Above:Michael Brennand-Wood Photo:Andy Crouch

Michael Brennand-Wood
will be in the gallery on
Thursday 22nd January
1pm - 2pm for an informal
discussion about his work.

Mark Bickers

Michael Brennand-Wood

Michael Ruh

In Great Britain, Valentines Day became popular in the 17th century. By the middle of the 18th century, it was common for friends and lovers in all social classes to exchange small tokens of affection or handwritten notes. The theme to our Valentines show, 'Love Handle's' is an inspirational mix of Jewellery, Glass, Ceramics, Textiles, Wood and paper, unique pieces in each material representing symbolic references to Love.

Michael Brennand-Wood's installation is called 'Slow Reveal', this intriguing piece of work is his interpretation of a journey of love and movement within relationships. New glass from artists such as Michael Ruh with his theme of Love Birds and Mark Bickers' play on colour, to new ceramic work by Anna Silverton launching a series of pieces connecting her voluptuous forms with colour for the first time in contrast to her monochromatic pieces. New precious and semi-precious jewellery from several of our renowned artists include Suzanne Potter incorporating forms revealing inclusions of colour to Louise O'Neill with her bold geometric shapes and brightly coloured stones. There will be hand made paper flowers by Peter Niczewski and individually turned and carved pieces by Bert Marsh and Peter Archer. These are just a few of the stunning pieces selected for this show.

Valentines day is often expressed with a unique gift rather than the traditional flowers or chocolates. This gives us all as individuals the opportunity to convey our feelings in a more personal thoughtful way. 

Focus- Anna Raymond, Textiles



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