Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Kiln Fired Snowflakes, sequined fairies and a warm welcome for Christmas shoppers

We have some really heartwarming gifts for Christmas - all lovingly made to spread the cheer of this festive season.
Kim Bramley's gorgeous kiln fired Christmas Decorations to make your Christmas tree extra special ;
Sarah Jane Brown's cute reindeers and other bendable wire creatures are fun to have around the xmas decorations too - all hand stitched and unique in their own expressions.

To top our treat list and featured in our window display -we have a new range of ceramics from James Burnett -Stuart with their lovely soft glazes reflecting the Herefordshire countryside.
Parkfields really has a gift for everyone this Christmas...see you soon

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Hand Made not Machine Made for Christmas

We have just had some beautiful items delivered to the Gallery just in time for our Christmas Exhibition previewing on the afternoon of the 23rd Nov:
Makiko Hastings and Stuart Houghtons Ceramics are beautifully simple in design whilst being functional everyday pieces - so not only do they look fab in the window....
 We have some fabulous scarves too for keeping out those winter chills: Zoe Miller and Jane Withers textiles have a fun vintage feel.
 Jill Barneby's prints are a fun reference to machine made with their vintage sewing machines and typewriters

Rozie Keogh a favourite jeweller here at the gallery has brought in some gorgeous pieces just in time to adorn that gorgeous Christmas party outfit!

Sunday, 15 September 2013

Hereford Art Week - a wonderful week

Its Sunday and the last day of Hereford Art Week.
Its been a wonderful week meeting lots of enthusiastic art fans and talking about all the talented artists living in Herefordshire.
Well done to all the organisers for a truly diverse and interesting week of artistic delights.

We are continuing to show our H art artists and many more so here are some images of our window display with Harriet Antink's As It Was In The Beginning, Frances St. Clair Miller's Brecon and Monmouth Canal and Walter Keeler's Sculptural and Functional Ceramics.

Wednesday, 28 August 2013

h. art week invitation

A photographic journey through Monmouthshire

Ned Jones, a young photographer new to the Gallery is taking us along a delightful photographic journey through the Monmouthshire countryside. From hazy views of the Black Mountains to sharp close ups of roses and honeysuckle there is an image to delight everyone.
A finalist in this years Nokia low light international photography competition Ned's images have already been acknowledged as having a unique and beautiful slant on life.

Dove Pottery : Pots to be viewed but especially to be used

We've just had a delivery of David Worsley's beautiful wheel thrown pots. 
Made from white stoneware clay and glazed in a low lustre single colour they are the very essence of simplicity and are much admired by all (including Christine Cumming's cheeky rare breed pigs!).

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Fabulous and Functional Ceramics

Sylvia K's beautiful range of ceramic dinnerware has just arrived at Parkfields.
With huge plates big enough for those greedy men and charming contrasting side plates and bowls - this range is a must have for the fashion conscious dining table diva

Also new in to the Gallery we have another gorgeous selection of functional ceramics by Brittany Delaney a recently graduated young ceramic artist.
From tiny salt and pepper bowls to beautiful vases and unusual pendant necklaces, Delaney's simple and dainty ceramics add that finishing touch to a beautiful new look.

Mystical images by Julie Shackson

Julie Shackson's mystical multi media paintings have been generating a warm glow in Parkfields gallery. Depicting colourful countryside scenes and fauna, Julie's beautiful images add a stunning dimension to any interior.

Monday, 22 July 2013

Fun Day for Printing Demonstration

On yet another sunny day Parkfields Gallery's Summer Exhibition was a great success.

Lee Wright our featured artist printmaker gave a fab demonstration of how you can transform a piece of lino into a beautiful landscape scene. He kept everyones attention for the whole three hours of the exhibition which is no surprise as he is incredibly enthusiastic about the technique.

 Another featured artist for the summer exhibition is Mary Jolley. We are lucky to be able to share with you her joyous use of colour on a select range of her oil paintings.
 Noela Bewry also features in our summer exhibition and her selection of oil paintings makes a fabulous addition to the choice of abstract art the Gallery can offer this summer.
Last but not least for our summer feast for the eyes we are featuring Kate Loveday's still life studies

Monday, 8 July 2013

Summer Exhibition, Printing Demonstration and Open Afternoon on Saturday July 20th

Come and join us for drinks and help celebrate the start of the school holidays, a glorious win at Wimbledon and yes shock - a heatwave ...yay.... 

Sunday, 23 June 2013

Artist Printmakers set the scene

Fresh in to the Gallery in the last week we have some gorgeous prints by three artists all new to Parkfields.
 Lee Wright specialises in reduction linoprints of the Brecon countryside.

 Christine Howes specialises in woodcuts and wood engravings of wildlife, both flora and fauna.
Jess Townsend specialises in etchings of both flowers and coastal scenes.

We have a large selection of each of the above artists work, both framed and unframed and along with our existing selected artist printmakers, Parkfields Gallery has a very comprehensive selection of artist printmakers work now on display.
We are very keen to encourage the explanation of each of the many lengthy print making processes and all the staff welcome a chance to explain each artists method. We also have a detailed sheet in the gallery which helps to explain the techniques and are happy to print out a copy for anybody who is interested.

So please pop in and see for yourself the range of work and the outstanding talent of the many artist printmakers that Parkfields Gallery represents.

