I’ve been working in clay for two years and still have much to learn. I’m trying to push my boundaries in terms of form and scale, learning by my mistakes and profiting from happy accidents—after all it’s only a piece of clay. It’s fascinating and I’m having fun. I’m inspired by the beautiful and symmetrical shapes into which mere clay can be drawn up, by the work of other potters and by the thoughts in my head. I love Moon Jars—large, near-spherical pots originating in Korea. In Britain, Adam Buick and others are continuing and developing this form. I’m making smaller versions for myself, together with pots
Over the coming weeks I’ll be talking with our talented and varied cast of Secret Severn Artists. This week, It’s the turn of Jenny Newall….. Hello, Jenny, firstly could you please introduce yourself and tell us a bit about what you do? Hi, I’m Jenny Newall and I’m a creative entrepreneur who enjoys transforming ideas and dreams into stained glass illustrations. There is a high level of precision required to work with stained glass. Did you have to do much training? I gained a Fine Art Degree at Loughborough University in 2008 but my love affair with glass began in 2010 with a beginner’s workshop
Heidi Magdalen artist firstname.lastname@example.org www.heidimagdalen.com fb Heidi Magdalen Heidi Magdalen. I have been living in the Telford area for 10 years now but I grew up in the Welsh mountains with very few modern distractions, I soon developed a vivid imagination and an inherent need to try to record my minds meanderings. I use a technique called ‘Automatism ‘ first developed by the Surrealists in the early part of the twentieth century. It is to create without conscious self censorship. The images appear projected on to the clay or page. I just have to keep it truthful and try not to control the image too
Richard Childs Photography Richard produces dramatic, high quality images of Britain’s wilder places using both Large Format Film Cameras and Digital equipment with tilt/shift lens adapters. www.richardchildsphotography.co.uk email@example.com www.facebook.com/RichardChildsPhotography/ Richard Childs Landscape Photographer, Writer, Tutor/ Tour Leader. Picture Framing. Six Seasons Gallery The Maws Jackfield TF8 7LS 07917 808976/01952 885676
Maggie Cameron Artist and Art teacher Maggie Cameron has lived and worked locally for the past 15 years. Her latest work can be seen as a series of thoughts and meditations which touch upon issues such as the environment, identity, beauty and the journey of life. The recurring symbols of the nautilus shell, the spiral, the wave and the circular form help to serve as reminders of this journey as well as becoming motifs which indicate repetition, protection or encasement. Her series of mixed media pieces also aim to explore meaning through process, often using found, discarded or torn objects or papers to investigate both
Who I am Katherine Soutar (Caddick) I am an illustrator specialising in storytelling and folklore themes What I do I work for the History press and individual storytellers to make visible and bring to life characters and themes from the rich oral tradition of both this country and places further afield What inspires me I am inspired by stories and the way they speak to our hearts as well as our experience of the world. also the natural (and the supernatural) world I inhabit and which also inhabits me Why I do it I have a wish to show others what I can see when
Jenny Newall http://www.folksy.com/shops/jennynewallstainedglass http://www.instagram.com/jenny_newall_stained_glass http://www.facebook.com/jennynewall.stainedglass firstname.lastname@example.org Fun, contemporary, stained glass artwork, consisting of sun-catchers, workshops and bespoke windows. 07894262103
Roger Keeling email@example.com https://www.facebook.com/rogerkeelingart/ 07970292642 Paintings, drawings and digital prints based on life-drawing and figure studies.
Jenny Tyler Watercolour and wire work Jennytyler1@hotmail.co.uk Jennytylerartist.com 01952 727810 f.Jenny Tyler Artist
Sandy Densem Vibrant, colourful paintings in oils and mixed media. firstname.lastname@example.org www.sandydensem.com 01952 876417 07801413757 f.Sandy Densem Winter I paint in oils, acrylics and mixed media. I also teach drawing and painting, and my purpose is to help people find their own creativity.
Fiona Jackson Hand dyed textiles and jewellery email@example.com www.fionajacksondesign.co.uk f.fiona.jackson.design.uk 07876 524353