Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Latest Confirmed Artists

Looking forward to the festival - lets hope that by 6th and 7th May the weather is warmer, brighter and dryer than today so that we can walk around  the village and enjoy the artists, performers, films, gardens and (most important?) the refreshments!
Confirmed so far are:
Michelle Gillam Hull - Lovely dichroic glass jewellery
Michelle is a popular artist who will be known to visitors from previous years, her glass is distinctive, pretty and very wearable. She also will show her range of recycled silk jewellery.

Dichroic Glass Jewellery from Michelle Gillam-Hull
Anna Krystyna Casey - Sculptures and functional wax and glass.
Anna is a recent graduate whose work we saw at the Knitting and Stitching Show which travels around the UK each year. She incorporates textile processes such as crochet with the structural qualities of glass and wax.

Glass Tiles by Anna Krystyna Casey

Helen Rhodes - Textile Creations from the Heart of England
Helen will be bringing her fabric 'sculpture' animals, beautiful bags, cushions and quirky cakes and covers for all manner of gizmo's and the occasional collection of textile art.

Textiles from Helen Rhodes

Joanna Bullard - Glass Wall Panels
Delicate, colourful glass wall panels, bowls and window hangings, inspired by natural landscapes. Pieces are often multi-layered collages of different types of glass.

Landscape Inspired Glass by Jo Bullard

Phil Coates - Paintings
Phil is an artist and teacher who enjoys exploring different approaches and media including coloured pencil, ink, graphite, and oils. He will be showing mostly 'Arboreal Portraits'. 
Phil says 'Trees are most often in the background, taken for granted and summarilly treated'. Phil's recent work attempts to give these trees centre stage, not simply using them in the composition but celebrating their beauty, individuality and diversity.

Canal Work by Phil Coates

Lesley Nason - Ceramic Wall Art and Jewellery
Using porcelain clay I create stylish wall art, ornamental vessels and range of colourful jewellery.
Her work combines surface texture, metallic oxides and brightly coloured crackle glazes to produce vibrant, individual pieces.

Ceramic Jewellery by Lesley Nason
Helen Domleo - Our very special jeweller!
Helen brings you hand crafted silver jewellery inspired by her world travels and the natural world. She also teaches classes at the Beetroot Tree Gallery and will be demonstrating some of the techniques she uses.

Foldformed silver from Helen Domleo

There are more to come, not least Stevie Davies, a Beetroot Tree supervisor, workshop leader and artist (not necessarily in that order) is getting busy being inspired by flowers and is promising to show a trailwide  installation of outdoor glass - more information to follow.

More to follow!

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