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Spring Exhibition 2022 ‘Song of the earth’

‘Song of the Earth’ Spring Exhibition 2022 Opens on Saturday March 12th and runs to the end of April.

Encompassing a unique collection of hand picked, desirable, contemporary British fine art and craft including stained glass, pastels, acrylics, textile art, ceramics and silver jewellery. Each piece inspired by nature, we hope this latest exhibition strikes a heartening mood of optimism.

Heading the line up by popular demand is Tamsin Abbott. Her work is influenced by the Herefordshire countryside, the orchards, the hills, the woods and all the plants, birds and animals that grow and live. Tamsin works on mainly British made mouth blown glass, in fabulous colours.

Sue Hayden’s  paintings are based on the relationship between texture, shape and light. Starting with observational drawings from life she uses bright acrylics and pastels on layered surfaces to add randomness and energy to her work. Particularly drawn to natural objects and landscapes her work emphasises a love of colour, texture and movement in what can be touched and what can be seen in the distance.

Rachel Wright takes her inspiration from many sources including landscapes, seascapes, wildlife, harbour towns, boats, lighthouses and windmills. These themes are then translated in machine embroidered fabric collages, using vibrant threads, worked onto carefully cut pieces of fabric. This enables Rachel to draw and paint through fabric and stitch, providing a rich source of colour, texture and pattern which forms her ‘palette’ and the threads are used like a fine paintbrush to fill in the details. Rachel’s trademark is her use of striking, rich colour, which captivates and draws the viewer in. Her aim is simply to delight the eye.

Mike Parry makes functional slipware pottery, some with a more sculptural element. Pots intended to be used whether on a daily basis, special occasions or admired upon a shelf. All work is made by himself at his home studio in S.E. Wales. Using a red earthenware clay, pots are hand thrown on a potters wheel, decorated using slips (liquid clay), glazed and fired in an electric kiln to 1100c. Through the throwing and slipping process he hopes to capture a sense of movement and spontaneity to emphasise the qualities of the materials. Inspirations include medieval pottery, 18th Century English slipware, post war British studio pottery through to contemporary ceramics.

Former graphic designer Joanna Griffiths studied at the London College of Printing  and had a successful and long career in commercial art. She now paints full time. Her pastel artworks capture the hills, moors and farmland of the Welsh Marches. Depicting all seasons Joanna often only walks a short distance to study the subjects she loves. Her daily walks she describes as her ‘absorption time’ – “I breathe it in every day, sun, rain, sleet it doesn’t matter – I never tire of seeing the same vistas, trees, hedgerows and livestock which change constantly. My focus centres around one hill and one farm near to where I live”

Rachael Blakeway enjoys the freedom and the challenge of up-cycling and recycling everyday materials and found objects into 3D pictures. She likes to create scenes that are humorous and have a hint of nostalgia that most people can relate to. Rachael uses paper pulp and layers up other materials to create a 3D effect collage, so the viewer feels they can step into a scene and become part of it.

We also have in stock a glowing collection of Premium limited edition prints from the Lost Words book by Jackie Morris. Hand finished with ‘gold’ leaf. These include bluebells, dandelions, conkers and acorns.

Wednesday to Saturday 11- 4.30  Sunday 12 – 4 Other times by appointment.  For more information phone 01544 388 842 or visit our web site www.oldchapelgallery.co.uk 

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Christmas at Old Chapel Gallery 2020

King Ceramic  Relief  

Christmas at Old Chapel Gallery 2020

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, chestnut roasters 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 cardie’s and sweaters, hats and gloves, all made in Scotland.

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Winter Exhibition 2020  ‘A Years Turning’ opens on Saturday November 7

The Winter Exhibition 2020 at Old Chapel Gallery, Pembridge entitled ‘A Years Turning’ opens on Saturday November 7 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. 

Due to the latest government restrictions this exhibition will be online through November and December at www.oldchapelgallery.co.uk

Our featured artist Linda Edwards paints watercolours of birds and animals set in jewel like colours with gold leaf, tell the story of a paradise garden. Rich in detail and patterning, these pieces illuminate a room. We mostly live in cities where we might long for an enclosed garden in which to find an hour of sunlit peace. Birds inhabit the garden and it is filled with trees and flowers. The garden as paradise: this is Linda’s theme. Her work has a timeless quality that is rooted in ancient art yet is very contemporary.

