Caroline completed an M.A. In Fine Art at Gloucestershire University in 2014. She has had great success with her stories about Oscar, her mischievous mutt and his adventures and has recently been taken on by a publisher. Her larger scale work in oils and mixed media are lively interpretations of the subject that are both colourful and dynamic. Caroline is looking forward to working from The Trumpet in a newly refurbished studio and gallery.
Claire works predominately in clay, but she also has a passion for drawing and painting. Form and colour dominates her work which is inspired by nature and her love of art history. Claire has been teaching full time for the past nineteen years, but has recently become self‐employed to enable her to focus on her own creativity. In addition she teaches workshops in both two and three dimensional media, and working on commissions in either paint or clay.
E-mail email@example.com Tel: 01531 631245 mobile: 07913246719
Claudia Petley & Paul Shepherd
After twenty years of traditional blacksmithing, making gates and candlesticks, Claudia and Paul have recently followed their love of nature and the great outdoors.This new direction has seen them produce a wide range of garden art. Their interest in sculptural forms has led to the development of life size birds and animals. These pieces are formed out of beaten, forged and welded steel. These are then galvanised, etched and left to weather naturally.
Ed is a national sculptor making large, predominantly figurative work for private and public collections.
The background to my work is that it’s the distillation of many years of experimentation and exploration of ideas and materials. My current work is hand-built at my studio in Hereford and salt-fired in the Welsh Borders. I have also had success using saggar boxes with included natural elements such as seaweed and other organic matter. Both techniques can produce interesting and unique results. In each piece I attempt to capture the movement, life and essence of the subject. Each piece is a one-off. Please feel free to contact me for further information on any aspect of my work.
Originally from Dublin and now living in rural Herefordshire, Jenny has been a basketmaker since the early 1990’s, learning her craft mostly in the West of Ireland, but also from expert basketmakers in England and France. She is inspired by rugged nature, rocks and trees, but also by the way nature renders even ugly things beautiful, preferring to work with ‘unstripped’ willow with its variety of texture and colour.
Harriet is a watercolour artist specialising in botanical/flower painting. Influenced by the beautiful Herefordshire countryside and the plants that thrive in fields and gardens she began painting in earnest after bringing up her family. Flowers are charming and vegetables also have their own fascination – Harriet sets out to capture all plants with intricate detail, avoiding sterile ‘clinical precision’ but encouraging the viewer to look closer into the wonderful world of plants, their colour and their structure in a way which is accessible.
Kyla Henry Jewellery
Kyla has worked with precious metals, gemstones, porcelain and other materials for over twenty years. She creates unique pieces combining these materials using both traditional and modern techniques often drawing inspiration from nature and her local surroundings. She has gained recognition for her unique petal, leaf and other ‘natural’ shapes that when combined creates stunning jewellery suitable for any occasion.
Contemporary Jewellery Artist
Mizuki creates contemporary sculptural jewellery that sits like a drawing on the body. She examines the balance in space, working with paper-thin porcelain, vitreous enamel elements and silver lines to weave a narrative into her jewellery.
Nik finds metal an exciting medium, the warm characteristics of copper and brass sit perfectly with the wooden elements; contrasts intrigue him and he invites them into the creative process.. Deep sea creatures and insects are prominent in his current practice; the unearthly forms coincide with Nik’s love of science fiction. The use of reclaimed objects as a starting point for the work is now a common occurrence.
Web: www.nikburns.com Tel: 07800 634071
Printmaker & Paper-cut Artist
Sharon is a full time professional artist specialising in these two very different forms of art, producing original, very limited edition pieces for general sale and on commission. Her printmaking draws heavy influence from iconic brands we see around us every day. Her latest works are glimpses of two of the favourite brands of ‘mothers ruin’ – Gin. In contrast, her paper-cut art features flora and fauna, arranged in intriguing and stimulating formations to create three dimensional pictures set against contrasting coloured backgrounds.