Clive Barrett – Ceramics and photography

Ceramics and photography may, at first seem strange bed fellows. Using both disciplines can lead to new and different creative conclusions. Raku pots inspired by photographs of beaches and cliffs around the Bristol Channel.

4 Ladysmith Road
Gloucester
GL1 5EW.
TEL: 01452 424 605
MOB: 07733 257 466
Email address: Clivebarrett10@hotmail.com

Cheryl Cracknell – Designer Feltmaker

Cheryl Cracknell is a textile artist and tutor working with raw merino wool, silk, alpaca and other fibres which she combines in a feltmaking process to produce textural pieces of art and wearables, such as scarves and stoles. She takes her inspiration from a close observation of nature, the wonderful colours of which are reflected in her work. She hand dyes the wool and silk in her Worcestershire studio to obtain subtle variations of shade and tone, and their careful placement gives atmosphere and depth to her designs. The technique used ensures that every piece is a unique artwork.

Honeylands
Abberton Road
Bishampton Nr Pershore
WR10 2LU
Tel: 01386 462385
Email: cherylcracknell1950@gmail.com

Valerie Dugan – Calligrapher and Botanical Artist

An award winning calligrapher and botanical artist. Clients include The Royal Family, National Silver Collection and Diana Ross.

Malvern RHS Spring Show

Valerie’s paintings, accepted by Wisley and Kew, won a RHS Silver Medal.

 

Tel : 01453 298472 / 07818 215852

E-mail : valerieduganartist@fsmail.net

Yvonne Halton -Ceramic Artist

Yvonne has worked with clay for several years. She originally trained as a teacher and first jobs included teaching clay techniques and therapy at hospitals and a prison in Northumberland.

She set up her first workshop next to the North Oxford Canal in Warwickshire where her parents ran a narrowboat business.  This included making personalised pots for the British Waterways and canal boats.

She now has a workshop in Saltford near Bath, where she produces individual ceramic vessels. These are decorated with brightly coloured bold illustrations inspired by everyday humorous situations and comical creatures. Ideas come from looking around at people, landscapes, events and animals. The clay is weighed out, carefully thrown to different shapes, and handles attached the next day. The clay sheets are rolled out with a slab roller, and assembled into flat or square shapes when the clay has stiffened slightly to hold its shape. The illustration is then scratched onto the surface, textures pressed into the clay and when dry, underglazes painted on to colour the design.

These pots are fired to high earthenware temperatures and finished with a transparent glaze. The kiln fires up to around 1180 degrees centigrade. Yvonne has two kilns, one 5cu ft., and another for smaller firings and experimenting with test pieces.

She sells her work in galleries and exhibitions around the UK

You can find more examples of work on her website.
email: yvonnehalton@yahoo.co.uk

Southview House,
45 High Street,
Saltford,
Bristol BS31 3EJ

Tel: 01225 354477
Mobile: 077860 33417

 

Website: www.yvonnehalton.co.uk
Facebook: Yvonne Halton Ceramics
Email: yvonnehalton@yahoo.co.uk

Paul Hannaby -Creative Woodturning

Paul is a woodturner, tutor and author. He produces a wide range of turned items mainly from wood but also incorporating other materials such as stone, pewter and resin.   Included in the range of  turned wood produced by Paul are vases, hollow forms, goblets, natural edge and burr bowls, platters and pens.

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Karen Lilley – Blown and kiln-cast glass

Karen is a glassmaker, she started her journey into glass by studying architectural glass at Queens Road School of Art in Bristol. Since then she has taken a part-time course in glass craft and a number of master classes to learn a range of glass making techniques from hot, furnace glass, casting, fusing, flame-working and cold-working glass.  Part of Karen’s love of glass is that she is always learning and developing new ideas to bring to her glass.

