A selection of ceramic pieces by Abbie Sunter which show a Snow Leopard, Skull and Wombat

If You Were Church

Abbie Sunter is pleased to announce the opening of her first solo exhibition at Banks Mill Studios, If You Were Church. 

This collection of brand new work explores the beliefs of different cultures from around the world and how each one worships and reveres the animals that lived alongside them. Each sculpture is a unique piece that seeks to connect it to the culture that has inspired it. In a time when we have all been confined to one place, this exhibition really is a trip around the world. 

The show will open on Fri 21 May from 6-8 pm with the opportunity to explore the artist's studio and purchase work from Abbie and her studio partner, ceramicist and potter James Pettinger. 

Abbie joined the Banks Mill community late in 2018 and works across a variety of mediums, her primary choice however, is clay.  From a young age she has been fascinated by history, ancient cultures and religious or occult practices from around the world.  Drawing heavily on the influences of nature and world cultures, her work aims to reconnect the viewer to nature through the familiar themes of reverence and worship.

The exhibition will be open to the public week days, 9am-3pm from 24 May until 25 June.

To find out more about Abbie and her work visit her website, and follow her on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for updates.


Covid-19 Safety:

Please note that masks and NHS track and trace will be mandatory for the launch event and studio visit on 21 May and will be limited to six people at time, or two households.  During busy periods it might be necessary to queue outside.

Hand sanitiser will be provided. 

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