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Relief prints by Cornelia O’Donovan

Back in stock, all our bestselling printmaking equipment including inks, rollers, vinyl, lino and cutting tools.

Invest in a good quality roller like this Abig Heavyweight Beech Handled Roller and it will last you forever. Brilliant shades of 15 Schmincke Linoprint Colours are available to overprint and intermix as you wish. Our Japanese Double-Sided Vinyl is a soft easy to cut surface that can be used to print on fabric as well as handmade and printmaking papers. All available online.

Of course we still stock large 300ml tubes of Seawhites Block Printing Ink, very affordable, not flat, matt and dead, but a good quality water-based ink for the student and beginner. Available from our shop in Abergavenny only.

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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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Handmade textile & vintage button card by Jessie Chorley. Earthenware beaker & beech leaf side plate by James Burnett-Stuart

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Ceramics by James Burnett-Stuart. Lino block print & watercolour by Robert Macdonald, our current exhibition

A Mother’s love is…

…special, nurturing, enduring, brave, fearless, supportive and protective – a guiding light.

A cupboard full of domestic ceramics by James Burnett-Stuart

‘I like the way pots enter our lives stealthily, benignly, and exert their quiet influence.  As companions, offering beauty, comfort, practical service, sensuous experience all in a modest almost subliminal way.  This is the beauty of pottery – that it lives side by side with us not calling for attention, and not provoking self-consciousness. But allowing, as it were by slow release, discoveries of depth and detail.

This is why I would always make mugs, cups, drinking vessels generally.  Of all pots the cup is the one we have the most intimate relation with.  We raise it to our lips, we cradle it, we wash it, several times a day.  We have favourites.  We cast our eye over their shelved ranks.  We select or reject them according to our mood or according to some inward inclination we are hardly aware of.’


North African paintings & charcoals

‘The design of his pictures might be glaringly simple, the colour dazzlingly pure and his calligraphy instantly readable by a child, but the meanings remain tantalisingly elusive.’  Laura Gascoigne ( ‘From under the bed’  2009 exhibition at The Art Shop)

Our current exhibition ‘Some newly discovered work’ runs until 22nd September. This is a rare chance to see work by the late William Brown, the prolific, uncompromising and fearless painter and printmaker.

See a selection of images below showing work in the gallery. Visit our exhibition page to see more examples of work available to buy.

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Cornelia O’Donovan – Suddenly in Tembling Opal –  mixed media on canvas 158 x 100cm

Cornelia O’Donovan, who studied illustration at the Royal College of Art and is primarily a printmaker, recently turned her attentions to painting for our current mixed show Painters & Printmakers. Her large paintings have been selling so successfully, that yesterday a series of three beautiful new canvases arrived… see more below

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Cornelia O’Donovan – The Deep Twilight of Rest – oil & mixed media on canvas 103 x 103cm  £2,400

Our new show opened on Friday 4th May. Such a delight putting this work together. A cacophony of styles, processes and influences.

In ‘Painters & Printmakers’ you will see limited edition etchings, linocuts, wood engravings and lithographs. Paintings, drawings, stone carvings and embroidery.

Helen Booth – Persephone – oil on canvas 75 x 94cm

Great news for Helen Booth, one of the two artists showing in  ‘Marks of Intent‘, who last week was selected to receive a Pollock Krasner Award for her painting. This is a very prestigious award given to her for Artistic Merit. Very few British Artists have been awarded this accolade; her paintings have now been added to a very elite list of British recipients.

Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner are both incredibly important figures in American Abstract Expressionism. When Lee Krasner died in 1984 she stipulated that their marital estate be used to set up the Pollock Krasner Foundation. An Arts Foundation for the sole purpose of supporting talented artists both in the USA and also internationally.