It is hard to believe that I am now in my 25th year since my graduation and setting up my own business as a sculptor, it has gone so quickly! I am proud to have my own work style which is unique and distinctive as a Sally Dunham creation. Over this time I have been privileged to work with a range of fantastic galleries and wonderful private customers, and now I’m so excited to have my own gallery! My passion for creating is as strong as ever and I still get excited each time I pick up the clay to create something new, whether it be for a new idea I have had or to realise a bespoke design for a customer.
I hope that my work brings the viewer as much enjoyment to see and own as it does to create!
My main constraint is finding time to produce all the ideas I have as I am continuously inspired by the world around me, things I see and people I meet!
My love for art started much longer than 25 years ago, right from a young child I would spend hours creating models from fimo and fabric. My first real introduction to clay came when I started Sixth Form College in Cambridge and was given a choice of media in which to specialise. As soon as I touched clay I was hooked. I remember carving into a block of clay to create my first figure, and my wonderful teacher, Neil, saying to me, "Remember, the figure is in there, you just have to discover it". This has always stayed with me. When I started my Degree course at the University of Wolverhampton, I spent two years experimenting with a range of techniques. Towards the end of my second year and the duration of my third year, my current style began to evolve and continues to develop to this day.
Originally from Gloucester, Tracy travelled extensively in Europe with her parents before settling in Norfolk in her teens. She followed many and varied career paths before discovering ceramics during an Art and Design course for mature students at the College of West Anglia. She went on to complete a two year National Diploma in Design Crafts, specialising in ceramics in July 2006, after which she was fortunate to spend the following year as Artist in Residence at the College.
She now spends her time producing a varied range of work including domestic ware and sculpture in stone clay. More recently she has been creating sculptures in bronze resin.
She happily works from her home on the Norfolk/Suffolk border inspired by the beautiful countryside of Thetford and aided by her three dogs and ever tolerant husband.
Lucy Wright is a Lake District based fine artist and ceramicist whose work speaks of nature and the interplay between the wild and the human. Playful, delicate and infinitely beautiful, her work is intriguing and often whimsical with a warmth and humour which speaks to the heart.
Lucy’s ceramic assemblage pieces are created through introducing often opposing, found and repurposed objects to support or highlight a ceramic sculpture at the centre.
Lucy studied fine art at Lancaster University achieving a first class degree and is now exhibiting in galleries across the country.
Love DnA, the mother and daughter creative duo. Our fascination in Japanese fabric has led us to create and hand craft floral brooches influenced by the floral head pieces worn to accompany kimonos since 2010.
Origami features heavily in our work as we manipulate fabric to create the unique folds in our flowers. This has in time led our expanding origami creations. Our origami should leave you feeling uplifted and nostalgic.
I am a Norfolk artist working from my home studio in Reepham. I’m continually inspired by the beautiful countryside and coastline. I can often be found beach combing along the North Norfolk coast, while walking my two dogs. The sea itself is my main source of inspiration, I love watching it’s ever changing mood, energy and colour. It’s whilst following this theme back in 2016 I started to create unique, hand painted sailboats, where the sail becomes my canvas.
Whether I’m working on paper, canvas or wood, my preferred medium is acrylic paint. I love its versatility and vibrancy. The sails are made from hardboard that I first prime and lightly sand, before I begin creating the original, hand painted design. Each sail is given two light coats of satin varnish, to provide extra protection. I finish each sail by giving it a map on the back, I have designed my own maps of the Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex coastlines. To complete the boats, I make the hulls using driftwood and reclaimed wood, many of which I have collected from our beautiful Norfolk coast
I create slip cast and slab built coloured porcelain tableware inspired by the Slow Movement and Emotionally Durable Design. Firstly, I design a shape by turning plaster on a lathe or throwing clay on the wheel. I then create a plaster mould from this shape. I colour my own porcelain, and build up layers of coloured clay within the mould. Handles and attachments are marbled up and slab built from excess clay. The decoration is carefully carved into the clay layers often to resemble fingerprints where I would hold the pieces. The size and depth of the carving depends on the finger. The pots are then burnished and bisque fired. Once bisque fired, they are sanded smooth, glazed inside with a clear gloss, and fired to 1250°c. After high firing they are sanded once more to ensure a tactile smooth finish.
