Metamorphosis 4 Artists - 4 Materials
30 June - 6 July
10am - 5.30pm (4.30pm on Sunday)
Pond Gallery, Snape Maltings
4 Artists working in 4 Materials - A feast for the eyes, something for everyone.
Metamorphosis - 4 Artists - 4 Materials brings together the talents of Sally Dunham, a sculptor, DKH Jewellery, Shaun Clifford, wood Turner ands Naomi Brangwyn, Glass Artist.
Sally Dunham is a sculptor based in Cambridgeshire who creates individually handcrafted human and animal sculptures that are realistic yet contemporary and also her series ‘A moment with Mister Herbert’. Her own character whose adventures capture everyday situations and circumstances in a thought provoking and light-hearted way to make the viewer smile. Sally works in thin slabs of clay to create each unique sculpture.
Sally’s work is available as free standing sculptures and wall mounted designs. Sally also has some limited edition bronzes in her realistic human and animal range.
Deborah Kelly-Hopkins has been designing and making jewellery in Silver and Gold for customers of all ages for over 20 years.
The inspiration for her work comes from the chalk cliffs and beautiful sparkling sea of the Dorset coastline and the texture on my jewellery mimics the play of light from these surfaces. She has three main collections which she adds new pieces to every year enabling the collection to evolve and progress, whilst staying true to its original origin. Deborah also make pieces to commission, often reusing the gems and precious metals from inherited items, bringing them back to life.
Deborah trained and set up her business in Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter. At first, she made jewellery because she loved making but, over the years she has learnt that every piece of jewellery she makes and sells is special, because it marks a significant moment in that person’s life. Knowing that every piece will bring happiness to its wearer is something she is very proud of.
Naomi Brangwyn’s work sits somewhere between stained glass and painting, designed to hang on a plain wall where it can be enjoyed equally in natural or artificial light, she uses traditional stained-glass techniques, but wielding the glass cutter as a painter uses a brush.
Shaun Clifford is a woodturner and says of his work ‘I would describe my work as Organic meets Contemporary, all my work is turned from locally sourced English hardwoods . I get my inspiration for my forms from the wood itself, I look for ripples on the outside of the log , unions where branches have been cut off leaving figure and colours that you don’t get anywhere else . All my work is turned green so you get a little natural movement . I mainly make hollow forms and different shaped bowls , simple but beautiful. I try to incorporate unusual features if at all possible.’