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.
Handmade sculptures in native timbers and hand-carved country sticks. Commissions welcome.
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.
An award winning calligrapher and botanical artist. Clients include The Royal Family, National Silver Collection and Diana Ross.
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.
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.
Karen is a glassmaker, she started her journey into glass by studying architectural glass at Queens Road School of Art in Bristol.
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.
Individually designed and handcrafted silver and gold jewellery alongside a range of other precious, non-precious and mixed metal pieces.
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.
Fiona is a lampworker and jewellery designer from Cheltenham.
Julie Sutton – 1945 – 2018
Very sadly, Julie passed away in September.
She was one of our longest serving members and was always a passionate and committed member of our group. Julie served on our Committee for many years and was always a rational and sensible influence. She was always kind, quiet and unassuming but certainly stood her ground on matters that she felt passionate about. We will miss her very much.