Hay Makers Festival of Artists 2018 Exhibition is at The Hay Makers Gallery in Hay on Wye and brings together the nine Hay Makers work as well as carefully chosen visiting artists who will be showcasing their work at the gallery from May 14 – July 15.
Visiting Artists for the 2018 festival are as follows with a little bit about their work from the artist themselves:
My work is mostly influenced by animal forms and I particularly love exploring my relationship with horses and dogs, having spent much of my childhood in Scotland growing up with them. I have always had animals around me and the connection I have with them is the essence of my work. Read More
I trained at Brighton University where I followed a 3d design course in mixed media setting up my own workshop in 1982 when I graduated. Since then I have continuously sold to shops and galleries in many countries.
I work with clear acrylic which is shaped and bent using grinders, saw cuts and polishing grits to achieve the basic shapes , and transparent coloured lacquers combined with gold leaf create the vibrant effects, which are then “viewed” through the acrylic layer. Read more
I love the entire process of creating something beautiful to use from a lump of clay; and I take full responsibility for the whole making process from preparing the clay, glaze application, selecting the method of firing as well as the final position each piece takes in the kiln. Read more
Anne is a well established award winning jeweller supported by the Arts Council of Wales and based in South Wales.In October 2015 she opened her first Gallery dedicated to contemporary jewellery in the seaside town of Penarth, close to Cardiff Bay. Anne’s specialism in her jewellery is to use a technique called reticulation. Read more
Having grown up in a village in the vale of Aylesbury and later a fishing village on the South coast of Cornwall I have had from an early age a strong sense of place, this combined with my interest in nature is at the heart of my work. After attending the Kings School Gloucester I studied at Dyfed and Falmouth Schools of Art. Read more
“I think of my sculptures as suspended animations, lying at rest, waiting for a passing breeze to breathe life into them.” Edward has a degree in philosophy from Bristol University and in his mobiles and kinetic sculptures he explores ideas of fragility and strength as well as balance and resolution. Drawing inspiration from the natural world and the human figure, his work is often suggestive of skeletal structures, in the abstract. Read more