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ANNE ARLIDGE. Uses recycled glass to create a wide range of work, from deep walled vases and delicate bowls to dinner plates sufficiently robust to go in the dishwasher. Most of the tableware is made from window glass obtained as offcuts from glaziers.  This glass is also used to make individually textured and coloured panels for external and internal windows and screens.  When cast, it forms a wonderful milky blue that holds a muted light. The lead glass is from Dartington; the cullet (waste) is used for casting bowls, panels and sculptural forms. When blowing, Anne builds up layers of colours, oxides, grits and sands within the walls of the vessels. The material itself provides much of the inspiration for Anne’s work. The affinity of glass with water holds endless possibilities, but it is the subtleties and illusions that emerge during the working process that are a constant source of surprise and delight.

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TRACY FOWLER.   A collection of adorable vintage china plates each with their own individual character sourced from in and around Oxfordshire, England. All from a bygone time and carefully handpicked & chosen by Tracy Fowler to compliment each other. Hand crafted and some finished off with delicate hand painted polka dots. Given a new purpose as a unique and functional tiered cake stand. Whether it be a special celebration or just everyday use, cake stands from Vintagetable create an appealing and entirely unique piece to add a touch of vintage chic to your event or home. They compliment any afternoon tea table, display dresser, ideal for trinkets & jewellery and of course perfect for showcasing your baking masterpieces.      
   
KATIE GREEN
Katie is an established Mosaic Sculptor based in Worcestershire. She graduated in 1978. As an Artist she is well known across the country on the Sculpture Show Circuit and this year alone she has more than 10 national exhibitions on. Over the last 12 years she has sold many pieces to collectors and private customers across the U.K. Europe and Australia. Her work is very distinctive and while she loves to combine all the traditions of mosaics into her work-she adds a clean, contemporary style to her approach. Her interest in nature is the greatest inspiration for all of her work-her pieces are designed to add rather that to distract. Many of her works include mirrored glass as she likes the many different light effects it gives to her work throughout the day and the four seasons of the year. Her art includes the smallest of pieces to some really large Sculptures and are to be enjoyed in all outside spaces. The sourcing of all the different glass used is very important to Katie. She spends time looking for just the right pieces for her work. Shape, colour and form all play a large part in the construction of her works and she is forever exploring the limits of a ‘sheet of glass’ and the possibilities she has yet to discover.
 

  

   
REBECCA GOULDSON. Uses etching techniques traditionally used by printmakers to create 2D metal artworks for domestic, corporate and public contexts. ‘My love of drawing, printmaking and photography translates to become marks made on metal. Surfaces are created by etching, stamping, rolling, scribing and plating the metal.  Some pieces depict snapshots of the urban landscape and others are more abstract in terms of visual content.’  Much of her work is influenced by the industrial and dockyard cityscapes of her native Liverpool. Since 2007, Rebecca has exhibited regularly in New York, Chicago and Palm Beach at high profile US Art shows which have led to commissions for private clients and more recently a project for Tiffany & Co, involving a series of wall pieces for their jewellery stores in Melbourne, Tokyo and Hong Kong.  UK clients include hotels, investment companies, Banks and yachts, along with domestic scale pieces for private individuals. ‘My varied practice keeps me both challenged and stimulated creatively.’

 

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SARAH HAYHOE
Originally trained as a painter and then became interested in glass. Sarah liked the intense colours and textures of the glass and how they change with the light in different seasons.  The colour schemes used in glass panels can relate and complement garden planting. The panels look especially good in the winter when gardens move from the bright colours of summer flowers to the silver frosty coating of winter.The panels have been updated from traditional methods of leaded windows by using glass and steel, hanging pieces use fused glass. Sarah has been commissioned to create panels of all sizes for private gardens, memorial glass trees and sensory gardens.
2010: Wisley Garden Centre Spring show.
RHS Chelsea flower Show
Maundy Todd's summer Exhibition
RHS Hampton Court Flower show
Birmingham Open Air Sculpture Show.
Sculpture show in Cheshire and Kent
Craft in Focus Winter show RHS Wisley
Landmark Arts Centre winter Exhibition
2011: Wisley Spring Craft Show
RHS Chelsea flower show
RHS Hampton Court Flower Show

 

 

   
ALLAN HENDERSON. Graduated in Industrial Design in 1988.Working as a designer he has subsequently pursued hispassion for sculpture, exhibiting for a number of years.Wanting to explore the opportunities new digitaltechnologies offer the comtemporary artist, Allan hasreturned to formal study, and is about to complete a degreein Fine Art.Exhibitions include:2006 Art Space, Barn Galleries Henley2008-2010 The Henley Festival Galleries2008 Gallery 27 Cork Street London2008 Obsidian Gallery. Stoke Mandeville2009 River and Rowing Museum “Our Sporting life London 2012”2011  Affordable Art Fair, London with Barn Galleries.

