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‘Shadows On The Grass’ Garden Sculpture

Opens on Saturday May 4th 2019    

The exhibition will run throughout the year.

After the rigours of winter we look forward to longer days, balmy evenings and  with Summer around the corner our thoughts are turning to our gardens.  With this in mind we will be opening our annual garden sculpture exhibition ‘Shadows On The Grass’, showing the work of talented British designer/makers in a variety of media. 

New to the gallery for 2019 is Andrew Roache, retired veterinary surgeon, with a keen eye to animal anatomy. Most of his work is intended for outdoor display so is life-size or larger. He favours iron resin because it lends itself well to animal subjects and each cast matures in an interesting and individual way.

Paul Bearman, another new exhibitor, has created a collection of lively animal pieces for the garden in rugged cement fondue with a copper paint finish. Paul was born in London and studied sculpture at the City and Guilds of London Art School.

Ann Campbell’s ceramic sculpture reflects her lifelong interest in animals. Without sentimentality but with acute observation based on empathy she represents animals and birds as archetypes of themselves. The sheep, birds, baboons, zebras and horses formed in Ann’s studio have a presence of playful solemnity, a gravitas and grace that derives from Ann’s experience and love of animals.

Toff Milway throws salt glazed garden pots. He has developed his own pottery style and an increasing diversity of Salt-glaze techniques which include dipping, pouring and trailing liquid clay slips, with scraffito and roulette decoration on to a very fine Ball clay based body.

David England carves in Portland and Forest Of Dean stone. His collection of original work will include the ever favourite Green man design.

Several artist blacksmiths will be showing a collection of their latest work in forged iron and stainless steel, where the visitor will discover green men, poppies, ferns, dandelions, sheep, herons, owls, kingfisher, humming birds as well as abstract pieces, those with a practical bent will find garden furniture, garden arch and plant supports. Some will be galvanised to protect them from the weather and some will feature hand blown glass.

Finally, long established sculptor Helen Sinclair produces limited edition and unique contemporary sculpture in stone resin. 

Each piece of garden sculpture is designed to give hours of pleasure to enhance time spent in the garden.

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‘Shadows On The Grass’ Garden Sculpture

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‘Song Of The Earth’ Spring Exhibition 2019 Opens on Saturday March 2nd

Encompassing a unique collection of hand picked, desirable, contemporary British fine art and craft including watercolours, textile collage, ceramic sculpture, painted wood and silver jewellery. Each piece inspired by nature, we hope this latest exhibition strikes a heartening mood of optimism. 

Heading the line up is self taught textile artist Barbara Shaw, who creates art using fabric like paint to construct her magnificent collage pictures. By hand-stitching or bonding many small pieces of fabric together in layers. She uses patterned and tactile materials in vibrant or subtle colours are useful as well as chiffon ribbons for shading, sparkly fabric for light, lace for intricate detail and tweed for texture all help to bring the artwork alive. 

Textile Collage Sparrow on Branch

Northumberland-based artist, Mary Ann Rogers, paints vibrant watercolour paintings full of energy, from an in-depth knowledge of her subject matter. Her studio is surrounded by the wild hills of Northumberland, whose inhabitants, along with her own menagerie of birds, feature in her work. Mary Ann’s work is highly collectable and she was warded ‘Best selling published artist’ by the  Fine Art Trade Guild in 2009.

Original watercolour  Mixed Tulips

Rhys Partridge Herefordshire painter and printmaker, gained his degree in Fine Arts at University College, Falmouth.

He finds inspiration from his local environment where he is firmly rooted. He focuses on nature, British birds and wildlife.

We will show a collection of hand printed linocuts, all executed with precision and attention to detail.

Jemima Jameson paints in acrylics on wood panels, mainly oak and olive wood and occasionally furniture. Her desire to paint and draw has been part of her whole life and is quite simply a celebration of the natural world that she is compelled to describe.

Karin Celestine, fibre artist, writer and illustrator from Monmouthshire, has created a delightful collection of needle felted creatures from hares to badgers to robins, each one with its own charm, character and mischief. She can happily turn her hand to making all creatures great and small, mythical as well as real. 

