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.
Jeanette is inspired by landscapes and nature in her surroundings and places she has visited. She has lived in some spectacular areas of Britain including North Devon and the Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire.
The lustrous and vibrant colours that can be achieved from enamelling are why Jeanette likes to work with this medium. It is always exciting to see the final picture once the piece has been fired and cooled. Results are not always predictable. Jeanette likes to make each picture special and a one off in its own right.
Jeanette hand cuts stencils from local scenes, trees and plants that have inspired her. She also uses interesting leaves, especially ferns; seed heads and any foliage that once pressed would make ideal stencils for the dry sifting process of enamelling.
Jeanette also produces a beautiful range of unique, perfectly formed, small copper bowls that she enamels ‘freehand’ .
House names / number enamels can be made to order. The theme and colours can be tailored to your requirements. Contact Jeanette to discuss
Windrush, High Street
Chris has always had a fascination with making objects. He likes to think he began his journey to becoming a blacksmith as a young child playing with Lego, ever since then he has jumped at the chance to play with any sort of material, using a variety of different techniques. Going through school he worked with wood, plastics, clay and sheet metal but nothing really grabbed him until he went on a weekend blacksmithing course shortly after turning 18. There was something about forging hot steel that he instantly fell in love with.
Using fire as a creative rather than destructive tool and seeing how the application of extreme heat turns steel into a wonderfully malleable material. Creating fluid and elegant forms from a heavy material which is usually literally ‘hard as nails’.
Chris spent 3 years at Hereford College of Arts earning a BA in Artist Blacksmithing, in the spring of 2013 he started his business ‘Chris The Smith’ and he’s been going at it hammer and tongs ever since!
He has been creating both sculptural and practical hand forged items from his workshop near Birmingham. He specialises in creating contemporary, hand forged, bespoke articles using simple yet elegant forms
Chris also runs experience sessions for members of the public who have always wanted to have a go at blacksmithing.
22 Middle Lane
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