Gallery 23 @ Arteria introduce the artists featuring in their spring exhibition “GLAD – VAR” we wish you a “HAPPY SPRING” with a collection of artisan creations celebrating the change of the season. The show is a joyful mix of art and craft to uplift and inspire.
1. AMY QUINN
Glass as a material entices me due to the manipulative qualities that it has when in liquid form and the strength and tactility that it holds when solid. These qualities can also be found within nature – in the form of liquid water to solid ice and molten lava to solid rock. When travelling through Iceland – the country that is known as ‘the land of ice and fire’ – I became inspired by the ever-changing landscape.
2. FORGE CREATIVE
Forge Creative design and make bespoke furniture and products, specialising in woodwork but also incorporating other materials such as metal, concrete and glass. Forge Creative is the partnership of designer-makers Josh Kennard and Oliver Milne. “We are all about inspired design, stunning materials (responsibly sourced) and superior hand-crafted products. We love working with people to create something they will cherish. We are a two man team who work personally on every project insuring they are the highest quality.”
3. HEATHER SHIELDS
Heather Shields is a textile designer and weaver specialising in vibrant, contemporary fabrics, home ware and accessories. Based in Kilcreggan on the west coast of Scotland, she designs her cloth using both traditional and electronic looms, hand weaving samples with carefully selected yarns in punchy colour palettes. Her striking patterns, strong graphic edge and playful approach to colour.
4. LITTLE PECHE, MAXINE TURNOCK
Little Peche is a collection of jewellery and accessories by Staffordshire based designer Maxine Turnock. Each piece begins as intricate hand embroidery on hand dyed fabrics inspired by Maxine’s original sketches. These are then inlaid into specially designed, hand finished walnut pendants to create an original and one-off piece.
5. LUCY ELISABETH
Lucy creates sculptural illustrations. “I love the quality of line that wire creates; its shape, its shadow, its form. My work is inspired by natural forms: birds, foliage, human and animal anatomy. Some of my pieces are very realistic, involving days of intensive work.”
6. TRACY LEVINE
Award winning artist Tracy Levine is a painter and printmaker who works from her studio in the South Lakes area of Cumbria, with stunning views over the Kent Estuary to the hills of the Lake District. Her work is exhibited widely in galleries around the UK. Tracy has won several awards including first prize in the Cumbria Open 2009, the Peter Tyson painting award at The Lake Artists Annual exhibition 2011, first prize in Create Longridge 2016 and runner up in the peoples choice award for Cumbrian Artist of the Year 2016. A selection of her signed limited edition reproduction Giclée prints are for sale.