We are so excited to have a selection of beautiful pieces from the very talented Rachel Larkins.
Her work spans an eclectic range of toys and automata to charcoal drawings and has delighted clients including the Hove Museum & Art gallery, musician PJ Harvey, foot wear design compay Jeffery West of London and Tait and Style of Orkney.
‘I began making collectors toys about fifteen years ago, from a studio at Artsway (in the New Forest) shortly after graduating in Textile Art from Winchester. I exhibit regularly and my work is held by private collections in this country and abroad. Alongside working at The Arts University at Bournemouth, I make automata to public and private commission. I am currently studying for a Masters in Sequential Design at the University of Brighton.’
We are so thrilled to have work by new maker, Tanja Malo.
Tanja studied jewellery in Japan, was brought up in rural Sweden with roots in Finnish Lapland. She uses found kimono prints, hemp, nettle and raw silk from Nepalese and Laotian mountain farms, handmade silver from Sweden, both old and new Liberty of London fabric… exquisite!
‘I started collecting fabrics when I first moved to Japan in the late 90’s, and continued during many journeys throughout the Far East in the ten years that followed. The gathering and learning about materials from the people who produced and worked with them everyday led to ideas of how to use the smallest piece of fabric, threads on factory floors, and make it into something beautiful and valuable. In the process, my form of jewellery making was found: preserving what might have otherwise been lost.
These pieces are made out of these found kimono prints, odd pieces from small antique stores in border towns, hemp, nettle and raw silk from Nepalese and Laotian mountain farms, handmade silver from Sweden, both old and new Liberty of London fabric.
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Our spring show has opened, here are a few highlights…
New artists include Daniel Wright with a cupboard full of decorated white slipped earthenware in the kitchen (see image). Alongside Daniel is a familiar maker, Dylan Bowen. A firm favourite of ours over many years, Dylan is now a well known, established figure in the world of contemporary ceramics.
Another new artist, printmaker and painter, Henrietta Corbett,is showing carborundum prints and her new small exquisite acrylic on perspex paintings.
We have a stunning collection of large botanical studies in watercolour and graphite by regular artist, Cornelia O’Donovan.
See more on our current exhibition page
Just arrived… stunning new collection by Syann van Niftrik.
Born in South Africa, Syann originally trained as a ceramic designer. She moved to the Netherlands setting up her first jewellery studio in 1971. A visiting lecturer on the BA Jewellery course at Central St. Martin’s, London, she also mentors students.
‘My early years were passed in Africa with unmistakable rhythms, textures and hues. I breathed it in deeply winding it freely into my northern birth right. My work draws freely from my environment without being representational. This together with a need to make a piece that sits on and moves comfortably with the body is what I seek to do.’