Hannah Willow will be showing her latest collections of silver jewellery and watercolour paintings. Hannah finds the landscape of the British Isles, and Wiltshire in particular, very inspiring. This combined with her love of poetry and British Folklore means her work is full of animals, hills, woodlands, primeval places, moons stars and constellations. She tries to instil a feeling of place, of time and of magic in her work, connecting to the hidden knowledge held within the land and passed down through generations.

Woodcarver Kathryn O’Kell creates beautifully observed carved wood relief panels of wildlife in English lime making use of traditional hand-carving techniques to depict mainly birds, which are clearly her passion! Often images are cropped and only glimpses of the bird are seen, as if in passing. Colour is achieved with watered down acrylic paints, layered and rubbed back.

Textile artist Rachel Wright will be showing new machine embroidery pictures. Rachel takes her inspiration from many sources including landscapes and seascapes, wildlife, harbour towns, boats, lighthouses and windmills translating them into machine embroidered fabric collages, using vibrant threads, worked onto carefully cut and pieced fabrics.

Jennifer Hall uses very traditional making techniques to create contemporary slip decorated earthenware for oven and table use. Her aim is to enhance the daily rituals of refreshment and mealtimes. As a maker of domestic ware, she doesn’t want her pots to challenge, but to sit comfortably in the hand and feel soft on the lips.

Suzi Thompson is a printmaker based in South Yorkshire working with collagraph, drypoint & relief printing processes to create limited edition prints. Her printmaking reflects her impressions of the natural landscapes surrounding her home and studio; inspired by the accessible open countryside of her local surroundings, British wildlife and flora.

Tamsin Abbott’s stained glass is always much sought after and we will receive new work from her by the end of November.

Woodcarver John Mainwaring enjoys carving bird forms, especially Rooks and Cormorants.

He uses woods from the Northern Hemisphere which he finds more suitable for purpose and more sustainable and kinder to our planet. He likes Maple, Oak, Walnut etc. and sometimes paints or just polishes to a natural finish depending on the subject.  We will wait to see what he has created for our Winter Exhibition.

Finally Amanda Rawlins creates small sparkly assemblages using copper, silver, semi precious beads and wood. Her aim is to provide the highest quality craftsmanship with unique design. All her work is hand-made in the truest sense. She strives to capture a little bit of magical inspiration in her work borrowed from all the special places she has explored.

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

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

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Autumn Exhibition 2020 ‘When Soft was the Sun’

Oil on Canvas - Egg Man

Autumn Exhibition 2020 ‘When Soft was the Sun’

As the evenings start to draw in, our thoughts turn to home and a good fire in the hearth. To set the scene we mark the beauty of the changes of the season, and introduce our special Autumn Exhibition entitled ‘When Soft was the Sun’ * which opens on Saturday September 5 at Old Chapel Gallery, Pembridge, promoting the work of talented British artists and makers from around the county and beyond.

Our line up this year will feature artists Jenny Jones, Jemima Jameson and Sue Hayden.

This will be Jenny’s second exhibition with us. She was a huge success last year.  She paints mainly in watercolours and oils, usually of characterful domestic scenes and the farming community around her home. Jenny studied part time in Florence followed by a foundation course at Shrewsbury Art School, and a degree course at Farnham, graduating in 1976.

By popular demand Jemima returns with a beautifully executed collection of painted olive and oak wood panels alongside useful boxes and cabinets. Hares, foxes, kingfishers are just some of nature’s beautiful creatures that Jemima captures in acrylic paints as she creates these heirloom pieces.

Artist Sue Hayden 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 inspiration comes mainly from glorious Pembrokeshire.

We are always delighted to show new stained glass panels by Herefordshire artist Tamsin Abbott. Her work is influenced by the Herefordshire countryside, the orchards, the hills, the woods and all the plants, birds and animals that grow and live.

Tamsin works on mainly British made mouth blown glass, in  fabulous colours. She  completely covers the glass with a special black glass paint which is  totally opaque. When the paint is dry Tamsin then scrapes back into it using a variety of simple tools. She uses the paint like a scraper board which is working in the negative to achieve an effect rather like a woodcut.

Sarah Noël is new to the gallery and we are delighted to be showing her most recent collection  of Raku fired ceramics. Sarah makes figurative, stylised three-dimensional ceramic sculptures, wall pieces and panels. Sarah’s work expresses the human condition through a simple spirituality. She has been influenced by medieval art forms, and European and American folk art. Sarah works alongside her sister Anna in their tiny shared studio. She studied ceramics at Bristol Polytechnic gaining a BA Degree in 1983 before setting up the present studio with her sister. Sarah prefers to work mostly in two dimensions. Although most of her pieces have a back and a front, they are largely pictorial in character combining references to the old Staffordshire flatbacks with elements as diverse as Islamic art and Indian shadow puppets.