Karen is currently making a range of plates, bowls and vessels in her Bristol studio, fusing glass, exploring crackle techniques, stripes and irridescent patterns.  She also enjoys the magic of working with hot glass and hires a hot shop to blow glass, making paperweights and baubles.

Karen’s latest work is on permanent display at the Cotswold Craftsmen’s Gallery in Nailsworth. Commissions Welcome

 

Lilley Glass Designs

Website: www.lilleyglassdesigns.co.uk

Email: lilleyglassdesigns@gmail.com

Mobile: 07835260569

 

Nat Morley – Woodcut Prints

Nat produces bold and lively woodcut prints inspired by her passion for wildlife. She carves her blocks out of MDF with linocutting tools and prints them individually by hand. Her designs depict characterful creatures and often contain a feeling of movement and vitality.

 

Website: www.natmorley.co.uk
Email: natmorley710@btinternet.com
Mobile: 07774 025570

Studio: Wimberley Park Knapp Lane Brimscombe GL5 2TH

Hazel Morris – Jeweller/Goldsmith

Individually designed and handcrafted silver and gold jewellery alongside a range of other precious, non-precious and mixed metal pieces. Designs inspired by Anglo-Saxon culture created with a contemporary feel. From large cast one-off pieces in silver or bronze to intricate diamond set platinum rings. Commissions taken to makers or customers design in most metals.

Visit Hazel’s website  at to see a fuller range of work or call in at our gallery in Nailsworth where she permanently has work on show. Hazel is happy to meet you at the gallery or at her workshop by appointment.

 

1a, Hallidays Mill
London Road
Chalford
Stroud
GLOS
GL6 8NR

Tel: 07961 914957

Website: www.arkanejewellery.co.uk
Email: haze.morris@virgin.net

 

Lorna Rankin – Artist

Lorna trained at Liverpool John Moore’s University and worked as a graphic designer and freelance architectural illustrator.  Building on this experience she worked in traditional watercolour for a period producing paintings of many places in the Southwest and West Midlands.

Gradually, new work became more abstract, compositions developing from montages of landscape, garden and coastal images painted in acrylic inks. These are arrived at by using lots of sketches from life and reference materials assembled in a layered technique, and showing traces of Cubist influence and also similarities to English painters of the 1920/30s

Print editions of all work available.

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Lorna Rankin
74 Egerton Road,
Bristol, BS7 8HP
Tel: 0117 942 3875

Website: www.lornarankinartist.co.uk

Fiona Sands -Lampwork and enamelled jewellery

Fiona is a lampworker and jewellery designer from Cheltenham.

Lampwork is the art of making glass beads. Fiona uses both soft and hard glass melting, twisting and blowing clear and coloured glass rods and tubes to create unique sets of glass beads.

‘All my beads are kiln annealed for strength. I then make them into jewellery using my own hand forged sterling silver clasps, connectors and ear wires.’

1, Brown Close,Cheltenham, Glos., GL51 0DS
Tel : 01242 578 595
E-mail : effemess@hotmail.co.uk
Website : www.borobeads.co.uk

Julie Sutton – Ceramic Creations

Julie designs and creates a range of unusual and individual wall hangings, figures , birds and jewellery which are made from smooth stoneware clay, kiln fired to 1000c and then hand painted with acrylics.
The earrings, brooches and pendants are finished with an iridescent colour which catches the light.
The wall hangings are modelled in low relief with careful attention to detail.
The figures and birds are free standing.
Julie’s inspiration comes from the buildings and wildlife of the Cotswolds where she lives and works.
The colours and textures found in pond life, trees and lakes, and the mellow stone of Cotswold buildings are something Julie likes to capture in her work .
Recent pieces have a more abstract feel with emphasis on the interplay between colours and shapes.
Julie is pleased to take commissions and can make panels of particular houses from photographs.

7, Nursery View,
Siddington,
Cirencester,
Glos.
GL7 6HN
Tel : 01285 651314
E-mail : jsuttonart@hotmail.com