Slow Movement and Emotionally Durable Design:The Slow Movement is a philosophy that advocates a cultural shift towards slowing down life’s pace. Savouring the hours and minutes rather than counting them. Doing everything as well as possible, instead of as fast as possible. Quality over quantity in everything from work, to food, to recreation. My work aims to create a connection with the user to the piece, causing the user to want to slow down and enjoy their food or drink.
Emotionally Durable Design is a philosophy created to aid in the reduction of waste, landfill, and consumption. The concept is to evoke a connection with the product to avoid the desire to replace it with the latest trend. I aspire to create this connection with touch. The pieces have my “fingerprints” carved into them, creating a memory of the maker within the pottery. When the user drinks or eats from the piece, they feel the tactile sensation of the fingerprints carved in the ergonomic shapes of the pots. Over time and repeated use this can create a bond from the user to the piece, reducing the desire to replace it and therefore reducing landfill and waste.
Made From the Earth, Inspired by Earth and Beyond.
I have been making pots for over 35 years. My small workshop is based in Oby in rural Norfolk, where I make hand thrown stoneware pots for use in the home & individual raku fired vessels.
My raku work consists of a range of both ‘naked’ and glazed raku vessels and is inspired by photographic images of planet earth as seen from the International Space Station and also recent images of Jupiter from NASA’s Juno cam. Forms are wheel thrown, then decorated with terra sigillata slips. Layers of decoration are used to illustrate surfaces in a 2-dimensional way as would be seen from outer space. Some pieces are then burnished, some glazed. Raku fired wares are usually still porous after firing, but my bottle shapes & vases have been sealed to make them water-tight for flowers.
Customers include members of both ESA, Netherlands, & the UK Space Agency. I also had the opportunity to meet ESA Astronaut Tim Peake and was able to gift to him a piece of my work which was inspired by his amazing photography from the International Space Station.
Tom Gaskell is a Cambridge-based glass artist; he makes contemporary glass artworks, ornaments and tableware. His work varies from realistic representations of the natural world – especially birds – to more abstract and interpretive patterns and shapes. It incorporates a wide range of colours and textures and he places an emphasis on giving the pieces a coherent form and depth. Tom takes inspiration from the world around him - and from the colours, swirls and shapes that are found within the glass itself - to produce his work. He has been privileged to learn from some exceptional artists, in glass and other media, who have taught, inspired and helped him.
Tom uses glass sheet, granules, powders and enamel paints to create his work. He uses fusing and kiln-casting techniques, where the different glasses are cut, assembled and embellished then melted together at a high temperature to form a single piece; this process is often repeated several times. The resulting sheet of glass is then assembled into the final piece, or slumped at medium temperatures into moulds, or dropped through apertures in the kiln to form the chosen shape then cut and polished to finish the work.
Each of my pieces starts as a flat sheet of glass to which different elements are added to create the design. I use coloured glass, glass enamels, powders and different grades of crushed glass known as frit to build up the layers. The glass is then fused in a kiln, sometimes several times, to fuse the layers together.
Inspired by a love of colour, texture and the natural environment, I am continually experimenting to create handmade pieces of art that bring a smile. Completely self-taught, I am incredibly humbled by the love shown for my work from my incredible customers and the never-ending support from my wonderful family. You can find my workshop near Hadleigh, Suffolk where visitors are always welcome.
No two of my designs are ever the same, each piece is completely unique.
