Visiting Artists Christmas 2018
November 19th - January 2019
Rebecca is inspired by intricate details and patterns found on both natural and artificial surfaces.
She hand-makes each piece of jewellery in her workshop based in the heart of Worcestershire.
Using a variation of silver, gold and enamel, Rebecca’s collections all focus on surface textures and patterning. In her most recent collection ‘Fluid, she aims to capture the aesthetic of fluidity in precious metals.
Catherine studied at Bournville College of Art and has a degree in Printed Textiles from Loughborough College of Art and Design and a P.G.C.E in Art and Design.
With a background in printed textiles she loves pattern, composition and colour. Catherine now mostly creates affordable works on paper in low editions that compliment both modern and traditional interiors.
Catherine collects mid century vintage fabrics and this period of design has long been a reference point, but her primary inspiration is the composition and ingenuity of Japanese textiles, although she is easily inspired by the world around her if she sees colours and patterns she likes.
Rose makes original jewellery by hand-painting wood, paper and card (often recycled), and using photomontage. Every necklace or set of earrings is unique. Colour and fine detail are essential to the work. Rose’s jewellery reflects the colours of the seasons, or can feature favourite locations and images which are important to individual wearers.
The feature beads are handmade from decorated card and photos, each one hand-rolled and finished with several coats of lacquer, leaving them highly durable and light to wear. The earring and necklace findings are sterling silver.
Rose likes to use images that reflect the area wherever she exhibits her work, for example in Oxford it may be images of the river with punts or houseboats, or stained glass windows from local churches.
Caroline uses red earthenware clay and applies slips and glazes. It is the subtlety and softness of earthenware and the potential it offers for painting that attracts, allowing for layers of slip to add depth and colour, so that the warmth of the clay can show through.
The work is Inspired by lines and shapes within landscape and the environment, as well as the way the natural and manmade interact; for instance how a telegraph wire can slice across a view. Decoration is often intuitive, responding to the shape and form of the piece.
Trained in ceramics at Harrow, Caroline lived in London for many years before moving to Suffolk in 1994. She is a member of the Suffolk Craft Society.