This exciting new show, entitled ‘Spring Light: art for the new season’ at the Rock Institute, has something for everyone, a breath of fresh air for the new spring season. A spokesperson said: “We offer our passion for our craft, our vision and our dreams.
Paintings by Sally Jones, Nicky May, David Penhale, ceramics by Danka Napiorkowska and Jenni Phillips and glass by Gregg Anston-Race will all be on display as part of this exciting new show.
Local artists include Gregg Anston-Race creates contemporary kiln formed glass art from his studio in the picturesque village of Week St Mary, near Bude. A Cornish artist, Gregg creates stunning glass bowls, vessels, wall art and splashbacks using his unique flow technique in the glass. Gregg takes his inspiration for his work from the stunning North Cornish coastline and countryside which surrounds him and his work is well known for it’s distinctive design and strong bold colours. Gregg is always happy to discuss work and designs with clients who require private commissions, creating individual and original glass art to meet their requirements. Gregg’s work is sold in a large number of galleries across the UK and is also a member of the Cornwall Crafts Association
Nicky May takes inspiration from the landscape but leans towards the abstract. She is also based in Week St Mary. She hopes visitors to the exhibition will connect through her paintings with a feeling of excitement of wild seas, hazy beach days, wind and weather.
Danka Napiorkowska, based in Delabole, makes an attractive range of decorated Bone China, mostly blue/white with fish and shellfish designs. Large pieces (platters, serving dishes, salad bowls) and smaller pieces (jugs, mugs, tapas dishes) that would grace any kitchen or dining room. A pleasure to use. Dishwasher safe. She says: “I grew up in a creative household. My aristocratic Polish father was an architect, painter and a very good cook, who also made my mother beautiful tailored clothes and cocktail dresses. My stylish English mother was an interior designer of note who made memorable hats. They danced a mean tango! Amongst their friends were painters, potters and printmakers. My choice of career is no surprise.”
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