June - Kumi Middleton - Textile Artist
My inspiration often comes from nature surrounding us and the nature of the materials I use. I produce my work by up-cycling any unloved materials I can find around me, including Japanese kimono fabric, which I obtain from my family and from second hand shops in Japan.
I use machine stitching, embroidering and starching to achieve the effects I want to create for my one-off pieces.
July - Helen West - Jeweller
Handmade individually designed gold and silver gem set jewellery. My jewellery is decorative, organic in style with the use of unusual stones, making many pieces one-off designs. The use of a leaf motif is evident in many pieces as are curls and bobbles decorations. A range of work to suit all tastes from small delicate openwork designs to more dramatic oxidised pieces. All pieces of individually created from wire and sheet.
August - Bernard Glyn Jones - Sculptor
For the last few years I have been experimenting with various media including reclaimed and recycled materials, the theme of 'boat sculptures' emerged over time and this is what I now enjoy and concentrate on.
Old furniture, gates and fencing form a rich supply of 'hulls' and umbrella frames provide an excellent supply of masts. Much that we discard can be put to use - the rustier and more damaged, the better.
Essentially I want my sculptures to be fun and I hope that by using the materials in a witty and imaginative way I can visually transform much that we throw away.
Last updated 05/06/2014