We are a group who meet on Thursday afternoons. We sculpt in wood and stone, but mainly in clay. We vary in age from the twenties to eighties, and are all learning new skills. Some of us have been professionally trained, some have been doing this sort of thing all their lives, and some are newcomers. Many also paint.
Heather Hancock is a maker who creates original 2D and 3D handmade pieces, using stitched, collaged and drawn techniques. Heather now lives on the edge of the Peak District, and finds inspiration in the wild, beautiful landscape that surrounds her, using ink and pen to create fluid, expressive studies which are developed into mixed media pieces later in the studio. A collection of creatures are available for purchase, decorative objects and images, brooches, and cards.
Imaginative paintings and sculptures in stone, wood and clay.
I work with found objects that have a history using them to create assemblages, dioramas and mosaics. 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.
Tania studied Fine Art at Oxford University and has been a practicing artist for 23 years. Tania’s 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’s humorous “Wordplay Menagerie” animal sculptures each incorporate a second motif to create a visual pun which is accompanied by a fictitious dictionary style definition. Tania has over two hundred puns to hand and offers mixed media sculpture, collage, Giglee prints and greetings cards. Commissions accepted.
Artwork in pastel and watercolour, sculptures in clay and ceramic pots.
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I am a designer maker living alongside the Montgomery Canal in the beautiful Severn Valley. My textile and mixed media pieces are all inspired by the abundance of flora and fauna found within this region.
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.