Our Artists

We showcase works by many talented local and regional artists. They deliver individual and unique works in jewellery, glass, ceramics, cloisonné enamel, textiles, pewter and a wide range of various art media from oils, watercolours, acrylics, photography, collagraph and chine-collé, offering a selection of fabulous textures and diverse subject matters.

Sue Culling
Glass
Sue loves working with fused glass and is fascinated by the way it can be fashioned to create items that can be functional, decorative, whimsical … or all three!
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Chris Lewis
Sterling Silver Jewellery
Chris Lewis makes a distinctively different line of designer silver jewellery. It is perfect for those searching for that balance between sensible pricing, quality and design. The collections offer design innovation with a timeless statement ...
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Helen Curtis
Glass
Helen lives near Buntingford, with her husband and two children. She has a scientific rather than an artistic background. After graduating with a BSc Hons in Chemistry from St. Andrews University ...
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Peter Fricker
Glass
Pete studied at the International Glass Centre, Brierley Hill, from 2007 to 2009. In late 2010 he joined a partnership to form the Stourbridge Glassblowing Studio in the refurbished Ruskin Glass Centre in Amblecote, Stourbridge...
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Aila Simpson
Ceramics
Aila’s work reflects the colours and textures of the rocky environment of her homeland, Finland. Much of Aila’s work is constructed by the slab-building technique using paper clay which is ...
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Isabelle Beaubien
Artist
Born in Montreal in 1980, Isabelle studied Fine Art at Concordia University, later moving to the South of France to specialise in Contemporary Art where she gained a master’s degree …
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Gerald Bright
Artist
Formally trained as a commercial artist at the London College of Printing (where he later taught as a part-time lecturer in Reprographics) he has always enjoyed using state of the art visualising techniques to produce illustrations ...
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Judy Bywater
Artist
Judy is a modern contemporary artist with a passion for colour. She lives and works in Tewin, Hertfordshire. Her work is light and spontaneous and has been described by many as 'straight from the heart'. Working in acrylics and watercolours her technique has been refined with exciting new influences in collage and inks...
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Kathy Gales
Artist
Using collage and mixed media to build up textures, pattern and colour, Kathy produces decorative and imaginative pieces. She finds that an intricate and exciting image can be achieved by combining scraps of paper and material with paint ...
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Judith Handford
Illustration
Artist Judith Handford, husband Paul and young daughter Georgina share their Essex home with one Spaniel, nine guinea pigs, two fish tanks and until recently, three ageing cats, whose antics, particularly in their youth, provided the inspiration for much of her work...
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Annette Gardener
Enamel Jewellery
In Annette Gardener’s studio, it all becomes very technical. Annette’s workbench is scattered with tubes containing finely ground glass powder which, once fired on copper sheet, will transform to a delicate translucent or a dramatic and bold surface of glass ...
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Pippa King
Mixed Media
Pippa is an artist who uses clay as her canvas and glaze as her paint. She loves creating and making, and enjoys passing on this passion through teaching. Pippa not only indulges in ceramics, but she is also a skilled needle-felter ...
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Sarah Stephens
Photography
Sarah has had a camera since she was a teenager, but became really serious about photography with the purchase of her first digital camera. Having done evening classes and some degree-level studying, she started her business ...
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Julie Fountain
Glass Jewellery
Julie Fountain is the award winning artist behind Beach Art Glass, working from her Worcestershire studio, where she has been making and teaching glass bead making since 2007..
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Gill Billington
Photography
After obtaining a degree in Pharmacy at London University and working as a pharmacist for many years, Gill finally realised her dream of working full-time on her photography. She became fascinated with cameras at an early age originally using film and slides, although ...
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Tania Scott Durrant
Fine Art Print
Having studied BA Fashion and Textile Design at Nottingham Trent, majoring in print, Tania has recently returned to this discipline in the much more relaxed and expressive area of fine art printmaking ...
