Working from his Studio in Chalford, nr. Stroud, Martin has been a sculptor for twenty years. His animal sculpts demonstrate a great ability to capture the character of his subject and his wave forms flow from a passion for surfing. Sculpting, mould making and casting his own limited editions here in the Cotswolds.
Martin’s work can currently be seen at our Nailsworth Gallery on Market Street -see our Gallery page for details.
Guy has been drawing and sketching ever since he can remember. During the 90s he was commissioned to draw portraits for famous music artists and has since progressed to developing a highly detailed illustrative style designed to stimulate the viewer’s imagination.
“I have just produced and published my first book in a creative art series entitled “Use Your Imaginaria!” which has been very well received. I have received such a positive and enthusiastic response which is so rewarding after so many months of putting it all together!”
Becky uses an unusual making process called Taxtiles is “textile taxidermy” Techniques used in taxidermy then translated into fabric, yarn and thread, and a process called weave binding to create wonderful creatures. She also uses more traditional embroidering techniques to create pictures of animals.
Yvette Green is a stained glass mosaic artist working from a small studio based in Cirencester, Gloucestershire. Originally from South Africa, Yvette trained in Botany and Education before working in mosaics for the last 10 years. She works primarily with stained glass and glass inclusions and produces mosaics for all areas of the home, specialising in garden mosaics. Her work is inspired by the intense colours of nature and her love of the outdoors. Garden mosaics are designed to interact with their environment, reflecting and refracting light so that they change throughout the day.
Yvette has exhibited widely around Gloucestershire, and mosaicked one of the large hares for the Cirencester March Hare Festival in 2014 and the Cotswold Hare Festival in 2017. She is also a member of the British Association of Modern Mosaic.
Designer Milliner Heather, creates stunning headpieces from contemporary and traditional materials. She designs and makes select seasonal collections and works mainly to commission drawing inspiration from her Client’s personality, outfit and assessories thereby ensuring a hat to complete the look. A limited number of her hats are sold by Fenwick of New Bond Street, London and she was a semi finalist of the Hat Magazine international Hat Designer of the Year competition and believes, in the words of Philip Treacy, “How a hat makes you feel is what a hat is all about”.
Some of Heather’s very latest designs that have been selected by Fenwick of Bond Street to sell in their 2017 Ascot collection! She has also worked alongside Jane Taylor ( milliner to the Duchess of Cambridge and other Royal and celebrity clients)
Heather has now completed her, internationally renowned, City & Guilds Millinery course, at Kensington and Chelsea College, attaining a HNC qualification.
Richards approach bridges both paper cut and collage to create his bold and distinctive style. Every picture is designed, hand cut from card and paper, and layered to create the nished piece.
Inspiration comes from the love for his local countryside and organic forms alike, with a particular appreciation and affection for trees which are often represented in his work.
Often compared to wood or lino cut, his in uences are a collective of both retro and contemporary avours. Certainly his experience as a graphic designer lters through into the more minimalist or iconic representations he creates.
Sonya makes unique, handmade ceramic vases, platters and collectable jewellery at her studio in Bristol. She forages leaves from local arboretums, forests and her own garden to inform her designs.
“All my jewellery pieces have codes on the back relating to a page on my website (collectable jewellery) where customers can search their purchased item to find a corresponding photograph, grid reference and notes on the leaves that inspired the individual piece. ”
Inspiration also comes from her oversees travels, with pieces such as her ‘Sonoran’ vases, created after a trip to the Arizona desert where the Sonoran Cactus thrive.