My work is usually assembled pieces from found objects producing diverse and interesting finished pieces. I try to use objects that have a certain age and history and the more unusual the better. Old worn toys in particular can suggest various scenarios / dioramas and constructions. I use and collect old glass domes and cases and use old frames as ‘containers’ for my work. I also have a love and interest in natural history, bones and taxidermy which I also use in my work. I hope to place my work in a garden and add a mysterious element to the environment.
I have been shortlisted for the 2018 Royal Academy Exhibition.
A sculptor and ceramicist creating a range of figurative and free-flowing sculptures for the house and garden. Principally working with clay and employing a wide range of techniques, from coil and slab building to throwing and slip casting.
Tania Holland Gallery was established in 2008 in the Shropshire market town of Bridgnorth and relocated in 2016 to the historic Red House Glass Cone Museum and Craft Centre in Stourbridge. Tania offers an original collection of punny animal designs in the form of collage on canvas and mixed media sculpture. Each original “Wordplay Menagerie” design incorporates a second motif or theme that together create a visual pun and every piece includes a fictitious dictionary style definition of the pun that it represents.
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.
Ceramics including pots and clay sculpture. Landscape and townscape painting.
I design all of my own artwork, using a variety of mixed media to create, including textiles, print making, collage and sculpture. Inspiration comes from my surrounding environment, particularly the area where I live, which borders the Montgomery canal and River Severn. Situated in beautiful countryside, it has an abundance of flora, fauna and wildlife.
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. 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 way as I draw.
Inspired by nature, expert flower maker Carolyn Clayton hand-makes ceramic flower lady sculptures and wall art.
I am a self taught sculpture artist working with air drying polymer clay. I specialise in caricatures of famous people, including TV, film and sports stars and the odd politician as well! My sculptures are small in size (up to 6 inches high) but big in fun!
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