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Previous Exhibitions

[vinegar & brown paper]

[vinegar & brown paper]

Craft showcase

03 February 2018 until 17 March 2018

[vinegar & brown paper] is Andy Poplar. An award winning advertising creative, he decided to quit his job because he needed to do something different with his life. After a while he came up with the idea of etching glass. He takes classic and iconic items and turns them into beautifully crafted and unique pieces with his unique brand of quirky humour.

“I spend my days working at a desk with a Remington typewriter and a 1940s Bakelite telephone on it. The phone will never ring, the ink on the typewriter ribbon has long faded out – but there they sit – one a stand for my iPhone, the other used for holding paper. New ways of looking at old things – it’s a theme in all my work I guess.”

[vinegar & brown paper] was awarded the Llantarnam Grange Showcase Award at Made by Hand at City Hall, Cardiff in November 2017.

 

EllyMental

EllyMental

Jewellery Showcase

03 February 2018 until 17 March 2018

EllyMental Jewellery is the transformation of Elly's little illustrations into lovingly and meticulously hand crafted pieces of resin jewellery. Elly is inspired by designs based on an interest in fun nostalgia, victoriana and animals. She incorporates her drawings with found ephemera such as 1950's books, Victorian newspapers and delicate home-made papers.  Items are multi-layered with metal and coated with resin to create a strong and robust end piece.

Hiraeth

Hiraeth

Main Gallery

02 December 2017 until 20 January 2018

Rhiannon Williams embellishes stories. Using embroidery techniques, she stitches together stories of people. Her richly embroidered narratives convey scenes from modern day life, to nostalgic memories of times gone by, exploring human relationships and feelings of belonging. Rhiannon studied her degree in Textiles at University College Falmouth in 2011 and her Masters at the Royal College of Art in 2014.

Into the Woods

Into the Woods

Gallery 3

02 December 2017 until 20 January 2018

A small curated exhibition of makers who delve deep into the woods to celebrate the beasts and insects who inhabit it. In the shadow of the trees something magical is happening. Often the setting for dark and mysterious tales the woods are the site of transformation and the home to a vast array of creatures both real and imagined. Work will include ceramics, textiles, print, mixed media sculpture and curiosities. 

Naomi Greaves

Naomi Greaves

Craft Showcase

02 December 2017 until 20 January 2018

Naomi Greaves has always been a collector of unusual things, most of which can be found  in her studio. While some items hold sentimental attachments, others she  purchased can be quite peculiar and macabre. A large part of her collection is a library of old books full of engravings and woodcuts.

Combining images from her book collection with antique papers carefully sourced and purchased, together with her passion for print, Naomi's work embraces her inspirations.

Claire Gent

Claire Gent

Jewellery showcase

02 December 2017 until 20 January 2018

Fashion meets nature. This is how Claire describes her jewellery. She combine anodised aluminium with sterling silver to create several contemporary ranges that feature flora and fauna, and reflect her love for pattern and illustration.

Designing and making is part of who she is , and with jewellery she has found a discipline that will take a lifetime to learn. Claire's pieces involve many processes including painting, immersion dyeing, forging, piercing, and riveting. The creation of a product life cycle, from thumbnail sketch, to seeing the finished design in a gallery display, is to her immensely satisfying.