Ceramic artist Elaine Peto graduated from Exeter College of Art & Design in 1985, where she studied animals via livestock markets and the abattoir, using the media of photography and drawing to record the structure of the carcass. Each animal is individually made by the process of slab building in clay, rolling out a sheet of clay and forming the body, then gradually adding slab by slab to form the whole animal. The details are then remodelled until the animal is complete. It is then biscuit fired, glazed and re-fired to stoneware.

Finally, no exhibition would be complete without a gorgeous range of jewellery and Hannah Willow has created her new collection of silver jewellery, combining semi-precious stones with mythical tales of nature.

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Winter Exhibition 2018 ‘Fire and Frost’ opens on Saturday November 10

The Winter  Exhibition 2018 at Old Chapel Gallery, Pembridge entitled ‘Fire & Frost’ opens on Saturday November 10 with a dazzling collection of hand picked, hand made delights! Give the High Street a miss this Christmas and shop for unique British made presents in the calm and tranquil atmosphere of the gallery. Enjoy a truly delightful shopping experience.

Artist Karen Pearce will be showing a new series of small landscape paintings in mixed media and Vivienne Cawson’s beautiful floral paintings in watercolour will give you a sense of warmer days.

Stained glass artist Tamsin Abbott has been busy creating some new panels in gorgeous colours including artwork of bonfires, badgers and butterflies.

Large pencil drawings of hares by Jackie Morris will compliment her range of limited edition prints taken from the ever popular Lost Words book which we continue to  have in stock along with Jackie’s range of children books. 

Jemima Jameson will show wall panels and boxes of hares, ravens, autumn berries and wild flowers.

Ruth Gibson will be showing a new collection of ceramic wall art and porcelain jewellery.  Ruth is a potter, printmaker and photographer. She combines her expertise to present imaginative pieces for the wall and table.

There will be a humorous collection of ceramic and driftwood Hang Ups by Shirley Vauvelle including angels and fairies to adorn your Christmas tree!

We will have new collections of jewellery by Rachel Bailey, Alison Varley, Hannah Willow, Leoma Drew, Shirley Smith, Gail Klevan,  and Rozie Keogh, who will also be showing a magnificent angel in wire with sequins.

We will continue to show the work of artist printmaker Colin See-Paynton, who will be showing a series of framed wood engravings.

We will be featuring a cornucopia of wonderful Christmas present ideas from the best of British artists and makers, many from Herefordshire and beyond – something for everyone! Including handmade cards, candles and soaps, Christmas tree decorations in copper, brass, glass and porcelain, jewellery in silver, acrylic, pearls and semi-precious stones, studio glass and stained glass, ceramics – functional and decorative, ironwork – including pokers, tongs, snuffers and candle holders, bronzes, sculpture – both for inside and the garden, original paintings, prints, including limited edition etchings and photographs, a wide range of textiles to include jackets, hats, scarves, gloves, cushions and throws.  To keep out the winter chill there will be a ‘must have’ collection of scarves, wraps, collars and bags in lambs wool and Nuno felted merino wool with silk fibres by Kathie Barrs, all desirable accessories for any ladies wardrobe!

There will also be chunky sweaters for men in lambs wool and silk, felted lambs wool jackets in a fabulous collection of colours for women and new winter collections from our regular British designer/makers including a new collection of lambswool cardi’s and sweaters, hats and gloves, made in Scotland by Eribe Knitwear.

Don’t delay your visit, you won’t be disappointed!

Gift wrapping service available, so all you have to do is decide what to give! The gallery is open daily Monday to Saturday 11 – 5 and from 11 – 4 on Sundays.

Closed on Tuesday’s but open everyday through December.

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Garden Sculpture Exhibition 2018

Garden Sculpture Exhibition 2018

After the rigours of winter we look forward to longer days, balmy evenings and  with Summer around the corner our thoughts are turning to our gardens. With this in mind Old Chapel Gallery,  Pembridge opens it’s annual garden sculpture exhibition showing the work of talented designer/makers in a variety of media. Opening on Saturday May 5th   2018 the exhibition will run through the summer.

Hot Forged and Galvanised Oasis Bird Bath   Hot Forged and Galvanised Hanging Leaf Bird Bath with feeder.   Forged Iron Fern Fronds   Red Kite in Flight   Forged Iron Chrysanthemum

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‘Dance of Spring’ the Spring Exhibition 2018

‘Dance of Spring’ the Spring Exhibition 2018 at Old Chapel Gallery opens on Sunday March 4th and continues to the end of April.