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Nicki Walker
Silver Jewellery
Following a purchase of some beautiful earrings in a shop in Brighton, I was inspired to look into various silver-smithing courses in order to start making jewellery myself...
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Cathy Smale
Artist
With a distinctive style that is both popular and unique, Cathy paints work that is easily recognisable and has featured in galleries and exhibitions across Hertfordshire. Taking inspiration from all around, the paintings describe experiences, places and events ...
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Lucy Daniels
Illustration
Colouring in… What can I say? I’ve never wanted to do anything else with my life and here I am, doing it for a living. I am a girl who maintains there’s nothing quite like the smell of a new box of pencils and I’m never happier than when I have a sketchbook in my hands...
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Ruta Bartkeviciute
Ceramics
A young potter, Ruta was born, brought up and studied in Lithuania and has been in England now for four years. She works in Hertford where she is gaining a reputation for her fine craftsmanship...
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Anneli Boon
MIXED MEDIA
All of her work is composed by imagination, dreams and layering of observations. Anneli creates exciting, personal images, but also encourages the viewer to visualise their own interpretation. Many of her images are suitable for textile and card designs.
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Georgina Peters
Graphics
My name is Georgina and I live in Somerset. I would say I was known by my friends for my 'quirky' humour and creativity. I love making, chatting, laughing, cider, boxsets, Jesus and my husband! I love creating designs that make people smile and create a little giggle...
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Nicholas Howard
Ceramist
Nicholas produces thrown ceramics in both porcelain, stoneware and earthenware inspired by both British studio ceramics and Chinese and Korean master potters.
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Amanda Cope
Mixed Media Jewellery
Based in Wiltshire, Amanda uses only locally sourced materials and UK suppliers to ensure that all of her pieces are of the highest quality. Her ability to incorporate a mix of materials including silver, gemstones, wood, glass, acrylic, paper ...
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Clare Hawley
Silver Jewellery
All Clare’s work is hand fabricated out of sheet silver and gold using traditional silversmithing techniques...
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Tim Foxall
Wood
Hand made by me and the expert team at my workshop in Northumberland. Original, variable and ergonomic designs, band-sawn on the curve from locally-sourced hardwoods...
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Andrew Fox
Illustrator
Blurring the line between art, illustration and graphic design, Andrew creates minimal, yet highly emotive, whimsical drawings, usually of animals...
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Caroline Avey
Ceramics
Caroline predominantly makes use of hand building and mould making techniques. Her forms continue into textile art, adding fragility and femininity...
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Helen Rose Smith
GLASS
Helen Rose is a contemporary glass designer specialising in fused glass and kiln formed glass techniques. As a qualified art teacher...
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Amanda Westbury
Ceramics
Amanda graduated from the Chelsea College of Arts with a BA(Hons) in Public Art and Design. Her work is primarily in the public realm, with an interest in how communities and people communicate with these spaces ...
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Andy & Kirsty Field
Wood
Friends from the age of 11 having met at school in 1984, Andy and Kirsty Field started their Designate journey in the year 2000...
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Andy Thomas
Sculpture
Andy creates not only fascinating sculptures but also emotionally satisfying art that can capture and subsequently radiate rich and haunting moments reflecting life, love, companionship and warmth...
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Victoria Atkinson
Ceramics
Working mainly with stoneware clay and using oxides to colour, Vicki creates beautifully sculpted ceramic pieces which will bring a smile to your face...
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Joely Marshall
Artist
Joely is chiefly a visual artist working in various media from paint to textiles and collage. Her ongoing series ‘The Eternal Landscape’ consists of canvases that morph across the landscape, transcending seasons and times of the day ...
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James Gooch
Artist
James Gooch was born in 1939 and brought up in Hornsey North London. James is, by and large, a self-taught artist in oils and watercolours. His interest in art started during his formal schooling at both grammar school...
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Pratima Kramer
Ceramist
Pratima’s love of art has been lifelong, even though she originally trained as a scientist. Pratima started studying at various universities through their open study programmes. She loves being creative and primarily makes her art in mixed media and ceramics ...
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