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Rozie Keogh ‘Angel with Folded Wings’ Brass & steel wire, sequins

We are closed over the Christmas holiday for our annual break and will re-open on…

Tuesday 6th January 2015

We would like to wish all our customers a Joyful Christmas and a peaceful New Year.

In 2015 we will be expanding into a nearby Victorian chapel only 2 minutes walk away form The Art Shop. More room for ceramics, jewellery, textiles and books. There will be a kitchen and larder and small wild garden. Upstairs, events and workshops with musicians, writers, poets, artists and performers. The Art Shop will continue to sell fine artists’ materials and upstairs hold regular exhibitions in a domestic interior.

So much to look forward to, we will keep you in touch….


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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

Found Blue Whalebone Carving – 2012 (detail)

Sculptor, Matt Caines, is offering a unique opportunity to learn stone carving at his workshop in Abergavenny. Matt has been exhibiting his work at The Art Shop for a number of years, and having recently moved to the area with his family, has set up a purpose built studio to offer evening and weekend classes.

He has not long returned from six weeks in Arctic Canada on a Wingate Scholarship to learn traditional Inuit stone carving techniques.

Matt studied Architectural Ornament at City & Guilds School of Art, London, following a first degree in Fine Art. Recent work includes designing and carving a plaque in beech, unveiled by H.R.H The Prince of Wales; workshops at the Museum of London based on Roman artifacts and at the Sir John Soane Museum; and the restoration of Sam Wanamaker’s stone at the Globe Theatre. Scholarships include the Queen Elizabeth, Winston Churchill & Wingate.

Find out more about Matt’s workshops here