Encompassing a unique collection of hand picked, desirable, contemporary British fine art and craft including paintings, textiles, sculpture, ceramics, jewellery and automata.Each piece inspired by nature and the awakening of Spring,  we hope this latest exhibition strikes a heartening mood of optimism.

Artist Sue Hayden is featuring in our Spring Exhibition with a glorious new collection of  seascapes painted whilst on location in Pembrokeshire. Sue is excited by the relationship between texture, shape, light and space in landscapes and paints with acrylics and pastels on paper that have been layered up beforehand with paint and paper creating a collage effect. This adds energy, randomness and interest to the subject. Her work is created from sketches and notes based on her impressions of what she is looking at and feeling. She rarely refer to photographs.

Ceramacist Ruth Gibson combines her love of photography, printmaking and ceramics, to create dramatic and bold screen-printed bowls and wall art in black and white, as well as soft greens and blues.
Porcelain has a warm soft quality, reflecting light, and when polished, the surface is very tactile, which particularly lends itself to jewellery making and small delicate bowls.

Mono-prints by Helen Cass, new to the gallery, born in Ludlow, Helen explores variations of deceptively simple abstracts made from criss-crossed lines in ink creating shimmering concoctions of blacks, whites and greys. She has used both digital and camera-less photography, as well as printmaking techniques such as dry-point etching and monotype to create her minimalist works of art. For this exhibition she has based her work on plant life and introduced some colour. Her work will be available framed and unframed.

Jane Charles glass blower, creates a wide range of exquisite sculptural pieces, perfume bottles, paperweights, bowls and vases. Each piece is unique, free blown in 24% lead glass. Once cooled the glass is cut, ground, polished, sandblasted and engraved by hand.

We will be showing new collections of interesting automata and jewellery to compliment this exhibition alongside new collections of ceramics by our favourite potters!

This exhibition continues until the end of April. The gallery is open daily. 11 am – 5 pm and Sundays from 11am – 4pm. Tuesday’s by appointment
‘Dance of Spring’ the Spring Exhibition 2018      Acrylic and pastel Original painting ‘Thrift'     Acrylic and pastel Original painting ‘Gorse Everywhere.......and Wind’    ‘Dance of Spring’ the Spring Exhibition 2018

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Christmas Exhibition ‘Winter Curiosities’ opens on Saturday November 11

Christmas Exhibition ‘Winter Curiosities’ opens on Saturday November 11

The Christmas Exhibition 2017 at Old Chapel Gallery, Pembridge
entitled ‘Winter Curiosities’ opens on Saturday November 11 with a dazzling collection of hand picked, hand made delights! Give the High Street a miss this Christmas and shop for unique British made presents in the calm and tranquil atmosphere of the gallery. Enjoy a truly delightful shopping experience.

Jemima Jameson and Rachel Wright will be showing their new collections in acrylics and embroidery, whilst Hannah Willow will be showing her hand embellished small edition prints with 24ct gold leaf alongside stained glass panels by Tamsin Abbott. Showing for the first time will be artist printmaker Colin See-Paynton, who will be showing a series of framed wood engravings. There will be a gorgeous collection of lighting in various media which will add a festive ambiance to any room and new ceramics in stoneware ceramics with lustre by Catherine Rich.

Wood Engraving Nocturnal Encounters  Acrylic Original 'Under a Spell'  Stained Glass Panel Blood Moon Leaping Hare  Original pencil, acrylic and 24ct Gold 'The Corn Goddess'
We will have new collections of jewellery by Alison Varley, Zoe Wright, Hannah Willow, Leoma Drew, Shirley Smith, Rose Grant and Rozie Keogh, who will also be showing a magnificent angel in wire with sequins.

