Tuesday 06 February 2018
Friday 10 November 2017 – Saturday 06 January 2018
Opening Hours: 10 am - 5 pm Tuesday - Friday 11 am - 3pm Saturday
This winter exhibition brings together five top makers from the local area. A diverse range of artwork and products will be on display and available to purchase. The talented designers exhibiting are:
Danni Bradford : Verre-eglomise art
Danni works from her studio in Swimbridge, North Devon. Some of the processes she uses to achieve her finishes are age old techniques, and many are born from continuous experimentation in the studio.
By combining her background as an illustrator with Verre - eglomise she has created her own distinctive style. Her work focuses on the power and beauty of light, colour and movement within the natural world.
David Cleverly : Ceramics
David was born and spent his formative years in the seaside town of Hastings, on the south coast of England. He attended Hastings School of Art, and then went on to study Fine Art [Painting] at Goldsmith’s College School of Art, London.
He moved to Devon 28 years ago and started making pottery at Haytown. Here he first made a range of brown domestic earthenware with modelled sprigging. David began making larger figures in 1992. Now the figures have taken over almost completely, with a proliferation of historical and mythological characters and their creatures.
Sam Pickard : Textiles
Sam has created a range of exquisite botanical and floral textile designs and also geometrics. Beautiful 100% cashmere scarves, cushions and other fine textile products are all designed and crafted in her South Molton studio.
She loves nature and it's earthy imperfect forms and colours. In this North Devon landscape where she walks every day, she finds a calm and natural beauty that makes her feel not only inspired but also happy!
DominiqueToucheteau : Jewellery
Initially Dominique studied as a sculptor in Bordeaux but now lives in Devon where she makes her unique handmade jewellery specialising in bracelets, necklaces, rings, earrings and cufflinks.
Her work is inspired by sculptural forms in the natural environment around her studio. She weaves precious metal wire to create organic patterns and surfaces with textile qualities. She also uses semi-precious stones, cut or uncut, to provide contrast with the weaving and to provide the shape to create elegant pieces of jewellery.
Edward Wild : Bespoke furniture
Following in the tradition of fine English furniture, Edward creates bespoke handmade furniture in a clean simple style. Combining contemporary design and skilled craftsmanship with the finest materials, each piece is finished with an attention to detail making it unique
Ranging from dining, lounge and bedroom furniture to intimate jewellery and occasional boxes, these custom-made pieces are designed to endure changing fashions.
Tuesday 06 February 2018
The Holburne Museum, Great Pulteney Street, Bath BA2 4DB
Saturday 24 February 2018
The Vestibules, City Hall, College Green, Bristol, BS1
Monday 12 February 2018 – Friday 16 February 2018
Working towards a South West where talented artists thrive, and a resilient and connected visual arts ecology that inspires more engaged and diverse audiences to value and advocate for its work.
Part of the Contemporary Visual Arts Network