We will be at the Woolton Hill Village Market on Sat 30th November between 10-1pm.
Item on offer – cards,watercolours, ceramics, jewellery, knitwear and much more.
Hope to see you there….
We are delighted to welcome Helen Mortimer to Made in the Hood.
Helens’ paintings on silk are initially inspired by architectural drawings from travels around the UK and abroad, in particular to Spain. They then form the ideas for more abstract work, where architectural elements are deconstructed and reconstructed, in some instances also in repeat.
A number of Helens works are also available as giclée prints. Giclée is the process of making fine art prints from original work. These limited edition prints are high quality, using colours faithful to the original silk painting.
Helen can be contacted on:
Tel: 07979 805908
Helen is happy to accept commissions.
See her work here
We are delighted to welcome talented ceramicist Helen Williams to Made in the Hood. With a speciality and interest in Saluki dogs and animal sculptures
Her interest in working in ceramics has derived from her other passion, dogs. The wonderful Afghan potter, June Leach, when Ishewas visiting her, in her studio, handed Helen a piece of clay and said “now make a Saluki” Her next comments were to attend classes and learn how to do things properly. So many years ago she wandered into Jane Baike’s classes and now is a student of Chris Lack.
Today her passions are not limited to dogs as many of my pieces are either of chickens, hares, fish or even the occasional frog, often as you have never seen them before.
She has exhibited pottery at The Kennel Club, Clarges Street, Piccadilly, London and many of her photographs have appeared in magazines and books.
Contact Helen Williams on HW@madeinthehood.co.uk
Her web site is www.kasaque.com and she happy to accept commissions.
We are pleased to welcome Tom Paine as a new artist to Made in the Hood.
Tom first learnt the love of pottery 40 years ago from his father. As a teenager he was enthused by clay and the possibilities of its ultimate malleability. After retiring early he decided to go back to ceramics and undertook a number of refresher courses and private lessons, during which time he established his studio in central Andover. His interest has developed into functional ware with interesting forms, mostly thrown on the wheel and mostly using white or buff stoneware clays. When fired these are naturally vitreous and hardwearing. He also throws some porcelain and experiments with agate ware, using stained clays to produce interesting marbling effects. Tom has had to recall his A-Level chemistry to develop a series of my own glazes and he particularly likes modern and contrasting colours. All his pieces are individual and he resists making any more than a handful of pieces that are in anyway similar!
You can see ceramic pieces made by Tom here.
We welcome new member Tessa Kirby to the Made in the Hood Gallery.
Tessa works in a variety of media, including watercolour, pastels and oils.
Tessa says “I am excited by colour, and try to capture a mood in my landscape and still life work”
You can see more of Tessa’spaintings on display at the Red Steps Gallery until May 26th.
Tessa also teaches watercolour and pastels at New Greenham Arts and gives occasional workshops.
Newbury Open Studios runs throughout the month of May, and several of our members are taking part this year.
You still have a chance to visit over the next 2 weekends:-
Piet van den Beuken of Roelofs and Rubens is welcoming people to her brightly painted studio at The Guernseys, Hollington Farm RG209XN, opening 17th, 18th, 19th and 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th
Sally Courage and Teresa Munn are exhibiting with Tessa Kirby at Red Steps Gallery, Whitway RG20 9LE, opening 18th, 19th, 25th & 26th 11am – 5pm.
We hope you can call in and see us!