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A Walk Round the Gallery

Although we have a wonderful collection of paintings which are available to see on the website, there is much more to our gallery than the fine art on the walls.  The problem is, we have so much 3d and Craft work in the gallery, that getting it online is often not as easy as it should be.  There is the photography, then the editing, then the uploading…by which point, the item you’ve so painstakingly entered has very often sold!

I decided to walk around the gallery with my IPad and take photo’s of some of the lovely work we have here. Granted, the photo’s aren’t the best, but it’s a great way of seeing what’s in the gallery with mimimal fuss on our part, which means that the work may still be here if you decide to come in and pay us a visit!

If you would like to find out about any of the work below, please just drop us a line on 01557 330223 or

The three glass bottles below are by Jonathan Rogers. Jonathan’s work is very classic with a contemporary twist, usually combining wonderful colours and textures.  Two of these are frosted and one is opaque, they work so well as a trio and the varying shapes look like they are in conversation with each other. The image doesn’t do them justice!


We’ve recently taken delivery of some new Paul Jenkins raku ceramic hares, which are already hopping out of the gallery so you need to move fast if you want one.  Any of you watching The Great British Throw Down on TV right now will have seen the raku process in last week’s episode.


Okay so I realise this next image is a touch out of focus, but hopefully its loveliness will shine through regardless. These are three new ceramic sculpture by Urpu Sellar, ‘Mine Forever?’ and two sparkly birds ‘Adele’ and ‘Lisa’.


Here’s another of Paul Jenkin’s raku animals, this time a lovely elegant cat.  She sits alongside a couple of framed hand-finished prints by Anna Wright.  We also have Anna Wright’s calendars (which are selling fast!) and her very popular porcelain mugs. Nice little stocking fillers.


Fancy some colour to brighten up these dark days? Jo Gallant’s handmade cusions are the perfect remedy. We have loads in stock right now, from wee ones at £25 up to larger size at £68.


And following on the colourful theme, what about some of this hand painted anodized aluminium jewellery by Hazel Atkinson, which is just bursting with colourful design (and a really affordable price range too).


We have two colourful handmade birds by Barbara Franc, which are created using tin,wire and other recycled materials. They sit on the wall and attract lots of attention.


Keeping on the bird/animal theme, what about these handmade textile animals by Hazel Moran. Just look at that hedgehog!!


We have loads of ceramics in the gallery right now, decorative pots, birds and hearts from Debbie Barber;  pictures jewellery and vessels from Lesley Nason…


…ceramic tableware by Isabel Merrick, decorative pots and framed tiles by Andrew Adair, vessels by Jacqui Atkin


We also have some of Marc Fraser’s ceramic tableware which is featured below, in amongst ceramic sculpture by Helen Kemp, and felted textile work by Lyndsey Tyson.


We have a wide selection of prints from some of the region’s best printmakers (and beyond), inlcuding Pamela Grace, Lisa Hooper, Silvana McLean, Lucy Hadley and Rebecca Vincent. We also have reproduction prints by Ailsa Black and Anna Wright.


Michael Lythgoe has some of his handmade wood bird and fish sculpture in right now, including these elevated swift and dipper sculpture. He also has a fantastic shoal of mackerel on a large piece of driftwood, to hang on the wall (but we have it in the bottom of a cabinet right now as our walls are full!)


We have some new forged ironwork by James Kendrew in the gallery right now.  Alongside his Rams Head firedog set and standing fire companion sets, James has sent us some candle holders, including two wee scrolls and a larger one-off piece.


And not forgetting new work by Linda Lovatt, including freestanding clocks and assemblages, jewellery and framed work.


Here are a couple of the wonderful sculpture have here by Elizabeth Waugh – we have a dog, but he is not easy to photograph!



This is just a taste of what we have, there is so much more which I couldn’t photograph such as jewellery by Sheena McMaster and hand engraved glass by Mary Clare Cornwallis. Hopefully this has given something of a glimpse into the gallery at this point in time….and in the meantime, we will carry on working towards getting everything on the website.

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