The Anglian Arts Project will be launched in October 2019. The aim of the project is to bring together groups of professional artists and makers from all over East Anglia in a week-long selling exhibition in an art gallery in Essex or Suffolk. The project is organised by Graham Bell and Sally Pudney who for the past seven years have organised arts festivals in the Colchester area of North East Essex.
The first exhibition will be held at the ‘Open Art Space’ in the Sentinel Gallery in Chapel Road, Wivenhoe.
Greta is a printmaker from Stowmarket in Suffolk. She makes limited edition lino prints and collographs. She will be showing framed pieces, plus unframed work and greetings cards with images taken from her prints. The photo above shows her working on a new lino print, and below shows some of her work, both finished and in progress, in a corner of her studio.
Greta does not have a website but information about her and her work can be found online by going to www.suffolkcraftsociety.org, and following the links though makers and their work, to Printmakers, where you will find Greta’s page. She can also be found on Instagram @greta_hansen
Richard creates ceramics in Leigh-on-sea in South Essex. He makes fabulous pottery and porcelain artwork featuring striking elegant forms and rich vibrant colours.
The image above shows him surrounded by his work in his gallery at Old Leigh Studios, and below a close up of two porcelain pieces.
More information can be found about Richard and his work on his website www.richardbaxter.co.uk and on Instagram @richard_baxter_ceramics
Emma is a glass artist working in Ipswich. She makes glass sculptures, pictures and jewellery using a variety of techniques involving fusing, using hand modelled plaster moulds, glass frits and powder.
This shows Emma by her kiln in her Westerfield studio, and below is an image of some of her work.
As well as making her own work, Emma also runs glass making courses in her studio, if you’d like to try it out for yourself. Her website is www.garnhamglass.com and you can also follow her on Instagram @garnhamglass.
Alison is a jewellery maker from Walsham-le-Willows near Bury St Edmunds. She makes jewellery in the garden studio of her nearly-400 year old thatched cottage. She paints and prints colourful papers which are made into beaded necklaces, brooches and ear-rings, using a combination of rolling and manipulating techniques.
Here Alison is pasting a paper prior to rolling it into a cylindrical bead. The image below shows some of her work in the studio.
Alison is a member of Suffolk Craft Society and information can be found about her on their website www.suffolkcraftsociety.org following links for members and their work.
Caroline is knitwear designer and also a maker of sterling silver and bronze jewellery based on ‘Viking knit’ techniques. She will be showing both types of work at our exhibition. Her knitwear, which she designs using wonderful colour combinations and with meticulous finishing, will include knitted cushions, neck-warmers, fingerless mitts and hats. Her jewellery which includes semi-precious stones with silver and bronze will feature bracelets, necklaces, rings and ear-rings.
This photo shows Caroline working in her studio, and those below show some items of her jewellery.
Caroline exhibits her knitwear with the Suffolk Craft Society and has an online presence there – www.suffolkcraftsociety.org and follow the link through ‘Makers and their work’ to Caroline’s page in the textiles section – and also has an etsy shop at www.etsy.com/shop/bycarolinesullivan. You can also follow her on Instagram @bycarolinesullivan
Jonathan is a landscape painter working in Leigh-on-Sea on the Thames estuary. His mixed media work shows beautiful atmospheric landscapes – landscape has always been the catalyst for his work and he tries to express the distinctive quality of a particular location.
The photo above shows Jonathan in his studio surrounded by his paintings. Below are two examples of his recent work.
Jonathan will also be selling mounted unframed paintings, unframed limited edition prints and greetings cards. His website is www.jonathantrim.com and you can also follow him on Instagram @jontrim
More information will be added about other exhibitors as they are visited by the organisers in the lead up to the exhibition, so keep checking back!
Coming next week there will be information about Penny Bhadresa and her work and Sally Pudney and her work . . . . .