Stained Glass & Metalwork for your home and garden. Stained Glass Garden Art Sculptures designed to be placed amongst the plants in the garden, all handcrafted individually so no two pieces are the same, they look beautiful as the sunlight streams through them and all panels are weatherproof.
Mixed media paintings of Bridgnorth and elsewhere.
Limited edition linoprints and illustrated gifts. Handmade in the Ironbridge Gorge.
Very Much inspired by the landscapes of Shropshire and North Wales. Recently inspired by medieval church carvings and murals. Especially angels. Currently working on a series of ‘Mischievous Angles’-WHAT FUN !!
My work is mainly inspired by travel and nature. Landscapes, views, flowers and trees are my most common subjects. Sometimes I am inspired by a small detail – the texture of bark, a shell or an interesting leaf. More recently I am enjoying working on local landscapes, dramatic skies and beautiful views. Initially, I like to use unpredictable media such as inks and dyes. I then use a variety of techniques to add detail from drawing and painting to collage and stitch. I am especially fond of free machine embroidery and use this in much the same ways as I draw.
Handmade decorative ceramic ‘flower people’ sculptures.
I work with batik, hot wax resist mainly on tissue paper, sometimes on paper and fabric. I often add to my work with hand and machine embroidery. Landscape is my main inspiration which I also explore through felting.
I have been making and teaching lacemaking since 1981. I specialise in bobbin lacemaking though I also do some needle lace. I do Torchon which is made in many countries and regarded as a good type for beginners. I also do Bedfordshire and Bucks Point which are traditional English laces and have recently started to learn Milanese , which as its name suggests , is an Italian lace.
I use the traditional white and ecru thread but I also like to work in colour. I also like to do wall hanging, framed work and fans as well as the usual handkerchiefs.
I was commissioned to write ”Torchon Lace a Manual of Techniques.” which was published in in 1991and has been in print ever since.
My display will feature samples of a variety of laces and I will have a Torchon bookmark on my lace pillow to demonstrate the techniques which apply to all bobbin laces.
Chris Pugh is a self-taught artist who specialises in creating clay sculptures of famous (and infamous!) people. His work is guaranteed to bring a smile and a laugh to those who view it. Including TV and film stars through the ages, sports-people and politicians, with a few local faces thrown in for good measure. His work has brought widely varying requests from a range of fans as well as special commissions for TV companies including the Graham Norton Show. Each sculpture is painstakingly created by hand, measuring around 4-5 inches. Good things come in small packages! You can find him online by searching for Have a Nice Clay.
Facebook and twitter sites @HaveANiceClay