Another newcomer to us is ceramic artist Eleanor Bartleman. She makes intriguing figures based on animal and human forms. Each piece is individually hand built and modelled in porcelain clay.

Her ideas are drawn from many sources – mostly from various areas of mythology, the main theme being the beast epic of Reynard the Fox. A recent development is the making of wall pieces – where she has been able to explore the more illustrative side of her imagery.

To compliment this exhibition there will be jewellery from  designers including Leoma Drew, Hilary Mee, Chrissie Nash, Hannah Dunne, Rachel Bailey, Lesley Strickland, Gail Klevan, Elizabeth Terzza, and more.

*Title inspired by a poem from Piers Ploughman

Please note revised opening times: Wednesday to Saturday 11- 4.30pm

This exhibition will run till the end of October 2020

For more information contact Yasmin on 01544 388842

or visit www.oldchapelgallery.co.uk.

For more information contact Yasmin on 01544 388842 or visit www.oldchapelgallery.co.uk.

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‘Earthly Delights’ Spring Exhibition 2020

Opens on Sunday March 8th

                                             

Encompassing a unique collection of hand picked, desirable, contemporary British fine art and craft including stained glass, acrylics, textile art, ceramics, recycled 3D art, painted wood and silver jewellery. Each piece inspired by nature, we hope this latest exhibition strikes a heartening mood of optimism after a wet and windy start to the year.

Heading the line up by popular demand is Tamsin Abbott. Her work is influenced by the Herefordshire countryside, the orchards, the hills, the woods and all the plants, birds and animals that grow and live. Tamsin works on mainly British made mouth blown glass, in fabulous colours.

New to the gallery is artist Jane Winton who has a great love of antique American folk art. She is fascinated by the symbolism and simplicity of the work and the overall naive charm they convey. Her work often encompasses a range of decorative media, including cloth, wood and paper.

Artist Jemima Jameson paints in acrylics on both gessoed and oak or olive wood panels and also enjoys painting cabinets and boxes which have a practical purpose. 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. She is particularly influenced by the Arts and Crafts movement and medieval illuminated manuscripts and this comes through in her paintings.

Hannah Willow artist and jeweller creates gorgeous hand crafted silver jewellery, combining semi-precious stones with mythical tales of nature. We will also be showing some of Hannah’s captivatingly original artwork, some of which will be hand embellished with Gold Leaf. Hannah lives surrounded by hills and ancient places, carved white hill horses and rings of standing stones. Her inspiration comes from the land, wild and free places, stories and folklore, poetry, myth and legend. 

Rachael Blakeway creates 3D art from recycled and found objects. She enjoys both the freedom and challenge of up-cycling and recycling everyday materials and found objects into quirky mixed media pictures.  A used scouring pad can be hair or smoke for a chimney and sweet wrappers become curtains or head scarves.  The unwanted and discarded has a new lease of life. 

Textile artist and felt maker, Kathie Barrs has been busy creating new delights for Old Chapel Gallery, including scarves and bags in lambs wool and Nuno felted merino wool with silk fibres and some new framed landscape pictures. 

Finally two potters complete the line up. Potter Martin Everson Davis has a fascination with the power of fire on clay and when clay, heat and smoke interact, the effects can be dramatic. The surfaces of his burnished pots don’t wear a coat hiding the clay from view, but, instead, feel warm and soft to the touch, yielding their true nature and character.  Paul Taylor creates contemporary smoke fired ceramics uses thin slabs of textured terracotta to create vessels with interesting configurations, surfaces and textures. His aim is to transform very simple materials into pottery that has its own distinctive characteristic – a classical and timeless quality.

We have also just taken delivery of a fantastic new collection of Premium limited edition prints by Jackie Morris. Hand finished with either ‘silver’ or ‘gold’ leaf.

‘Stained Glass panel 'She brings the Dawn'
‘Stained Glass panel ‘She brings the Dawn’
Original Acrylic Folk Art
Original Acrylic Folk Art
Burnished Pit Fired Ceramics
Burnished Pit Fired Ceramics
Premium Print “Silvered Song”
Premium Print “Silvered Song”

 

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‘Burning Bright’ Winter Exhibition opens on Saturday November 9

The Winter Exhibition 2019 at Old Chapel Gallery, Pembridge entitled ‘Burning Bright’ opens on Saturday November 9 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.

