NEW ARRIVALS ARTICLE

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Title:  Pod Vases
 
Description:
Handblown glass
Artist: Colin & LouiseHawkins 
Profile:

Colin and Louise Hawkins have been working collaboratively since 1998. Their combined training and experience is extensive and diverse and both have been involved in glassmaking for over 20 years.

Louise graduated in Design at Goldsmiths College London before studying at the International Glass Centre, while Colin trained in Glass at Sunderland University and the Royal College of Art in London. They gained much of their understanding of the medium of glass early in their careers whilst working alongside some of the British Glassmaking industry’s traditional and contemporary artisans.

From their glass-blowing studio at The New Brewery Arts Centre in the Cotswolds Colin and Louise use a combination of traditional glassblowing techniques and contemporary craft skills to develop their work which is held in both public and private collections worldwide. They have worked on many commissions and exhibit their One-off pieces and Studio ranges in selected galleries and at their studio where visitors are welcome to watch the glass being made.

 
 
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Title:  Enchanted Swirl Dragonfly Necklace
 
Description:
Sterling silver and 24ct gold plate
Artist: ClaireTroughton 
Profile:

Claire Troughton is an established jewellery designer with almost 22 years experience. She makes collections of silver jewellery, inspired by nature as well as individual wedding and engagement rings from her Chester studio.

After completing 3 years of training at Edinburgh College of Art, plus 1 year in Birmingham's historic Jewellery Quarter, Claire began making her own jewellery in 1996. She soon established a strong following and now sells her collections in almost 40 shops and boutiques throughout the UK and Europe. Claire's exquisite attention to detail and her striking use of gold and silver help to create her distinctive style.
 
 
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Title:  Sittinh Spotty and Patchy Hound
 
Description:
Smoked Fired Ceramic
Artist: VirginiaDowe 
Profile: VIRGINIA DOWE studied a Foundation Course at Suffolk College, Ipswich and Three-Dimensional Design (Ceramics) B.A. Hons at The University of Wolverhampton. She creates a range of sculptural ceramic animals. Her passionate and lively approach observes well the attitudes of these creatures, and their individual characters are captured with a sense of fun and directness. She uses earthstone hand building material mixed with varying consistencies of grog skilfully manipulating both extruded and slab forms. Her pieces have a natural and unrefined aesthetic appeal provided by smoke firing. Publications 1998 The Best in New British Design – Design Trust (July) Ceramic Review (no. 167) 1997 Art Review (November)
 
 
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