipating the next development in her mysterious painting adventure.
Pip Woods
The starting point for this group of vessels was the flat, circular handles which were inspired by the 'Eye Idols' of Tell Brak, Syria.

Around the middle of last century, thousands of small stone and ceramic sculptures with very distinctive flat, round ‘eyes’, were unearthed at various temple sites in Syria, dating back to 3,300BC. The idols are varied in their decoration and body form, and appear to be personalised. Nobody really knows the true story behind these sculptures, some theorise they were offerings to an ‘all-seeing’ female deity, others suggest they were devotional offerings to improve failing eye-sight, or that they were some form of functional tool. The mystery remains as to how these people of ancient times were responding to events in their lives, and what role these small objects played.

The Spotted Amphora vessels bring a more playful tone to the collection, and all are watched over by The Guardian.