Our artists are integral to life in the gallery; they provide us with beautiful pieces to sell and allow us to share their skills with the wider public.
Below is a list of the artists that we currently have exhibiting with us, giving you a sneak peak at what we have to offer!
Our Artists’ Greetings Cards….
We have a number of card artists here at The Sheep Shed Gallery, who create beautiful greetings cards for all occasions, in designs unlike any of those at regular retailers.
Because of this, we strongly believe in the JUST A CARD message. This wonderful campaign aims to encourage people to buy from Designer/Makers and Independent Galleries and Shops by reinforcing the message that all purchases, however small, even ‘just a card’ are so vital to the prosperity and survival of small businesses.
So if you are after unique, beautifully crafted greetings cards to send to friends and family, pop in to visit us and see what we have on sale. We’re sure you’ll find something you love!
Bee Happy Glass Designs
Suzanne of Bee Happy Glass lives in Bath and creates beautiful pieces with fused glass. She has always been inspired by the work of both Mondrian and Mackintosh, something which is clear from her work. She aims to make striking, contemporary pieces of glassware for the home. Due to the nature of fused glass, no two pieces of Suzanne’s will ever be exactly the same – the perfect unique present! Here in the gallery, we have a number of Suzanne’s cake stands, clocks and hanging ornaments for you to choose from.
From her local arts studio, based in Hampshire, Caroline Dyke designs and crafts dichroic glass jewellery & accessories. Caroline has been working with glass for over ten years, and many of her inspirations come from the seasons and the nature around us. Blissimore Designs’ jewellery is definitely a favourite among our customers.
Coastal Creativity’s creator, Cath, also lives in Bath and is very good friends with Bee Happy’s creator Suzanne! Cath’s creates stunning jewellery pieces around a coastal theme – the aim being to ‘evoke memories of happy, carefree days when you walked at the water’s edge’. All of Cath’s pieces are handcrafted to the highest degree and are truly beautiful. You will find a range of necklaces, earrings and cufflinks to suit all coastal lovers here at the gallery.
Echolane, a Devizes based business, specialises in dichroic fused glass jewellery and decorative arts. Created by artist Lynn Gage, in 2008 – Echolane sees that each piece of glass art is individually designed, cut and layered before being kiln formed. We love the way that some pieces change colour with the sunlight and reflect the most beautiful shades!
Fi’s handmade jewellery makes the perfect gift for someone, or as the best little treat to yourself. Each piece is lovingly created by Fiona herself in her local home studio and uses an assortment of beads, precious stones and metals. From traditional pendants and earrings to key-rings and beautiful tiaras; within Fi’s collection, you’ll find something perfect for every occasion.
Fiona’s textile dolls make a great addition to any home. Each piece is full of character and the details within every one is second to none! Fiona hand-makes each of these dolls in her own home and has a range that includes wildlife, gorgeous character pieces and even magical-themed creations. Whether you are looking for a present for a loved one, or simply a treat for your own home, they are not to be missed!
Local artist Graham Kennedy’s wooden art is second to none! From kitchen utensils and children’s money boxes to more decorative pieces which make the perfect gift; there’s a true beauty within all of Graham’s woodturning. It is fair to say that his wooden yarn bowls are a definite favourite among our customers!
Jo Carr Pottery
Jo’s rustic pottery is a great favourite with our regular customers. Sturdy and practical yet innovative in design and decoration, Jo makes a comprehensive range of useful items for the home. All of Jo’s pieces are hand-thrown, so don’t expect to buy a completely uniform set of bowls or cups. Instead you will own a unique set where each piece has just that tiny difference from the next.
Jo Hopgood Leather Goods
Local leather artist Jo Hopgood works with the softest leathers in bright jewel like colours. Using these gorgeous materials, she makes goods of all sizes; handbags, sling bags, make up bags, pouchy purses, clutch bags and more. Most of our visitors will come to buy a gift for a friend and end up treating themselves because they can’t resist the smell and feel of the lovely leather!
