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Gallery – Unique Artwork for Christmas!
Nov 18 2017 @ 10:00 am – Jan 13 2018 @ 4:00 pm

Staffordshire Artists Co-operative are delighted to be opening their second joint exhibition at the Foxlowe Arts Centre in November. All work will be available to buy and take home – perfect timing for Christmas gifts. With the wide range of art and craft on display, all hand made in Staffordshire, you are sure to find gifts for everyone.

Staffordshire Artists Co-operative set up in February 2009 with the shared aim of finding a way to get Staffordshire art on to the High Street. In May 2009, with just seven members, they opened the doors to Gallery at 12, in Eccleshall. Since then, the Co-operative has grown steadily with 18 members with the potential to grow further.

The range of art within the Co-operative has broadened and now includes paintings, photography, ceramics, glasswork, sculptures, metalwork, beaded and silver jewellery, textile art, home furnishings, paper sculpture and wood work.

The Co-operative members are keen to contribute to the wider artistic community and with that aim Gallery at 12 hosts a charity day, twice a year, to support and promote Shape Arts, a charity which helps empower people with learning difficulties to work more inclusively within the arts sector. The members also encourage young Staffordshire artists by teaming up with local Rotary groups to judge competitions where the winners are given their own exhibition and open day in the gallery.

There will be an exhibition preview on Friday 17th November, 7 – 9pm, all welcome.

Co-operative members participating in are: Angela Smith Jeweller working creatively with wire, glass, beads and semi-precious stones. Helen Cartlidge artist working in watercolour, inks, collage and mixed media. Lyn Cooke Silversmith jeweller. Pom Fuller Watercolour artist, teaches and runs workshops. Tina Paramore Papier Mache sculptor and artist. Tom Hackney Abstract artist and furniture restorer. Sally Hadley  Photographer, hand-made papers and pressed flower artist. Jo Hill textile artist specialising in wall art and home furnishing. Vance Lupton wood turner. Mike Wheeley abstract artist and sculptor. Louise Spencer textile artist, felt and silk scarves and accessories. Craig Sumner fine artist working in oil, watercolour, pastel pen and ink. Wayne Tomlinson Mixed media painter of land and seascapes.  Jo Hearn Ceramic and glass artist. Charis Jones Metalwork artist, blacksmith. Ronnie Cruwys Pen and ink street drawings and painting traditional egg tempera icons.

Preview Evening 7.00-9.00pm, Friday 17th November 2017.  Exhibition concludes Saturday 13th January 2018. 

The Foxlowe Gallery is open Wednesday to Saturday: 10am-4pm and the first Sunday of the month, 11am-4pm.

 

For further information please contact Gallery co-ordinator

Jane Leigh – jane.elizabeth1106@gmail.com 07941548512

 

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