 

   
PHILIP HEARSEY. Underwent only a short formal training at Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts before spending a lifetime in architecture and design.Self taught as a sculptor he exhibits widely, is frequently commissioned, and a number of galleries stock his work which is also held in many corporate and private collections in the UK, USA, Hong Kong, Singapore, Saudi Arabia, France, Spain, Switzerland, Italy and Greece.Challenging the opinion that bronze is simply a reproductive material I employ the sand-casting process to create vessel forms and table sculptures that engage the qualities of bronze as a noble material in its own right.  I cut, carve, grind or weld the cast bronze to create unique forms before polishing defining edges and oxidising to produce the exquisite surface finishes that have always been an essential feature of my work.I am drawn towards simple, tactile objects that seem to naturally exist but am also inspired by the complexity of line, curve and form inherent in events of the natural world.What is actually in my head when I make the work is deeply personal but it also matters that the work engages the imagination of the viewer and connects to a deep-rooted, instinctive appreciation of simple, universal forms.

Philip Hearsey Philip Hearsey

   

 

   

HEATHER HUNTER I make unique Artists’ books, I write all my own text, I produce all my own images I construct my own bindings. The 3 dimensional book structures that constantly provide visual and tactile surprises make my artists books. I have been making books since 1993 but had a reluctance to venture into altered books. However, research introduced me to writers that have had conversations with the text of another so, my altered book is from the Observer series published between 1950-1970. It can still be read as a complete book. In the construction this book produces random words for my found poem presented, with images, in the accompanying book. I graduated from Oxford Brookes University with a BSc Hons in Psychology and Visual Studies. My books are in private collections and in University libraries. Winner of the Brigit Skiöld Memorial Trust Artist’s Book Purchase Award at London Artists Book Fair for Observer Series –Music.
 

Latest Exhibitions – ‘Photosensitive’ One Church St Gallery, Great Missenden. Book this Space: Altered books Oct 2010 – Jan 2011 Buckinghamshire County Museum, Aylesbury, Bucks. April – June 2010 ‘Inventive Structures: Books beyond the Codex’ International Juried Exhibition Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, Connecticut, USA. I am at present Artist in Residence at Turn End Garden, Haddenham.
 

 

 

   
JUNE KINGSBURY. Her work focuses on absence and memory, creating a dialogue between past events and current issues. Collected and made things are translated into a narrative to express the things we cannot see:  memories, emotions and dreams.  From my father, I learnt the names of things. How to recognise the shape and sound and texture of those things. Brock, oak apple, night jar, celandine, the call of the tawny owl, I carefully put each one away to be recalled later.  From my mother I discovered the transitory nature of things. The way in which one thing can have many names; like light refracted through a prism, the nature of that thing changes with each passing cloud or shadow. International Garden Photographer of the Year 2008 Finalist; Pilchuck/Corning Scholarship Nomination September 2008; Worshipful Company of Glass Sellers Finalist 2007; Worshipful Company of Glass Sellers Student Prize Winner 2006; Bohle Student of the Year Award Finalist 2006. June has exhbitied widely throughout the UK and has had many articles published and reviews in various publications and magazines including New Glass Review 32 May 2011,British Glass Biennale 2010, International Garden Photographer of the Year, Grand Designs Magazine June 2006 and Elle Decoration. Interviews on Radio include BBC 3, Radio Oxfordshire, Radio Berkshire and BBC3 Counties. June was Artist in Residence BCUC for two years and is a Part Time Lecturer at Henley College.

June KingsburyJune Kingsbury

   

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SUSAN MACARTHUR
After living in London and abroad Susan now lives in Broad Chalke near Salisbury, Wiltshire.  Studied at The Art Institute of Southern California, Laguna Beach 1980 – 82,  Saddleback College, Mission Viejo (US) 1982-84 (Associated Arts) and California State University Long Beach 1985-87.

Fellow of the Society of Designer Craftsmen. Susan initially studied Fine Art primarily painting, drawing and sculpting.  Towards the latter part of her education at Cal State Long Beach she was introduced to textiles and on returning to England has gone on to experiment with different techniques and materials to portray the human form.

‘I come from a background of life drawing/painting and have always been drawn to the drama of the human form.  My work is a combination of painting together with fabric, paper, thread and paints.  I like the unpredictable occurrences that can arise with these materials and feel there is a strong crossover between the drawn line and a line of thread.  Texture plays a large role in my work – in fact I think it is probably the most important element for me'.