Artist Seren Bell makes detailed drawings in crayon, pen and ink. Of her favourite subject, sheep, she says ’it’s not just the soft colours of the fleece and the warm bulk of them, but the ancient bony heads and the look in the eye that exert a hold on me. New to the gallery is artist Linda Edwards who paints richly detailed watercolours of birds and animals set in jewel like colours with inscribed gold leaf, evoking a paradise garden. ‘My work has a timeless quality that is rooted in ancient art yet is very contemporary.’

Returning by popular demand is artist Shan Egerton who trained at the Byam Shaw School of Art 1966-70. Working mainly in pastels, she has exhibited regularly in the U.K. including the Royal Academy, New English Art Club, West of England Academy, Pastel Society, Wildlife Society, and London Contemporary Art Fair.

Textile artist Rachel Wright will be showing 3 new machine embroidery pictures. 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.

Lisa Ellul creates carefully constructed ceramic vessels which are impressed with natural designs and tinted with washes of oxides, gold leaf lending a sense of luminosity and luxury. Potter, printmaker and photographer Ruth Gibson combines these three disciplines to present imaginative pieces for the wall and table some of which include metallic glazes. Potter Jennifer Hall uses very traditional making techniques to create contemporary slip decorated earthenware for oven and table use. Her aim is to enhance the daily rituals of refreshment and mealtimes. As a maker of domestic ware, she doesn’t want her pots to challenge, but to sit comfortably in the hand and feel soft on the lips.

Ceramacist Rosemarie Barr graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 2012 with a First Class BA in Design (ceramics) Her main interest is the depiction of animals, birds and humans as vessels. Her quirky jugs and vases are  Influenced by prehistoric art, indigenous art, and in particular the historical and contemporary art of South America.

Jeweller Alison Varley specialises in techniques of metal inlay. She works primarily in silver and gold with an emphasis on exploring many different characteristics that can be found within the metals and their juxtaposition. The use of strong lines and contrasting textures being a feature of her work.

Our festive line up will also include stained glass panels by Tamsin Abbott, hand blown glass bottles and vases by Stuart Akroyd in vibrant colours and sinuous shapes, carved wood original pieces by John Mainwaring and small sparkly assemblages by Amanda Rawlings.

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 , all desirable accessories for any ladies wardrobe!

Our wide range of textiles to include jackets, hats, scarves, gloves, cushions and throws.  We will have new collections of jewellery by Rachel Bailey, Hannah Dunne, Elizabeth Terrza, Leoma Drew, Shirley Smith, Gail Klevan and Rozie Keogh, who will also be showing a magnificent angel in wire with sequins.

Gift wrapping service available.

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Festival Exhibition at Old Chapel Gallery to run during the Hay Festival of Literature and the Arts 2019

Festival Exhibition at Old Chapel Gallery to run during the Hay Festival of Literature and the Arts 2019 opens on Sunday May 19 continuing to the end of June and features the work of talented British artists and makers from far and near. 

Heading the line up will be a tempting collection of stained glass from ever popular artist Tamsin Abbott whose work is influenced by our ancient land and how we are connected to it: the hills, the woods, the plants, birds and animals that live alongside us and the world of myths and fairytales that we have spun around it. 

Artist and jeweller Hannah Willow, whose inspiration comes from the land, wild and free places, stories and folklore, poetry, myth and legend, strives to capture the hidden memory held within the landscape and spark rememberings that will connect us back to our deepest roots when creating her silver jewellery and mixed media paintings. These magical artworks are embellished with 24 ct Gold Leaf. Her subjects include, owls, hares, badger and mermaids.

Textile collage artist Barbara Shaw creates original art using textiles to ‘paint’ with fabric. She is a self-taught artist, having started experimenting with fabrics after sewing patchwork quilts. Her work includes elements of both art and craft, reflecting her interest in Impressionist paintings and the process of handcrafting. For this exhibition Barbara has created collages based around Hay on Wye and the surrounding countryside.

Toff Milway has been a maker since childhood and has always tried to invent useful things. He creates salt glaze pots that are not only beautifully elegant, but are also highly functional.  His own enjoyment of food makes him want his pots to inspire people to make good food, present it on or in interesting pots and to eat it in convivial company.

Ann Campbell’s work 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.