Fun and fabulous Textiles

The latest textiles to brighten up the Gallery are Deryn Relph's funky woolen knitted cushions and lampshades.Great for adding that zing of colour to any interior.
If you are looking for a cooler colour palette to lighten up your soft furnishings then Zoe Miller's cushions with a subtle stripe effect below may be the ones to choose. She also does a lovely range of summer scarves in similar colours with a vintage feel.
Zoe's scarves are accompanied by a fabulous collection of handwoven scarves by Jan Beadle. As well as the pastel shades shown in the picture we have a large choice of colourways of Jan's Luxurious scarves.

Saturday, 25 May 2013

Houses, streets, meetings and yesterday

Parkfields Gallery hosted the annual Craft Gallery Managers Meeting this week. It was lovely to catch up with other Gallery owners from around the South West including the Devonshire and Somerset Guilds of Craftsmen, The Brewery Arts Centre in Cirencester, Craft in the bay in Cardiff, Llantarnum Grange near Cwmbran and the Mission Gallery in Swansea. Art is an important part of our lives and both private and public galleries have an important role to play in spreading the word.
Talking of which it was a general consensus that social media is the way to go so I am happy to introduce you to some new artworks via this blog.

Images of yesterday are linked throughout Tamsin Howells acrylic jewellry. From old sewing pattern wall panels to vintage lace bracelets and old school tie earrings we have a must see range displayed in the window and our matching acrylic cabinets.
 Kim Bramley's new range of work arrived yesterday and it includes two examples of her kiln glass wall panels which feature pretty rows of houses. The framed panel has its own Led lighting system meaning that the light shines through the panel wherever you choose to hang it. The other long panel is awaiting hanging in pride of place in the gallery along with Kim's beautiful bowls, tiles and flowers. I've also got to mention her cuflinks and earrings as they will add a sparkle to any outfit.
 Also following on the theme of houses Sally Shrubsell's new work looks fabulous in the upstairs gallery. Sally uses both canvas and aluminium panels as a background for her abstract pieces (some with a hint of a street scene). This is the first time we have exhibited Sally's painting and they are definitely worth a trip to the gallery for the joyful colour and contemplation they bring to the viewer.

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Swifts and things

Just this last week we have been delighted to hear the swifts joyful return to Ross on Wye and now they have been joined by our very own range of birds on display in the Gallery in the form of Nick and Gabi Ward's ceramics and Julia Manning's stunning prints and cards.
On Saturday Nick and Gabi Ward popped into the Gallery with their bird inspired ceramics. This newly launched range includes a collection of mugs, jugs and bowls all delicately coloured with an eggshell blue or off white background with cute pastel bird images scratched (or sgraffitoed ) into the clay. They have also added a new funky olive green colour to their ever popular sgraffito range which contrasts beautifully with the more delicate pastel colours of the bird range. 
To further add to our celebration of all things to do with birds we have a lovely collection of Julia Manning's wood and lino cuts and cards. Ranging from Turdus Merulas ( the latin name for the blackbird) to starlings, swallows and yellow hammers we have a bird to tickle everyones fancy!
So join with us and our gorgeous birds to celebrate the start of summer in Ross on wye.

Saturday, 6 April 2013

Treasure trove

We just had to show you our fabulous range of jewellery in the new display cabinets which help to show off  the exquisite craftsmanship of our selected makers.
 Rosie Keogh

Amy Logan

Alison Nicola Evans

Rebecca Lewis

Michael Peckitt

Marlene Hounam

You might also have spotted some beautiful pooches hiding amongst the gems. All these little darlings are by Rachel Wood

Saturday, 16 March 2013

Open Afternoon - a success

Many thanks to everyone who visited us on our open afternoon last Saturday. It was lovely to be able to show our newly refurbished / expanded gallery space to customers old and new
All the feedback has been really positive with everyone extremely happy to see an expanding and prosperous gallery during such hard times for business in general on the high street. We had lots of lovely comments on the suberb quality and range of art work on display. We are extremely lucky to be based in Herefordshire which acts as a beacon to a huge wealth of artistic talent. So if you weren't able to make it last Saturday come and browse in our lovely gallery soon and share some of the joy that art can bring to all our lives.

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

"Launch into Spring"

There’s lots to get excited about here at Parkfields Gallery, with new work arriving daily for our “Launch into Spring” exhibition opening on Saturday 9th March.

Vibrant abstract oil landscapes by Richard Bishop add a splash of colour to our walls. Textural landscape prints by new artist Sarah Ross-Thompson also feature, together with characterful animal etchings by Sonia Rollo.

A new range of raku ceramic hares by Paul Jenkins ensures that hares aplenty abound to create a spring atmosphere!

Monday, 21 January 2013

Heart Warming Ceramics

Yes its January and its snowing outside but here at Parkfields Gallery you can enter into a warm abundance of colour and pure joy by surrounding yourself with Alejandra Bernales Wiesse's ceramics. Alejandra a Peruvian born artist now living in Herefordshire describes her work as seeking to reproduce the stunningly gently beauty of her local countryside.
So visit us soon to experience the joy of her work first hand and be the first to choose from her one off designs, with her mugs at £27.50 and sugar pots with a gorgeous handmade spoon at £34.50.
 You might also have noticed some very cute and funky dogs posing amongst the pots, these are the work of Rachel Woods and these beautiful bronzes with gorgeous patinas and names like Myrtle and Barry Bassett are looking for loving but stylish homes. Prices start at £125 for a cute daucshund.
 Just to remind you our January sale is in full swing and you can find reductions of up to 50%.
This original mixed media moonlit landscape painting by Janet Rogers at £550 is reduced by 20% to £440. So come and visit us soon and grab a lovely bargain to brighten up your home.

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