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.
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.
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
I’m an artist inspired by sacred geometry and the beauty of the cosmos. I use acrylic paint to create pieces of galactic artwork on clay, canvas, clothing, furniture and anything else I can get my hands on.