Artist Jackie Morris is famous for her illustrations in children books and more recently for the award-winning ‘The Lost Words’, in which she collaborated with Robert McFarlane, a collection of ‘spells’ with words from the natural world that the junior Oxford Dictionary had removed. Jackie studied at Hereford College of Arts and at Bath Academy.

Running concurrently is an ever-changing collection of unique garden sculptures to enhance your outdoor space in a variety of media such as stoneware, forged iron, iron resin, stone resin, stainless steel, glass and more including the work of several sculptors new to the gallery.

“Stained Glass panel  Summer Sunrise - love in the air ”   Ceramic Garden Sculpture  White Bird on stand  Textile Collage Hay Bluff Landscape  

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‘Caught In Flight’ Autumn and h.Art Exhibition 2018

 As the first cool nights and the fluting of robins signal the flight of summer, we mark the beauty of the changes of the season, looking ahead to the cosy comforts of the home, and introduce our special combined h.Art and Autumn exhibition entitled ‘Caught In Flight’ which opens on Saturday September 8 at Old Chapel Gallery, Pembridge, promoting the work of talented British artists and makers from around the county and beyond.  

Our h.Art line up will showcase Carolyn Amos, who studied silversmithing and jewellery at Harrow College of Art and Technology, designs and makes a collection of bold, crisply geometric earrings, rings and cufflinks from silver and coloured resin. Jennifer Hall, now working on the stunning North Pembrokeshire coast, uses traditional techniques to create contemporary slipware, aiming ‘to enhance the daily rituals of refreshment and mealtimes. As a maker of domestic ware, I do not want my pots to challenge, but to sit comfortably in the hand and feel soft on the lips.’ Her ‘Circle’ range, a very abstracted plant design, is influenced by the seed pods and structures of Honesty.  Herefordshire based Kathie Barrs, felt maker, creates functional and decorative pieces with an array of textures. Cosy felt collars and scarves of vibrant coloured wools are marbled together with silk, clasped and buttoned with fastenings of English woods. Living locally, Hilary Mee’s chosen medium is papier mache, that ‘lends itself to being humorous and childlike, the application of colour and line giving a piece a more dramatic and theatrical air.’ Her lively pieces include jewellery, clocks, mirrors and ornaments. The dynamic garden sculptures of internationally acclaimed Herefordshire artist blacksmith Neil Lossock take inspiration largely from nature, interspersed with a love of the fantastic. Neil’s signature pieces – large, individual pieces of art that elicit admiration – are testament to his skill.  Herefordshire artist Helen Cass’s selection of mono-prints stems from her documentation of the dissolution of the farm which has been an important presence in her work for twenty years, whose activities, processes and objects are now subject to change. Each print is an original, the plants themselves, collected while walking the land, make the image, forming superimposed silhouettes.

Complementing this exhibition will be artist Sue Hayden who will be showing a new collection of striking seascapes and landscapes in acrylic. Excited by the relationship between texture, shape, light and space, she paints with acrylic and pastels in a layered technique, creating a collage effect, adding energy, randomness to her work.  Alongside Clio Graham’s enchanting pottery is designed to be functional as well as decorative and follows in the tradition of English slip ware, using the warm colours and qualities of earthenware with contemporary decoration, often influenced by the countryside. Her pieces, depicting flora and fauna, including swallows, owls and kingfishers, are framed with lines of poetry.  Familiar birds such as blue tits, rooks and warblers feature in Kay Leverton’s magical scraper-board originals, in which she explores her love of line and detail and the intricacy of the natural world: ‘To scratch away the ink and reveal the creamy chalk underneath, to make up a work out of thousands of tiny lines, this really excites me.’

Acrylic Original painting 'So So Cold'

Carved Wood Sculpture Avocets

 

 

 

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The Summer Exhibition “Summer Solstice” opens on Sunday July 8 2018

The Summer Exhibition at Old Chapel Gallery, Pembridge, entitled “Summer Solstice” opens on Sunday July 8 2018 and will feature a collection of new work to inspire and excite collectors and appreciators of fine art and quality craft.

Textile artist Rachel Wright returns after a very successful exhibition with us last year. She takes her inspiration from landscapes and cityscapes and has a particular love of the sea, harbour towns, boats and lighthouses. The shapes, colours and details are then borrowed and echoed in delicately hand or machine embroidered fabric collages, using vibrant threads, worked onto papers and fabrics. The signature skies in her landscapes are often dramatic and expressive.