John Bloor is a fairly new print designer. After working as a graphic designer and illustrator for the past 20 years with Aspergers, he decided to make a move to working for himself creating entirely new series of prints and homewares. John enjoys experimenting with mark making and the marks that can be made with block printing.
Keith’s art is really quite something. Creating both abstract and realistic paintings is something that he truly excels at. Mainly self taught, Keith retired early in order to pursue his interest in art; painting mainly in oils and acrylics. He also lends his cap to printmaking and life drawing.
Upcycling and decopage are Lyn’s passions. She takes found clear glass bowls and dishes and upcycles them in her own unique technique. Working from the inside the first layer is decoupaged images, this is covered with a layer of gilding and finally a third layer of paint to make a completely opaque surface. She specialises in large lamps which have a glorious lustre, particularly when lit. Because she is working with recycled glass, you can be sure that the piece you purchase will be truly unique.
Lynn Baker Glass
Lynn Baker produces beautiful statement pieces of glass, architectural panels and garden sculpture from hand blown and kiln-formed glass. Much of her work is based upon the Lincolnshire Wolds, the stunning landscape by which she is surrounded at home.
Glass artist Lynn Purcell gets her inspiration from her surroundings and from the glass itself. She admits that she often likes to experiment, enjoying the interaction of creativity with science. From jewellery and forming bowls to creating more sculptural and abstract pieces; many of Lynn’s pieces are totally unique!
Miss Magpie Designs
Miss Magpie Wildlife Art is the creation of artist Emily Summers, an RSPB employee at Pulborough Brooks in Wes Sussex.
Much of Emily’s work is inspired by the wonderful wildlife that she and her colleagues protect on a daily basis. On her days off, she endeavours to translate this inspiration into realistic coloured-pencil drawings.
Roelofs & Rubens
Roelofs and Rubens is a Hampshire-based earthenware collection created by Piet van den Beuken. Their products are hand-made and painted in the Hampshire studio, using stamps, stencils, sponges and lots of free hand painting. With Piet herself being Dutch, it is clear to see that the Delft design definitely makes and appearance in these beautiful products!
Rachel from Roo’s Corner is a self-taught seamstress who initially specialised in handmade pouches, but has since expanded her business to include the creation of tote bags, block printed scarves, cushions and greetings cards. Rachel loves using the ancient tradition of block printing to create gorgeous, hand-crafted pieces that make perfect gifts for friend and loved ones.
Shark Alley’s creator, Sarah Kelly, takes inspiration from all things nature. Sarah’s jewellery embodies her love of animals and colours all around – a view she has long held. Created in her little studio in Brighton, Shark Alley’s pieces are created in a way that they don’t necessarily conform to trends, but will remain timeless pieces that can be worn over and over.
Sarah Maddison is a Textile Artist working in Hampshire, England. Her work is inspired by the ancient landscapes near her home and those further afield, within which she combines with her love of the moon, trees, hares and crows. Sarah’s work comes in all shapes and forms, with original pieces, prints, notebooks and brooches all available to buy from The Sheep Shed Gallery.
Tony Walters is a fairly new woodturner, local to Andover. Initially he pursued an education in Chemistry but left later due to issues with his mental health. He then focused on more creative skills and his interest in wood, using tools and materials he had to hand.
‘My focus quickly became zoned in on woodturning, particularly bowls and small vessels. Starting from zero knowledge I find it refreshing to be able to make mistakes, work them in to a design and take a critical view on how I can improve.’
Vikki Lafford Garside
Vikki has a MA in textile design from Chelsea College of Art & Design. She creates fabulous bespoke wearable art inspired by fairy tales and nature. Her realistic butterfly brooches are a mixture of hand stitched and painted textiles. We also have delicate cutwork earrings and necklaces on a nature theme (including flowers, leaves, berries and even starfish!) More of her work can be seen on her website. http://www.liliia.co.uk