Saturday, 16 February 2013

Susan Horth

This bejewelled little creature, made by Susan Horth, is designed to 'produce an emotional response...similar to when one surprises an animal at rest'. It certainly startles!

 So beautifully rendered using wire, beads and jewels, her work has a surprisingly life-like feel...


Squirrel Face brooch £99

Susan Horth is based at Cockpit Arts in London, an award winning social enterprise who 'support extraordinary craftspeople making work in the UK'... www.cockpitarts.com

A touch of glass...

We're lucky enough to have some beautiful glass pieces here at The Harley Gallery, hand made by highly talented craftspeople. Pictured below are pieces by Anthony Wassell Glass, who's based here on the Welbeck Estate, and First Glass by Bob Crooks, who makes work from his studio in Devon. Just lovely!

Left to right:

Large blue Nautilus Jug £40
Small orange & green Nautilus Jugs £33 each, all by First Glass

Twist Scent Bottles £80 each, both by Anthony Wassell Glass

Emma Clegg Ceramics

We've just received these wonderful pieces of work from Emma Clegg and we've all gone a little gaga!
Drawing inspiration from an Edward Raby porcelain piece found beneath New Cross in Park Street in Bristol, Emma creates these apparently delicate forms from individually sculptured porcelain flowers.


But don't be fooled! They may appear to be delicate, but after a firing at 1280 degrees, they're actually very robust!
Emma Clegg's collection of handmade pieces includes vases, jars, plates, cups, jugs... have a look on www.emmaclegg.co.uk to see more.


Tall Hedgerow Vase £528
Tall Dog Rose Vase £242
Flower Urn £264

Sunday, 3 February 2013

Winter sunshine on the Open...

The Open exhibition is looking marvellous in the sun! Come and vote for your favourite (something thats proving to be quite tricky!).



Showing until 17th March 2013.


Timea Sido

Timea Sido handcrafts these beautiful objects using methods which challenge conventional ceramic construction. She layers earthenware clay into a fine mesh to create this delicate 'Tangled Web' range, which draws inspiration from a spider's web in her garden!


Trinket Boxes £20
Tangled Web medium bowl £51
Tangled Web large bowl (just seen) £133

Timea is based at Cockpit Arts in London after gradualting from Cental St. Martins College of Art & Design in 2001.


Saturday, 2 February 2013

Stuart Akroyd Contemporary Glass

Stuart Akroyd is bringing in the sunshine with his colourful glass pieces, which draw inspiration from nature, using bold transluscent colours and flowing forms.

 

Akroyd adapts traditional Venetian techniques to produce work that explores the properties and possibilities of glass.

'Lucid' beaker £34