   

DAVY AND KRISTIN MCGUIRE
Davy & Kristin are an award winning director/designer couple whose projects range from music videos, commercials, animation films and installations to live theatre shows, dance performances, video projections and everything in between. They created The Icebook (www.theicebook.com) and recently directed, designed and performed a critically acclaimed stage adaptation of Howl’s Moving Castle at the Southwark Playhouse in London. Their clients’ list includes Cirque du Soleil, Microsoft, Canal+, The Guillemots, Partizan and Aardman and their works have been viewed over 325K times on Vimeo last year. Their productions have also featured on the BBC, on TV in Japan, on Canal+ in France as well as being published in Kerrang, Digital Arts, Contageous Magazine, Time Out, Metro, Times and Elle Girl Korea.

‘Is it a play? Is it a film? Is it an installation? No, it’s super-theatre! ... Howl’s Moving Castle - a triumph of theatrical imagination’ Westend Broadway World
'Diana Wynne Jones's tale gets a startlingly imaginative staging from directors and designers Davy and Kristin McGuire...’ Metro

“The Girl with two Tone Hair” is a 3D music video, an installation in which a love story is projected onto the notes of a pinboard. Ed.5 £3,500.00
 

 

 

   

JACQUE  PAVLOSKY
2007 - Present   Tutor; Kiln formed glass, Buckinghamshire New University.2010-Present, Tutor at my own studio where I also create my own work. 2006 - 2010 Worked with Colin Reid, world famous glass artist. 2006-2007 Artist in residence; BCUC Student placement with Colin Reid. Sculpted from life with sculptress Rosamund DeTracy Kelly at her studio
EDUCATION
2011 Richmond Adult Education Centre - Kiln formed glass workshop. BCUC, High Wycombe, Bucks:  B.A Hons 1st Ceramics with Glass. 2004/06  Westminster Adult Education centre, London, Advanced glass. Amersham College, Bucks Higher Diploma in art and design.1970-1974 Alma college, Michigan, USA: B.A  Art, Art Ed. & Humanities. 1973 Academia de belle Artes, Perugia, Italy.
1963 -1980    National Music Camp, Interlochen, Michigan,USA.
MEMBERSHIPS
The Glass Circle, The Glass Art Society, The Contemporary Glass Society, The Glass Association, The Buckinghamshire Pottery and Sculpture Society,  The Oxfordshire Crafts Guild, The Oxford Glass Group, Bucks Visual Images Group, Surrey Sculpture Society. Administrator and artist, Bicester Sculpture Group. Committee member, Bucks Art Forum art group. Taught various courses in crafts including South Hill Park, Bracknell & Michigan, USA.
EXHIBITIONS: ‘Fresh Air’ 2011, Quenington, Glous.‘British Glass Biennale’ 2010, (part of the International Festival of Glass) Stourbridge .Essence’  2010, Glass Art Gallery, London. ‘Melting Point’ 2009, Contemporary Glass Society and Pyramid gallery, York. ‘Fresh Air’ 2007, Quenington. Exhibitions with:   Rosamund de Tracy-Kelly, Bicester Sculpture Group, BucksVisual Images Group, Oxford Artweeks, Oxford Art Society, Buckinghamshire Art Society, Bucks Art Forum, Obsidian Arts Gallery
 

 

 

   
NICOLA RANSOM. Inspiration for my work is drawn from the world around me. I explore these observations through kiln formed glass fusing, intricately cutting and layering float glass, drawing and collaging with natural materials, wire and coloured glass to create both abstracted and figurative imagery. The 3-dimensional wall mounted artworks evolve through experimentation, expressing motion and depth through layering and reflection, drawing the viewer in to explore. I am interested by the interrelation of wall-hung artworks and windows framing the view of the world, the idea that an image, thought, or moment in time is bound within an actual or implied framework. 2007 Pilchuck Glass School, Seattle, USA - Space, Light and Glasswith Marian Karel and Daniel Hanzlik2002 City and Guilds Architectural Kiln Formed Glass1996-1998 BA (Hons) Design Studies - Graphic Design, Exhibition and Museum Design and Interior Design BTEC HNC Graphic Design plus specialist workshops and courses - sandcasting, verre églomisé, glass and print, specialist sandblast resists.

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HELEN SLATER studied at Sunderland then continued to her MA in Glass and Ceramics at the Royal College of Art.  She combines making her glass pieces with teaching at Oxford Brookes and in Banbury.She creates unique glass sculptures for gallery exhibition, both nationally and internationally, using kiln-formed & cast glass techniques. In addition to this Helen also produces one off glass sculptural pieces to public & private commission.

Based in Oxfordshire, Helen Slater draws inspiration from the figurative form and its perception within changing environments. By using a mixture of techniques similar to those used in bronze casting and some specially developed by Helen herself, through years of research, she is able to produce stunning one off pieces. These unique glass pieces vary in scale from dramatic life size figures, to be displayed outdoors, to delicate tabletop casts for interiors. Helen takes great pride in providing a personal bespoke service, creating original stunning glass sculptural pieces for private clients in addition to works for gallery exhibition.
 

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