I fell in love with glass 35 years ago when I trained in Architectural Stained Glass. The transparent, reflective and ephemeral qualities are what drew me to the medium, together with the wholly satisfying creative processes involved in the manufacture of pieces. I worked in studios in Japan and Australia and on return to the UK I trained to teach. 12 years ago I discovered fused glass and the love affair continued! Having recently taken early retirement, I’m now able to devote myself to my passion, leading adult fused-glass and stained-glass workshops, creating my own work to sell through galleries and working on commissioned pieces. My style and techniques are a collaboration of years of professional study and work experience. I am in a constant cycle of experimentation and development, striving for fused glass and stained-glass perfection. I’m drawn to pattern, texture, colour and organic forms and I’m particularly inspired by the natural world.
Chantal produces freestanding stained glass panels and decorative items for the home using traditional leading and copper foil techniques. She is inspired the colour and vibrancy of glass and the fact that when she is working on leaded panels she is using techniques which would have been familiar to those making the stained glass windows in medieval churches. This sense of history and craft is important to her whether making small window hangings, decorative homeware or larger abstract or figurative designs.
Visiting Norfolk, Northumberland and the Outer Hebrides has lead to an interest in creating work featuring the sea, boats and lighthouses……perfect subjects for glass! All Chantal’s larger pieces are designed as freestanding panels and are complimented by handmade frames in oak. This allows the work to be displayed on a table or a bookshelf illuminated by a lamp, or on a windowsill with the sun shining through it……the choice is yours. As well as enhancing the decorative quality of the art, the freestanding frames allow you move the pieces around the house to find the perfect spot….you can also take your favourite works with you when you move house.
In addition to larger bespoke items Chantal enjoys making decorative items which make perfect gifts such as robins, swallows, butterflies and dragonflies. Chantal’s Christmas decorations which she designs and makes herself show off the glass to its best effect and create the warm glow of the season!
Timothy Davis specialises in the creation of unique woodwork pieces. As a self-taught woodworker, Tim takes pleasure in utilising locally sourced timber and complementing them with bio resin or lead-free metal to fill in any gaps. Each piece of art produced by Tim is unique, featuring individual flaws and qualities that cannot be duplicated. Tim draws inspiration from geological formations, river landscapes and coastal views. The golden ratio is also incorporated into every piece, as it can be observed in everything from DNA to rolling waves in the natural world.
The goods are handcrafted using only the finest components which are hand-selected to perform better than expected in the intended function.These consist of;
From an early age, I've loved making things. My dad was a Master Carpenter, as were manyin our skilled family. When I was young, I was hardly ever out of someone's shed orworkshop cutting up bits of wood and trying to fix them together.My journey started with a four-year apprenticeship and on into the professional world ofcarpentry and joinery where I earned a reputation for high-quality craftsmanship andattention to detail.
Out of my passion for creative carpentry came"Andy Daines Artwork" which is based in the East of England.My work can be best described as "Nature-inspired Art", a blended form of Art andCarpentry.
Each piece is unique and has a contemporary style to it.The panels are made of laminated solid timbers, birch plywood and timber veneers, whichare glued together. These are carefully shaped, carved and sanded to a smooth touchrevealing the grain and character. It is all handmade and finished with oil or wax to enhancethe natural beauty of the wood.
Theresa specialises in bespoke hand cut marquetry. She has a very strong passion for the intricacies of this classical skill and likes to incorporate this into each piece she makes. Whether it is a bespoke luxury Jewellery box or a fine handcrafted piece of furniture. Inspired by her love of nature and the outdoors, her contemporary designs give a modern edge to a traditional art form.
Temima Crafts' 'Bloomin' Clever Boxes' and 'Vanishing Castles' are simply unique.
The boxes appeal on a number of levels. They are beautiful, tactile, useful, fun and, because of the lift out internal trays and drawers, regarded as intriguing.
The Vanishing Castles are just fun. With a flick of the wrist, an often boring block of wood is transformed instantaneously into something fantastical. People either like them a lot or not at all. Marmite anybody?
