October - Stella Benford - Ceramic Artist
In 1983 Stella became Potter in Residence at Wicksteed Park, Kettering, where, for almost 20 years, the public could watch while she produced her pottery.
Stella now has a studio at her home in Burton Latimer, adding life size papier-mâché and recycled metal sculptures to her varied and diverse repertoire. Latterly, her paintings are in acrylics, using layers to convey different views of a subject or theme.
November - Yvonne Peabody - Gem Trees
“When my daughter was born, I decided I wanted to be at home for her. I have a gem tree that I bought in America many years before that I always loved. So I said to myself, “I can do that”, 4 weeks later I had my first craft show. I took 12 trees and sold 8 of them, which definitely inspired me. A while later I started making jewellery. That was 15 years ago. I later discovered magnetism, so no more fiddly clasps! So here I am today with my gem trees and inspirational, easy to wear jewellery.”
Last updated 17/10/2014