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New slipware by Dylan Bowen

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Decorated hand-thrown earthenware by Daniel Wright

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

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Our new exhibition Magical Thinking is now open and runs until 26th October.

It is such a pleasure to be showing this first solo show by Philippa Robbins, a new, emerging talent. Paintings, drawings, Mexican tin nichos, Russian dolls, maquettes… this really is a whole cast of supporting works.

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Marceline – acrylic on board in tin nicho

Marceline (see image left) is a beautiful Devon Rex kitten, just a few months old, belonging to Philippa’s daughter. She became something of a celebrity at the private view, quietly sitting upstairs away from the bussle but happily welcoming visitors, so affectionate.

See below for more images of the gallery and works…

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Cupboard of acrylics in Mexican frames

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Las Meninas – Russian Doll

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Clementina van der Walt – earthenware ceramics

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Matt Caines – a cupboard full of shed antler carvings

Summer is here and so is our annual garden inspired mixed show. Painters, printmakers, sculptors, jewellers and ceramic artists have all contributed to make this year’s  ‘Artist in the Garden’ a colourful, lush and verdant mix of art.

Ceramics by Clementina van der Walt – Newly arrived from Cape Town, piles of cream plates and earthy bowls interspersed with vermillion and indian yellow.

A cupboard full of exquisite sculptures by Matt Caines, carved from shed antler and inspired by traditional Inuit carving. Last year Matt spent 6 weeks on a scholarship in Yellowknife, Northern Canada, learning traditional carving techniques. New collection of slipware platters and vessels by regular artist, Dylan Bowen.     Read More

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Kumar SaraffMountain – oil on canvas 91 x 122cm

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Kumar SaraffMountains Studies – watercolours 13 x 17cm

Come and see a roomful of glorious local landscapes by Kumar Saraff. Kumar studied painting at the Royal Academy Schools, where he won several awards and prizes, including the David Murray travel scholarship for landscape painting and a silver medal for excellence in painting.

You can also see new displays by some of our regular artists. Stunning new handmade, hand stitched jewellery by Amanda Caines, watercolours by Steve Brockett and slip-decorated earthenware by Dylan Bowen.

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Elizabeth Barnett – Town I & Town II  – acrylic on canvas

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Elizabeth Barnett – Setting Sail & Book of Noxious Weeds – acrylic on canvas

Our next exhibition has just opened…

Everything Familiar Up Close A chance to see work by Australian illustrator, printmaker and textile artist, Elizabeth Barnett.

Showing alongside are decorative handbuilt ceramics by Kilkenny Workshop maker, Andrew Ludick

…& coming very soon, a brand new collection of hand-made jewellery by one of our regular artists, Amanda Caines.

Visit our exhibition page for more details…

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Yours and Mine – acrylic on canvas

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Book of Medicinal Weeds – acylic on canvas, Jugs & small vase by Andrew Ludick

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A Morning Cup of Tea with Baby – acrylic on linen

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The Gardener and the Architect  & You and Me – acrylic on linen

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Christmas Wreath made by The Art Shop, destined for the dining room at The Angel Hotel, Abergavenny

A few more Christmas delights from our winter show ‘Where the Wonderful Happens’…

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Cut Branch Dish by Wally Keeler

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Sneaky glimpse of Alexis Snell’s Peep Show – tiny tin trapeze artists in miniature bottles

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Embroidered Dress by Jessie Chorley

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Hewn Rings (Terracotta, Pyrite & Malachite) by Jade Mellor

Cornelia O'Donovan screen 4Cornelia O’Donovan’s screen has arrived. This is not just a four panelled decorative screen, but a painting like a Medieval fresco of foliage, flowers and many little putti – so exquisite.

See more of her screen below.

Cornelia O'Donovan Screen

Silver gilded glass vase by Alice Cescatti

Slipware platter by Dylan Bowen