William Smith
William Smith
Catherine Van Giap - fish panel
Catherine Van Giap
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Lorenzo Gavarini
Jill Crowther
Jill Crowther
Shelly Perkins
Shelly Perkins

Frances Warren

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Artwork for Frances Warren

Garden Rill

Impressions of the River Wye

Garden glass

Garden Mondrian

Alabaster coral

Kilpeck fish

Celtic circles

Recycled glass abstract


How would you describe the work you do and why?: 

Whilst working full time my only creative activity was gardening. I started my artistic practice by making sculptures for my garden. I like to use recycled materials where possible and introduce bold colours where I can. I also make smaller interior items for the home which I exhibit in Made in Ross, currently based in the Corn Exchange in Ross on Wye.

For you what does being an artist mean?: 

I love the challenge of taking a hard material like stone or glass and transforming it into a tactile, fluid sculpture. I often seem to have more mistakes than successes, but some of my mistakes are actually the pieces that give me the most enjoyment. I recycle where possible and a lot of my work is made from, or incorporates recycled materials.

Describe what you call yourself/your practice?: 

I am a sculptor, working with stone and glass, wood and metal. I established Arts in the Marches https://www.artsinthemarches.co.uk in 2008, organising garden sculpture exhibitions and craft workshops. I have since studied with many local artists and craft makers and through the encouragement of local makers, in particularly members of the Made in Ross collective, I have gained the confidence to explore my own sculpting interests.

Your practice & activities include e.g workshops, teaching: 

10 years ago, with Glenn Morris RSA , I established the Llangarron Stone carvers . We run monthly stone carving workshops, beginners always welcome. During H.Art 2024 we are running demonstrations at Made in Ross and at Canwood Affordable Garden Exhibition
I now run recycled glass fusing workshops on request, for individuals or small groups (max 5 people). Please get in touch for further details.

CV & Education, relevant & leading to your artistic practice: 

Portfolio Course HCA PT 2004 - 2008
Sculpture workshops with Caro Burberry
Stone Carving with Glenn Morris
Glass fusing workshops with Catherine Dunstan

Exhibitions in the last 3 years: 

Showborough Affordable Garden Art Exhibition https://www.showborough.com/about 2021 2022 2023
Made in Ross h.Art and FarOpen 2021 2022 2023 2024
The CourtCupboard Gallery, Abergavenny 2022
7Q Gallery, Chepstow, 2022
Save the Wye exhibition, Canwood Gallery, Checkley Herefordshire 2023
Cotswold Sculpture Park, Gloucestershire 2023
Helen’s Garden Fair 2023

Your gallery outlets/stockists: 

I am a founding member of Made in Ross, a collective of 14 local artists and craft makers based in the ancient market house in the centre of Ross on Wye https://www.MadeinRoss.co.uk where I exhibit my interior glass work

During 2024 I am exhibiting my garden sculptures at:-
Showborough Affordable Garden Art Exhibition
The Cotswold Sculpture Park, Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Canwood Gallery, Checkley, Herefordshire
During H.Art in 2024 I will be exhibiting at “The Affordable Garden Art” exhibition at Canwood Gallery , Checkley and also at Made in Ross

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