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.
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.