Handmade wooden signs, photo frames, gift tags and accessories. All items are designed by myself and can be personalised. We sand, stain and paint our items before applying the designs by heat and sealing with varnish. This makes all our products fully weather proof.
As a bit of a fabric hoarder, I love the challenge of creating wildlife portraits with textiles. The fabric I use come from all sorts of places including fashion industry remnants, discontinued ranges, recycled fabrics and deadstock.
The textile applique portraits are created using raw edged applique and embellished with free-motion embroidery and hand sewing. Each art cushion is a one-off as, although I repeat the overall design, the composition of fabrics used in each piece will differ. My textile art is also digitally scanned and then used to create highly detailed cards and mounted prints
I also use a range of other recycled textiles to make:
- Gloves and scarves from recycled pure cashmere
- Bags from recycled hessian and tweeds
I design and make bags, accessories and homewares from a variety of carefully chosen fabrics. I mostly use tweed woven by my sister in Wales, but also like to make use of remnants, offcuts and upcycle fabrics.
I really love to work with texture and colour, and most of my designs combine a selection of contrasting or toning fabrics. My designs are stylish and practical, and I pride myself on my attention to detail and quality.
I am inspired by the stunning and ever-changing coast and countryside of East Anglia, particularly my native county, Norfolk, and neighbouring Suffolk. Observing the spectacular skies, evolving clouds, energy of the waves and rich colours of the trees and fields, I enjoy translating the feeling and movement of my natural surroundings into my three-dimensional textile art and paintings, using vivid colour with an emphasis on texture and intricate detail. Depending on which medium I am working in some pieces are based on my own photographs, some from memories and others incorporate elements from my imagination.
As a textile artist, I create three-dimensional seascapes and landscapes with natural wool and plant fibres using a single needle, completely by hand. It is a form of the technique that I have truly made my own with over a decade of daily practise. Along with merino I incorporate wool from British rare breeds and plant fibres that are a recycled product from the horticultural industry. I do not use any synthetic fibres.
More recently I have found an ever-increasing passion for painting with soft pastels, a medium I have truly fallen in love with, along with acrylics. Whatever materials I am creating my art with, I am often told the work is easily identifiable as mine, and long-term collectors of my textile art are happily adding my paintings to their collections, for which I am truly grateful.
Hello! My name is Cheryl Liston and I'm a fulltime self taught professional artist, originally specialising in watercolour since 2001 until 2019 when I decided to take on a new challenge of working with oils as well.
I have a particular love of painting the sea and all things coastal, there’s something so uplifting about the vastness of the skyline sitting over the ocean. I'm drawn to the beauty of the ever changing landscapes, sunrises, sunsets and moody skies, I capture these atmospheric elements in my paintings by embracing colour, light and tone and I enjoy creating paintings that have a sense of calm.
My painting style is contemporary and semi-abstract and the main body of my work is oil on canvas. I also work with oil and resin which I achieve by pouring resin over my finished work, using a heat gun to remove any air bubbles, leaving a smooth, shiny surface. This process can bring out more depth, texture and colour in the painting.
My watercolours have a similar painting style, keeping my work loose using a wet in wet process, which allows the colours to merge. Subtle details are then added using artist ink pens.
As a member of Cambridge Open Studios, Art in East Anglia and Visual Artist Association, I enjoy attending art fairs and exhibitions throughout East Anglia and love meeting fellow artists and art lovers.
My career started as a textile designer, at Great Yarmouth College of Art, where my love of colour and design began. Thereafter, I went on to complete a BA Hons in Visual Studies at NUA and a Diploma in Teaching at City College, Norwich.After leaving education I had the time to focus on what my artistic calling in the art world was. I spent several years developing the work through exploring various techniquesuntil my current style of semi-abstract seascapes started to emerge and it is something I continue to develop to this day.
