The Artists' Marquee
A collective of artists, usually exhibiting together as part of the annual local Open Studios event with a marquee full of their work at Burwash Manor. This year due to lockdown we will not be exhibiting but hope you can support us all online. Here we feature some of the artists.
Heather Stowell creates unique, eye-catching contemporary jewellery made from selected vintage buttons, handmade in silver. Heather has 30 years’ experience in the trade, training as a jeweller and silversmith at degree level before going on to make her own individual designs, selling her work to contemporary jewellery shops and galleries across the UK, as well as by private commissions. She carefully selects buttons and other quirky charms like thimbles and coins, then hand sets and in silver or gold and arranging them in a completely unique way, a lovely way to preserve their fine workmanship. Heather can be commissioned to set clients ‘own’ buttons or other personal pieces, whether to make a special family piece, or keep sake, or to create a truly personal gift for a birthday or wedding and of course each and every design is completely unique.
Laura Chaplin is a mixed media artist and teacher of art. She practises in the use of printing, dying, colour removal and lamination techniques to create multi-layered artworks. They range in size from large canvas backed pieces or free hanging panels to tiny, fragile, transparent works encased in acrylic blocks.
Rowland Penfold is a wood turner, who combines wood with other materials to create unique pieces with incredible contrasts. Rowland’s woodturning has a strong emphasis on the shape and form of bowls. He uses primarily local home-grown timbers and where possible uses the equivalent of ‘botanical roadkill’ – using timbers that perhaps others might reject. This is both environmentally sound and provides timbers from which unique pieces can be crafted. A feature of Rowland’s work is the addition of other materials such as rope, leather and a variety of metals.
Jessica D’Alton Goode is an award-winning children’s illustrator and fine artist, who specialises in creating imaginative paintings and cards. Inspired by nature and folklore, her beautiful work is created with a mixed media of watercolour, acrylic, and ink with some fine gold detailing.
Emma Malfroy has a background in fine art and now concentrates on using watercolour, gouache and acrylic paint, often with collage – made with hand-coloured and patterned papers. She also creates linocuts – printing at home without a press, on thin, Japanese papers. Her paintings, prints and illustrations, explore images of animals, gardens and places, seeking out patterns and atmosphere in both real and imagined landscapes.
Karen Jinks is an artist and designer with a love of colour and nature that inspires and informs all aspects of her work. Based in Cambridge, in her little studio, she produces vibrant mixed-media collages and landscapes and acrylic abstract paintings as well as beautiful contemporary designs for fabric, wallpaper and homeware.
Tel: 07801 570 068