Tuesday, 14 September 2010

h.Art inspirations.....

After showing at the Hereford Art Market on Saturday I then had Sunday & Monday to explore the h.Art venues. I have taken part in the event the past 2 years but made the decision to miss this year to enable me to visit some of the studios & exhibitions myself.
So far I've managed 18 venues & these are some of the highlights:
1st stop on Sunday was Dots Gallery (no31) in Bromyard showing some wonderful paper shoes by Pippa Meddings. Then off to Jonathan Smith: Bromyard Pottery (no30) where I have reserved some owl salt shakers when they are available...after a lovely homemade chocolate date slice...yummy... called into Greenstage Gallery (no24) at the Hop Pocket then off to see fellow WGDC members Jenny Pearce & Sarah Walker (no14) at Canon Frome
who are exhibiting willowwork & lamps with appliqued papers.
Tea & flap jacks....one-off sculptures by Ben & Harry: Mr Brush & Mr Swim purchased....off to the next!

Heading off in the direction of Ledbury we called at Stuart Houghton's Open Studio (no18) & also admired his fabulous garden! Running out of time we just squeezed in the Weavers Gallery (no23) to see 'Stitched Up' textile exhibition from the Embroiderer's Guild, Worcester.
Monday was another full day....
Leominster was the start with the Lion Gallery, Art on the Square (no.64), Pictures & Pots at the Granary (no.65) & various charity shops in between!

Bryony Burn ceramics (no61) had some lovely new work which I'm hoping to get into the studio for Christmas....quick hello to Squirrel the cat in the Old Chapel Gallery (no62) in Pembridge who stock my jewellery then Kington was calling.
Here we saw:
Polly Miller (no89) artist, Rachel Rickets (no90) sculpture & Peter Horrocks (no91) artist.
There was another reason for visiting Kington too as Sid Burnard has a gallery there too! More about that on another post......
Finally off to Presteigne to Sidney Nolan Trust Print exhibition (no87) where there was also an exhibition called 'FLOCK'
An installation of perspex sheep:
The Rodd's new flock of sheep, created by participants of three workshops led by Sally Matthews over the summer.

Time for a cuppa at The Workshouse Gallery (no82) then last stop A Celebration of Artistry & Craftsmanship (no109) in St Andrews Church, Presteigne.

Phew! No wonder I'm tired today!!! It's well worth making the effort to see some of the events taking part in h.Art this year - it's on until Sunday 19th so I might even fit in a couple more!!??


ArtShades said...

Wow, you have done well. It was lovely to see you both!

Murgatroyd said...

You deserve some sort of badge Sharon for managing so many in 2 days! Enjoying your cake updates too ;)
(Good to see you on saturday x)