My artwork explores the horizon inspired by the huge skies and ever–changing light and atmosphere of North Norfolk. I am a contemporary artist based in North Norfolk, where I spend a lot of time walking along the coastline with my sketchbook, drawing the seasonal changes. Rapidly drawing my feelings of a place through mark making, is key torecalling the energy I sense, when sketching the fleeting and ethereal light. The focus is the horizon, as it’s a place where I feel a connection; a sense of presence. I paint to capture the beauty of Creation along the North Norfolk coast, with its creeks, skies and expansive beaches. I find that painting in a semi-abstract style, using acrylics and mixed media, enablesmy work to reveal and express a deeper mystery.
Beach Days - Holkham47x47cm
Heading to the Bridge - Holkham47x47cm
My artwork is drawn in Procreate on an iPad Pro using an Apple Pencil. Using photographs I have taken as a guide, I build up the pictures using hundreds of layers of colour with various transparencies and use the application’s ability to zoom right into a landscape to add detail.
Inspired initially by the style of landscape made popular by vintage railway posters, my artwork attempts to capture the essence of locations that are close to my heart. From idyllic summer days at the coast to bracing winter walks along the river, spending time working on these pictures allows me to immerse myself in the countryside around us.
Combining the simple beauty of line with a delightful interaction of colour. From vibrant gardens, to wild riversides, to a gentle woodland walk. Using graphic artist pens, Jacqueline aims to capture the essence and joy of nature. Bring a smile to people's faces.
Making her own open prints, from these designs, is integral to her creative process. Each piece individually printed onto watercolour paper and personally signed. These are available in various sizes, both mounted and framed, or as greeting cards and other small gift items.
Maria’s work invites you into her world of highly stylised watercolours. Her inspiration comes from the landscapes of her native Scotland to the ancient Meadows of England and all the gardens, parks and pavements in-between, and together with design elements inspired by the Arts & Crafts, Celtic and Moorish designs, she hopes that her re-imagined view of nature will help us to connect with it, and pay tribute to its beauty.
I love working with watercolour due to its versatility in producing anything from a light and translucent sky to a dark and brooding atmosphere and I love to introduce a bit of “bling” into my paintings with traditional Gold Leaf. My training a textile designer has a marked influence on my work, and pattern plays a huge role in my work. I attempt to juxtapose stylised natural forms onto highly patterned grounds. My art work draws from the myriad of natural patterns found in nature and different cultures, and combined with my imagination, to hopefully producing unique pieces of artwork.
My own particular 'style' has been developing over 4 decades as a professional wildlife artist.
Over the last 10 years I have been expressing myself more freely on canvas and canvasboard, painting and splattering the work using both brushes and palette knives.
Uniquely, I also apply this technique to handmade paper textured with plantlife - made by 2Rivers Paper and artist Erica Just -fixing the paper onto canvas and canvasboard. These, I call my 'PaperBax'.
Although I live in Cheshire, I have been birdwatching the north Norfolk coast since a teenager.
I take my inspiration from the countryside around me, wherever I am, and hope my appreciation of it shows through in my work.
"I have always been inspired by the natural world and my work strives to capture the essence, personality and captivating beauty that can be found in all life forms. Often delving beyond the mainstream, my work often casts a spotlight on unsung and unconventional animals, showcasing that innate beauty can be found in all creatures.
In every piece, I aim to create a visual narrative that is striking and emotionally charged, sparking contemplation and empathy from the viewer. I use rich blacks to add depth and intensity and like to experiment with light and shade, infusing each piece with mood and emotional resonance."
In all my originals I use a varying combination of charcoals, pencils and chalk as well as fine line art pens to capture the intricate details and finer highlighs.
All limited edition A4 prints are professionally lab printed on Giclee Hahnemuhle Photorag paper, using archival inks.
Liz works in a free, expressive style to capture the atmosphere of a place and time rather than geographical detail. Primarily using watercolour and acrylic she likes to incorporate other materials and mediums often using charcoal, pastel, pencil, and sand to enhance her work.The beautiful Norfolk landscape is the main inspiration for her artistic practice, in particular the beautiful coast around Cromer where she lives and the wide-open skies.