Artist illustrator Jackie Morris, famous for her illustrations in the highly acclaimed Lost Words book, will be showing originals painted in sumi inks of otters and her “otter alphabet” along with new linocuts and limited edition prints.

Original 'Utter Underwater Thunderbolter' by Jackie Morris

Gail Klevan’s acrylic designer jewellery is bold, colourful, contemporary and perfect statement jewellery for long summer days and nights. Comfortable to wear; each piece is individually hand-crafted and no two pieces are alike. Gail is a graduate of the Royal College of Art in London and is one of the foremost UK designers working in acrylic.

Artist Kate Lycett sees patterns in everything. Her textile design background is always present in the way that she paints and interprets what is around her: from hills adorned with houses and washing lines, to rows of flower pots and stripes of brightly painted drain pipes. Kate incorporates gold thread trace lines through the landscape, and gold leaf changes the surface of her pictures with the changing light of day. She paints beautiful pictures of the places that she loves.  We will be showing  a new collection of hand embellished limited edition prints.

Ever popular Shropshire artist Jemima Jameson paints in acrylics on oak and olive wood panels, hand made wooden boxes and cupboards, much sought after as heirlooms of the future. Her inspiration comes from the rolling hills, farmland and woods that  surrounds her and her work is a celebration of the natural world incorporating both flora and fauna. 

Originally from Scotland, artist Lindsey Keir specialises in painting with a variety of oil and water based media using, when appropriate, high-lights of gold leaf and metallic inks as decorative elements. She studied at Glasgow school of Art and the Royal College of Art in London. She draws inspiration from the natural world using strong colour, pattern and texture. The richness in her paintings reflect her designers eye. She transforms everyday familiar objects with a powerful romantic language using strong colour and texture.

Ceramicist Kirsti Brown is inspired by her love of wandering, drawing and daydreaming by the coast. She hand builds ceramic vessels influenced by the sea, beaches and cliffs around Wales and Scotland. The decoration evokes shorelines, waves and landscape featuring her distinctive vivid turquoise glaze.

Last but not least, we will be showing a small collection of porcelain pieces by Justine Allison. Since leaving college in 1998 Justine has been working solely with hand built porcelain – creating semi-functional pieces. Her work addresses the boundaries between function and decoration. She looks at objects that are used on a daily basis; like the form of a jug and create pieces that move away from function and are more concerned with the aesthetic and the visual. Her work is very much concerned with the simplicity and beauty of the clay and incorporating pattern and texture as well as glaze and coloured porcelain to create subtle, unique variations. Thinness and movement are very important in each piece.

 

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Hay Festival Exhibition @ Old Chapel Gallery 2018

Hay Festival Exhibition @ Old Chapel Gallery 2018

A special Festival Exhibition at Old Chapel Gallery, Pembridge, to run during the Hay Festival of Literature and the Arts 2018, opens on Thursday May 24, continuing to the end of June and features the work of talented British artists and makers from far and near.

Heading the line up will be artist Jackie Morris, famous for her illustrations in children books and more recently for the award-winning ‘The Lost Words’, in which she collaborated with Robert McFarlane, a collection of ‘spells’ with words from the natural world that the junior Oxford Dictionary had removed…Jackie studied at Hereford College of Arts and at Bath Academy.

There will be a tempting new collection of stained glass from ever popular artist Tamsin Abbott whose work is influenced by our ancient land and how we are connected to it: the hills, the woods, the plants, birds and animals that live alongside us and the world of myths and fairytales that we have spun around it.

Artist and jeweller Hannah Willow, whose inspiration comes from the land, wild and free places, stories and folklore, poetry and myth and legend, strives to capture the hidden memory held within the landscape and spark rememberings that will connect us back to our deepest roots when creating her silver jewellery and mixed media paintings.

Lisa Ellul will be showing a new range of ceramic sculptural vessels. She has always been fascinated by the complex and beautiful natural structures and textures found in plants, bark, seed pods, corals and shells. Lisa studied Three Dimensional Design at the Manchester Metropolitan University specialising in ceramics and then went onto study ceramics at Blaker College in Norway.

Ceramicist Paul Taylor uses ultra thin slabs of white earthenware  to create his latest collection of vessels and jugs that are glazed on the inside in fabulous colours.

There is  an ever-changing  collection of unique garden sculptures to enhance  your outdoor space in a variety of media such as stoneware, forged iron, stainless steel, glass and more including the work of several sculptors new to the gallery.

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