We will be featuring a cornucopia of wonderful Christmas present ideas from the best of British artists and makers, many from Herefordshire and beyond – something for everyone! Including handmade cards, candles and soaps, Christmas tree decorations in copper, brass, glass and porcelain, jewellery in silver, acrylic, pearls and semi-precious stones, studio glass and stained glass, ceramics – functional and decorative, ironwork – including pokers, tongs, snuffers and candle holders, bronzes, sculpture – both for inside and the garden, original paintings, prints, including limited edition etchings and photographs, a wide range of textiles to include jackets, hats, scarves, gloves, cushions and throws.  To keep out the winter chill there will be a ‘must have’ collection of scarves, wraps, collars and bags in lambs wool and Nuno felted merino wool with silk fibres by Kathie Barrs, all desirable accessories for any ladies wardrobe!
There will also be chunky sweaters for men in lambs wool and silk, felted lambs wool jackets in a fabulous collection of colours for women and new winter collections from our regular British designer/makers.

Don’t delay your visit, you won’t be disappointed!
Gift wrapping service available, so all you have to do is decide what to give! The gallery is open daily Monday to Saturday 11 – 5 and from 11 – 4 on Sundays.
Closed on Tuesday’s but open everyday through December.

For more information or to join the mailing list go to www.oldchapelgallery.co.uk or ring 01544 388842 Facebook at Old Chapel Gallery. Twitter @chapelgallery

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‘Gathering Swallows’ Autumn and h.Art Exhibition 2017 Opens on Saturday September 9

A special exhibition combining h.Art and Autumn 2017 entitled  ‘Gathering Swallows’ opens on Saturday September 9 at Old Chapel Gallery, Pembridge, promoting the work of talented British artists and makers from around the county and beyond.

Tamsin Abbott creates beautiful stained glass panels. The old world of Britain runs through her veins. Her adult life has been shaped by her determination to live in the countryside and to discover its ancient magic. Today most of her work is influenced by the Herefordshire countryside around her home, the orchards, the hills, the woods and all the plants, birds and animals that grow and live their.

Jenna Fry paper-cuts With hand-drawn and hand-cut designs, Jen is making a success of her mixed media artworks. Although Jen has no formal training in art & design, her flora and fauna inspired subjects are beautifully executed and have an aura of subtle cosmos.

Glass engraver, Nancy Sutcliffe, engraves and hand gilds using 24 ct Gold Leaf on optical crystal glass cubes and vessels. This work is part of a new collection focussing on the natural world, both actual and imaginary. The clarity of optical crystal is the perfect canvas for this detailed work and the precious oil gilded gold leaf serves to accentuate the fragile beauty of the subject.

Rachel Wright textiles Rachel takes her inspiration from many sources including landscapes and seascapes, wildlife, harbour towns, boats, lighthouses and windmills. These subject matter are then translated in machine embroidered fabric collages, using vibrant threads, worked onto carefully cut and pieced fabrics.

Artist and jeweller Hannah Willow creates hand painted icons with gold leaf and a range of silver jewellery some of which incorporate 24 ct gold with semi precious stones. Her inspiration comes from the land, wild and free places, stories and folklore, poetry, myth and legend. She strives to capture the hidden memory held within.

Kathie Barrs, felt maker, creates functional and decorative pieces with an array of texture, vibrant coloured wools are marbled together with plant fibres like silk. These unusual designs are a never-ending exploration of a dynamic process, in which there are so many variables. Her range includes bags, hats, rugs and scarves.  Jeweller Chrissie Nash creates pieces in silver and gold and semi precious stones. She will be showing a new collection of silver and gold earrings, cuffs, bangles and necklaces.

This exhibition will run till the end of October 2017.
For more information contact Yasmin on 01544 388842 or visit www.oldchapelgallery.co.uk.

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Summer Exhibition ‘RINGS ON THE WATER” opens on Sunday July 9 from 11am

The Summer Exhibition at Old Chapel Gallery, Pembridge, entitled ’Rings on the Water’ opens on Sunday July 9  2017 and will feature an exciting collection of work by talented British contemporary artists and makers, some of which will be new to the gallery.

This exhibition promises, once again, to inspire and excite collectors and appreciators of fine art and quality craft.

Returning by popular demand will be artist Karen Pearce who draws inspiration  from her local surroundings in West Wales. Her love of the sea, the rocks, the coastal path are shown in this new collection of sparkling acrylic paintings.

