Catherine Martin is a sculptor who works with stone from her workshop overlooking the Malvern Hills.
The stone and its qualities are what inspires her work, whether it is a slate shoal of fish or a limestone carving of a head. Catherine likes to find ways to give life and energy to a material that is seen to be solid and heavy. She works in limestones, sandstones, slates and marbles and enjoys the diversity of the textures and colours within them.
Catherine first trained in Fine Art Sculpture at Falmouth College of Art and Chelsea School of Art before doing her apprenticeship in stonemasonry at York Minster. After completing her apprenticeship she went on to be a full-time stonemason at the Minster before moving to Malvern to use her knowledge of stone in her sculpture.
David was born in Staffordshire in 1964 and studied art at Leek Art College. His early career was spent as a survey assistant with the British Deer Society where he monitored the population numbers, behaviour and movements of Fallow Deer in north Staffordshire.
David’s training and background mean he is able to work in many media and explore diverse subjects. However, his lifelong passions for sculpture and wildlife draw him instinctively to sculpting the animal form.
David’s career as an artist has found him working freelance in a commercial capacity for sculpture design studios across the UK. He also spent several years in house in the design studios of Royal Doulton. Later he lectured at Gloucester College Art dept.
Each piece is the result of field observation and starts with sketches before being transposed to clay. David’s experience means he understands the importance of anatomical precision to the finished piece and he takes great care in the early stages of the sculpting process to ensure that every detail of movement and gesture is rendered accurately. Such attention during these stages allows him to explore textures, finishes and moods in the later stages of the piece, giving each one a unique and distinctive identity.
David sculpts pieces for numbered bronze editions. He also accepts public and private commissions.
Wendy Murphy WMM Silver
Wendy Murphy, of WMM Silver, is a silversmith designer/maker of sterling silver and gold jewellery for discerning customers who enjoy working in collaboration to come up with something different and unique. Whilst enjoying making customised piece, Wendy also has a collection range on her website, wmmsilver.co.uk. As a qualified and experienced teacher, Wendy is passionate about passing on her skills and knowledge, acquired over the past 20+ years, to others who share her love of creative design. Still working for Adult Education, and twice being graded OFSTED “Outstanding”, she also runs regular private courses, workshop weekends and one-off taster sessions for beginners and improvers around the country earning herself the tag, “The Travelling Silversmith”. She has seen hundreds of budding silversmiths come through the doors and emerge confident having achieved amazing results by being taken step-by-step through the processes of traditional silversmithing techniques.
Our bears are made from locally sourced fleeces. They are hand-spun and knitted.
We like to use a range of sheep breeds, including Welsh Black, Jacob, Badger-Face and Texel wools. We also use a range of dyes to give colours for the bears’outfits.
As well as the sheep wool, we spin and knit with Alpaca, Angora and multi-coloured silks.
The bears are stuffed with wool. Each bear is totally unique, labelled with its own name and wool details.
Sarah and Jo. Tel: 01432850003 / 880821
A UK designer whose hand drawn nature-focused illustrations feature on homeware, stationery and gifts that have been featured in the Guardian, Ideal Home, Good Homes Magazine, and a range of independent stockists. All her designs are created using the same method: Bamboo grows in the studio garden, which she cuts and whittles into dip pens. She then uses coloured inks to layer up the illustrations. Everything is proudly made in the UK to the highest eco standards and sent from her Herefordshire studio. Now everyone can enjoy a piece of the outdoors in their homes.
Come and be inspired, and see www.katemoby.com for more.
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Glass designer maker Jill Bagnall designs and makes her colourful studio glass at her studio, Fusing Ideas Glass on the edge of the Shropshire Hills.
“The interplay of colour & light is my inspiration. Glass with its extraordinary ability to refract, reflect and transmit, plays with colour & light. Its’ strength can also be deceptive, and all in all it makes a seductive material to work with. I love creating, usually, abstract designs and experimenting with colour combinations. Then shaping that artwork into something which can be functional and/or decorative or most often a coalescence of the two.
I was born and bred in Herefordshire. In the early 1980’s I became interested in art photography using black and white as my medium and had some success with a few exhibitions.
I have always had a love affair with motorcycles and at my retirement from competing I had achieved second in the British Nationals and well placed in the top ten in Europe. Once I had retired from racing I looked for something to do with my creative mind and started to make some astonishing human powered vehicles made from old bicycles.
It was while making these vehicles with scrap bicycles that I thought of using scrap metal to create art pieces. I design and create clocks, interior design sculpture and garden pieces.
I have a pop-up gallery in my garden – please phone to find out opening times on 01981251168 or 07778039934.
www.paulsmetalcrafting.com. There is a link to my FaceBook pageon the website.
Claire Vaughan Designs
Specialising in images from the natural world, and inspired by garden, countryside and Britain’s wildlife coast, Claire’s range of handmade and/or hand finished products include: Cards, Framed Prints, Bookmarks, Drinks Bottles, glass coasters, leather goods and now homeware ceramics. All using her artwork, created free-hand from ink with Gouaches paint, most things are produced in her bindery at home.
Now based in Herefordshire’s Golden Valley, she designs and manufactures gifts and stationery to the highest, yet affordable, quality. Using materials sourced across Britain, with ethics in mind. Environmental responsibility is high on the list. As well as her ‘off the shelf’ products, Claire accepts personal and corporate commissions, licenses work and offers copyright deals.
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
Ed Elliott is a young and highly innovative sculptor working with a variety of materials, currently concentrating on wood. His large scale figurative work has attracted nationwide attention and helped him to become one of the nation’s leading sculptors in this medium, with public works in six counties. Ed has won national acclaim with a number of National Trust commissions, among which he created a striking wooden angel figure with a 14ft wingspan, exhibited at Mottisfont Abbey in Hampshire.
In Ed’s own words, “Sculpture is a language for me and I aim to create a memorable presence with my work. Finding the right environments for sculpture is crucial in finishing many pieces and making them sing.”
Web: www.edelliott.co.uk. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 07845807473
Social media: Ed Elliott Sculpture
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.
Throughout a farming childhood,art school and a career in graphics/illustration nature has always obsessed me.Drawn by both its seeminglyunpredictable mayhemand its seasonal certainties,I enjoy capturing these subjects in acrylics and watercolours.
Glewstone, Ross on Wye. 01989 770760
Originally from Bulgaria, Mariana has worked in France for 10 years before coming to England. She has been living in rural Worcestershire, with her husband Simon, for almost 18 years. Her studio is behind their home in Hollybush, an earth-sheltered house built by Simon. The little hillside, with all the birds, animals, trees and plants is a small paradise they enjoy every day.
The natural world around their house inspires Mariana’s work, who is fascinated by the individuality of leaves, flowers and stalks even within the same plant family. The process of transforming plants into glass is complex, using glass powder, and several kiln firings. This makes each piece unique.
Tel: 01531 632486
Lucia is a fine art printmaker working mainly in the medium of collographs, developing an initial idea, sketch or photograph into a carefully constructed intaglio plate.
This is printed in black and white then painted with colour washes, making each one unique.