She completed a BA Hons. in Fine Art in the 1980’s at Stourbridge in the West Midlands and, after years working in marketing, completed an MA in Fine Art at the Norwich University of the Arts in 2009.
I design and make elegant jewellery collection and one-of-a-kind pieces to touch the heart. I started to create jewellery in 1999 when I was still a lecturer teaching biology in colleges of further education.
My jewellery is handcrafted in sustainable, recycled gold and silver. The majority of the stones I personally set are ethically sourced. I am working towards being able to track the journey of all my stones from source to jewellery.
Nature is the inspiration for the majority of my jewellery collections, with several of my collections featuring flowers or leaves. Nature has a simple elegance which I like to replicate in my jewellery. I also like to reflect on the meaning my jewellery has on the wearer so often there is symbolism within the design.
I fashion much of the jewellery directly from bullion in the form of sheet or wire. Some pieces are cast from a master I originally created. This is to ensure accuracy of design and to control cost when the designs are very labour intensive. I like to use a variety of techniques with my work to create different effects and finishes.
Recently I have introduced natural turquoise into my work. I use Wild Horse Turquoise as I love the inherent seascape colours and patterns within the stones.
Working predominantly in sterling silver I have recently incorporated yellowgold into many pieces. I also use gems and diamonds in my rings. I make myjewellery using a combination of cast components seen in my Septanglecollection and fabrication. My Modern collection is made totally from silverand gold wire that is first textured before forming it into the desiredshape.
My inspiration is the chalk cliffs of Dorset and the sparkling sea. This isthe texture you find across my collections and the river of diamonds setinto my rings. I love the play of light as it hits the different angles ofthe texture. Beyond this my aim is to create beautiful, timeless designsthat are easy to wear, the addition of the organic texture, combination ofgold and silver and the contrasting oxidised black surfaces give simplepieces an eye-catching detail.
Sustainability is at the heart of all Danielle’s designs, inspired by mid-century modern design, clean lines and geometric forms, with the aim of showcasing raw materials through the traditional craft process of woodturning.
Sourcing native hardwoods directly from local managed woodlands, milling, processing, and forming the timber in house. Crafting affordable collections of minimal jewellery, home décor and timeless statement pieces, that capture the essence of British woodlands.
Each handcrafted element juxtaposes the unique grains of British hardwoods with the refined forms of 925 sterling silver, leather and brass, to create a harmonious balance between material qualities and their aesthetic values.
I have designed and made silver jewellery ever since completing my Silversmithing degree at college. My designs are usually based on natural forms and living in Norfolk this has led to a particular interest in plants found along the coast such as Sea Buckthorn and Sea Holly.
During lockdown I started painting some of the beautiful dead wood found in woodland. This has led on to the creation of my Woodland Pendants which are all ‘one offs’ that I have designed, cut and textured in response to a specific site.
All work has been hallmarked at the Sheffield Assay Office.
I regret that I do not accept commissions.
My work is "all about the detail". I started making jewellery in 2007, taking time to perfect bench skills with a jeweller in Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter. I incorporate intricate saw piercing with shape & form, pieces are very tactile. My imaginative jewellery creates small works of art. They are often 3D with moveable parts and hidden detail. Designs are inspired by wildlife, animals and nature.
I design and create jewellery in silver and gold using a variety of traditional techniques such as forging, milling and hammering the precious metals. Textural contrasts in the jewellery are made with these processes and by oxidising the silver or the addition of gemstones.
From my Danish roots I create contemporary, elegant and timeless jewellery influenced by Scandinavian Design ethos. I enjoy the process of transforming the silver or gold, using a number of traditional techniques, into a finished piece of jewellery.
In my Cambridge studio I make a wide range of jewellery including earrings, necklaces, rings, bangles and cufflinks and unusual gifts such as a silver bubble blower. I also remodel old jewellery; I find handcrafting silver and gold endlessly satisfying and inspiring.
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