Also returning to the gallery is artist Lizzy Waterhouse with a new collection of original drawings of birds, eagles, puffins to name but a few. Using biro, she fastidiously draws tangles of birds focusing on form and space. On approach these drawings can appear an abstract mass, it is only when you get closer that the highly detailed subject emerges.

Potter Robert Goldsmith will be showing his latest design of hand thrown and decorated stoneware pottery, which is functional and decorative and suitable for both oven and dish washer.

Jemima Jameson paints in acrylics on wood panels and has several new pieces including a box for your treasures and beautiful wall panels.

Lastly we will be showing a new collection of porcelain jewellery by Gill Laverick to compliment your summer wardrobe in hot shimmery colours.

Our aim from the beginning has been to promote the work of British contemporary artists and makers, some already well known in their field and many talented new comers. Now in our 28th year, this continues as strongly as ever.

The exhibition will continue until the end of August 2017

Acrylic original Caerfai Sea Swell   Stoneware Bowl Fish design   Hand painted box Midnight Lullaby   Print from Original Biro drawing 'Heap'

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Garden Sculpture Exhibition 2017

Garden Sculpture Exhibition 2017

After the rigours of winter we look forward to longer days, balmy evenings and  with Summer around the corner our thoughts are turning to our gardens. With this in mind Old Chapel Gallery,  Pembridge opens it’s annual garden sculpture exhibition showing the work of talented designer/makers in a variety of media. Opening on Saturday May 6th   2017 the exhibition will run through the summer.

Garden Sculpture Exhibition 2017   Green Man in Forest of Dean StoneStoneware Crouching Hare Sculpture

Sculptor Simon Griffiths,  from the North of England creates unique birds and animals in stoneware. He has made several Barn and Tawny owls, kestrels, kites, blackbirds and thrushes, all life size with some displayed on wooden posts ready to be displayed outside.

The work of  five Artist blacksmiths will be showing a collection of their latest work in forged steel to include water features, dragonflies, planters, green men, poppies, ferns,  sheep, buzzards, herons, hares, owls as well as abstract pieces along with practical garden furniture, garden arch, hanging seat and plant supports. Some will be galvanised to protect them from the weather and some will feature hand blown glass.

Local sculptress, Miranda, creates her pieces from stainless steel and bronze resin and will include, wrens, kingfishers and long tailed tits.

Sculptor David England  who lives and works in Herefordshire has carved some new smaller pieces using Portland and Forest Of  Dean stone, each one unique and will include the ever favourite Green man.

Finally, sculptor Helen Sinclair, a long established artist with the gallery, produces limited edition and unique contemporary sculpture in stone resin.

Each unique piece of garden sculpture is designed to give hours of pleasure to time spent in the garden.

To compliment the garden exhibition we have new work by two very talented ceramicists.

Ruth Gibson produces a range of unique ceramic dishes and jewellery in porcelain which she screen prints with her own images. She has a love of trees and birds so these are reflected in her pieces. Prices start from £20 for her brooches and earrings.

      

During recent years potter Valerie James has developed her interest in Archetypes, Mythology, Symbolism and Nature through the visual arts, and specifically through sculptural form.

She experiments with Stoneware and porcelain clays together with Raku firings.  Oxides are rubbed into the surface and covered with opaque glazes giving a bone-like, soft parchment finish. The black, smoke-absorbing process of the clay during raku firing, provides a perfect background to the random colours and copper highlights of the glaze.

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‘Made With Love’ an exhibition to celebrate St Valentine’s

With the promise of Spring comes St Valentines Day and at Old Chapel Gallery we are celebrating with an exhibition entitled ‘Made with Love’.

Hand embellished print with gold leaf

A heart throbbing display of unusual and romantic presents and cards are on display… So, to enhance your chances in the love stakes, visit the gallery anytime between now and the end of February.

Beautiful handmade cards, jewellery and exquisitely crafted wooden jewellery boxes, sumptuously decorated scarves and cushions, cosy British-made throws, romantically-themed metalwork, small limited edition ceramic sculpture ……handmade ceramics, fused glass hearts, coasters, soft lambswool scarves, hats, snoods, jackets and much more. All on the theme of love and perfect for the love in your life…..

Reading with Cat Etching

Hand Felted Bracelet Cuff Multi Coloured

Large Silver Hare Pendant

Featuring work by regular gallery artists and makers.