Products in the “Helen Carlile” Category
Anne Gray - De-ji Creations
I love beautiful things and I love to create them. About 10 years I discovered beads and jewellery and I am not ashamed to admit that making jewellery is now a bit of an addiction! I love trying different techniques and materials. Most of the jewellery and accessories I make are one of a kind. I can repeat a item on request but there may be some differences due to variations in the components used especially if they are handmade or organic.
Contact me on : - AG@madeinthehood.co.uk
Telephone: - 07766 664027
Further information can be found on my own website www.dejicreations.com
From my background in design and metalwork and a love of working with silver, I have developed a collection of elegant, stylish jewellery.
I create my jewellery from silver and semi precious stones, with wearability and style at the forefront of my design.
My jewellery is made to be worn, cherished and enjoyed.
Please contact me for further information by e-mail on : EP@madeinthehood.co.uk
I was taught to knit by my grandmother and enjoy creating a range of knitwear in a wide variety of textures materials. I am currently making ruffle and loopy scarves as well as wraps and shrugs in a wide range of colours. All my products are suitable for people who cannot wear wool and can be machine washed.
I also enjoy making preserves and using home grown produce to provide fresh, tasty, preservative and additive free jams and chutneys. This year I has been fantastic for apples hence the wide range of apple based jellies and chutneys.
e-mail - HEC@madeinthehood.co.uk
Tel - 07919 563200
My 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.
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.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 07979 805908
I am happy to accept commissions.
My interest in working in ceramics has derived from my other passion, dogs. The wonderful Afghan potter, June Leach, when I was visiting her, in her studio, handed me 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 I wandered into Jane Baike’s classes and now I am a student of Chris Lack.
Today my 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.
I have exhibited my pottery at The Kennel Club, Clarges Street, Piccadilly, London and many of my photographs have appeared in magazines and books.
I can be contacted on HW@madeinthehood.co.uk
My web site is www.kasaque.com
I am happy to accept commissions.
Jane A Vince
I was very keen on art at school and gained a ‘O’ level. I then joined evening classes to paint china with a leading painter from Royal Worcester Porcelain. Then however work commitments and having my two children intervened meaning painting took a back seat until I retired.
I now attend regular painting sessions with Frankie Cummins and occasional workshops with Claire Warner who are both very supportive. I love the transparency of watercolours; you can’t make mistakes you just have to live dangerously to get the best out of them!! .
I started off painting still life but now love painting flowers, animals and the occasional landscapes.
I have recently had a successful first solo exhibition in Arundel and regularly exhibit with Newbury Art Group.
Contact: Telephone 01635 255478 or Email email@example.com
Commissions: I will accept commissions.
I inherited my love of embroidery from my grandmother, - for many years I taught city and guilds embroidery and computer aided design.
I started studying glass as part of a project on transparency and became "hooked".
The whole process of inspiration, design and experimentation through to the finished piece is something I enjoy whether in either embroidery or glass.
Please contact me by email on firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone on 01635 298157
I am happy to accept commissions ( limited by the size of my kiln).
Upon retirement I took a foundation diploma in art as a mature student
Although I love to paint, my first love is ceramics.
Whether I am producing a piece of studio pottery or an animal sculpture texture is important to me
Each piece is individual, some pieces are glazed whilst others are not, and I like to experiment with different clays.
Contact me on : - email@example.com
I accept commissions
Situated in the West Berkshire/North Hampshire area, Roelofs & Rubens is a one-woman company designing and producing handmade and hand painted blue and white tableware, tiles and decorations.
‘I believe it’s time for something more contemporary on the old Welsh dresser’ says Piet van den Beuken, Roelofs & Rubens’ founder, owner and designer, ‘I have been a collector of blue and white crockery since I was a poor student in Amsterdam, believing that having all kinds of different patterned blue and white dishes was thrifty, because they were easy to replace with any other blue and white ware if they got smashed.
My collection grew when travelling and living abroad, but I noticed there was not much contemporary blue and white china available. A session at a ‘paint your own pottery’ café gave me the inspiration to start my own blue and white tableware company. My basic idea was a more modern blue and white line, handmade and hand painted with unique designs, avoiding the use of decals or transfers and to apply the same blue pigments on all wares, so ranges could easily be mixed and matched with each other and with the more traditional patterns that people already own.
Although having no knowledge of pottery or glazing whatsoever I bought a kiln, gave up my job as a kitchen shop manager and that was the beginning of Roelofs & Rubens. The name was chosen by my English friends from a choice list of continental sounding and sometimes unpronounceable names.
Production is all happening in our home. The dining room table is the design studio and it’s also where production takes place. Glazing and firing are done in the shed where the kiln is. The shed also doubles up as a showroom where our products are on display.
It took a year to develop thirty or more designs, to experiment with painting techniques, to produce stencils and stamps and to source a genuine English supplier of truly good quality English earthenware bisque and tiles’. The range has grown to include tiles, hanging decorations and other items.
Contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org
You can buy directly from our webshop http://www.roelofsrubens.co.uk or make an appointment to visit us 01635 253671. We're in Woolton Hill.
Or come and see us at the various events we attend (see http://www.roelofsrubens.co.uk/events.html) .
Telephone: 01635 253671, 07502 158535
Commissions accepted on request.
Artist Details - Sally Courage
For the last few years I have had the opportunity to work from home and open my own gallery at Red Steps. I joined Newbury Open Studios in 2010 and have thoroughly enjoyed exhibiting with other artists.
My principal passion is with form. I love making organic pots, often quite large. At various times these pots have turned into versions of the female form and wild fowl. Recently I have been experimenting with more surface decoration to complement the form and blend with the natural world.
The items listed are examples of my work. Please contact me for further information and details.
Tel: 01635 278558
Commissions: I am happy to discuss any requests
I have been taking photos since the age of 9 years when my Gran gave me a Brownie box camera of about 1920 vintage!.
After leaving school and earning my own money I bought an SLR camera taking mainly black & white pictures, developing and printing in my bedroom. Later with the advent of better cameras and good quality colour slide film, I furthered my hobby amassing a vast collection of slides.
In 2002 wanting to take my hobby further I went to college evening classes taking a City & Guilds photography course. Over the next three years I studied seven modules in different aspects of photography gaining six distinctions & one credit which qualified me for an LRPS from the Royal Photographic Society.
After college I joined Hungerford Camera Club and am currently the competition secretary. My main area of interest is fine art landscape photography which combines my love of photography and wild places.
My love of photography is being out the landscape and capturing an image to best of my ability and then presenting it as a printed photograph that conveys the image that I wanted to show. With the advent of digital photography you have to try just that bit harder because all the world and his dog has a means of taking a snap whether it be camera or phone. I try and keep the Photoshop element to a minimum so retain the integrating of the image.
I also mount & frame my work as well as doing mounting & framing for other people.
I will accept commissions that I feel I can do justice to.
Contact Simon by email on email@example.com or by phone on 01635 253853 or 07570796147
I started working with clay over 10 years ago, and continue to study with Chris Lack. I have recently completed a course at UCA Farnham, and love to experiment with clay and take it in different directions.
My work falls into two distinct categories
1) themes drawn from long walks along beaches or in woodlands, abstracted onto decorative plaques, plates and wall hangings.
2) small, fun, sculptures, gifts and decorations. When I was working full time, I dreamed of being one of those Ladies Who Lunched, tall, slim and impeccably elegant.....I'm still not, but I love to create the accessories to go with the dreams!
E-mail - TEM@madeinthehood.co.uk
Telephone - 07786 956051