We are delighted to announce out guest exhibitors for August and September:
Angela Hunter – bronze sculptures
Pam Chilton (Art57) – needle felted animals
Steve Taylor – sculptures from upcycled silver plated cutlery
June/July 2017 Guest Exhibitors
Our guest exhibitors for June and July are Sue Elliot Creative Silks and Velvets and Danielle Ray from Trolls Eye Crafts.
Sue Elliot Creative Silks and Velvets
“I draw my inspiration from the colours and textures I see around me. In everyday life for granted but in fact it’s always present, always changing and always breathtaking and I aim to capture this ‘magic’ in my work. The natural flowing quality of the velvet, silks and wool I work are a perfect medium for this. As I place dyes onto the fabrics they flow into one another creating new colours and patterns. These are then transformed into sumptuous scarves, bags and small gifts, enriched using an embellisher, machine hand embroidery.”
Danielle Ray – Trolls Eye Crafts
“Unique and bold designer jewellery in silver, bronze and other media, using techniques ranging from lost wax casting to repousse, chasing and fusing to create organic and sculptural forms,often incorporating unusual semiprecious stones.
I also work in leather, making fine bags, belts and other accessories for women and men.”
April/May 2017 Exhibitors
We are delighted to welcome our first guest exhibitors: the very talented Rob Elliot from Rob Elliot Furniture and Anna Turnbull from Biteabout Arts.
Rob Elliot Furniture
“Born in 1963, in the historic town of Selkirk in the Scottish Borders, I have been around timber my whole life. Even as a boy I spent many hours making things from wood in the carpenter’s shop of my father’s sawmill.”
“After leaving school in 1980, I entered the family business, where I learned more about the various species of native hardwoods as they were processed though the mill. While admiring the grain of the timber, it struck me that it was a shame to see this beautiful material being cut up for such basic uses as boards and fence posts. It was from this point that the idea of creating furniture came into being that would show the natural shapes and forms of the wood to best advantage . After leaving saw milling behind to explore the possibilities of this idea, I decided to specialise in Elm which to my eye has the most interesting grain and colouring, particularly Wych or Scottish Elm. From 1987 to the present, I have been developing my ideas along with a portfolio of increasingly striking pieces, a selection of which can be viewed on this website”
“I set up Biteabout Arts at my home in rural north Northumberland, to create unique felt vessels, bags and wearable items inspired by organic forms and the colours, textures and patterns within nature, and also to make traditional and contemporary willow baskets and sculptures.
As an experienced teacher I run felt making, basketry and willow sculpture workshops for all ages and groups including schools, where I also deliver a wide range of creative workshops.
I welcome both public and private commissions in willow and felt.”