Bits and pieces

Oct 8 2021

Bits and pieces — see how our creatives use bits and pieces in their work – how they recycle, repurpose, use scraps in textiles, incorporate found items in collage and mixed media … the list goes on ….

Browse the galleries below, or perhaps view today's flipbook.

Bits and Pieces
art by Michael Harris Wilson

Yvonne Estop-Wood

Art forms: 
Drawing, Furniture, Graphic art, Mixed media 3D, Sculpture, Wood

Three-dimensional design, for furniture and sculptural objects, within which I seek shapes and geometries that delight me. I also make furniture by transforming everyday objects to create a narrative and quirky humour. Drawing is also a way of looking. I like pencil and pen, coloured pencils and pastels. And it is usually urban places that interest me most.

Sandy Campbell

Art forms: 
Painting
Lost and Found - Mixed Media

Sandy Campbell is an abstract painter who creates multi-layered works that explore, materiality, surface and texture. Her work is firmly rooted in her experience of the declining urban landscape. The abandonment and decay surrounding her first studio in Luton influenced the development of the highly textured and complex surfaces she creates, as well as inspiring her 3D works using recycled materials. Exploring issues of identity and transformation, Campbell invites the viewer to absorb themselves in the sumptuous multi-layered surfaces before them, while questioning what lies beneath.

Romey T Brough

Art forms: 
Painting, Printmaking
Sunflower embellished monoprint

I have been exploring the techniques used by Degas, amongst others, in the 1800s. I paint on glass with acrylic paint and print off from that.
The results have a luminosity and vibrancy which has to be seen, and which take the viewer to new depths of appreciation.

Venue

Woodoaks Farm Studio
Denham Way
Maple Cross
Rickmansworth
WD3 9XQ
Directions: 
Off the A412; head for The Creative Juices Brewery and follow Studio signs
Telephone: 
07816 375460
Email (website): 
romeytbrough@gmail.com
Special Information: 
Refreshments available, Working studio where Members normally create work during the year, Suitable for groups, Appointments available at other times during and after Open Studios
Wheelchair access: 
Partial
September / October 2021
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1pm-5pm

Maureen Newell

Agapanthus
Art forms: 
Painting

My name is Maureen and I am a Botanical Artist. I love to paint. Every day I pick up my paintbrush and delve into my many palettes of paint. I use layer upon layer of watercolour, adding depth and form as I go. It takes many hours and weeks, and sometimes months, before I am happy with the painting. Sometimes, I can just keep going with a subject, other times, I put it away and go back to it at a later date, with fresh eyes and inspiration.
I like to pick subjects from my garden, or my allotment, or from a walk in and around the village.

Telephone: 
01920 822702
Mobile or alternative contact number: 
07887 723142
Email (website): 
mawlers@icloud.com

Nat McIntosh

Art forms: 
Jewellery
Seashell and pearl brooch by Natalia McIntosh

Nat is a silversmith specialising in one-of-a-kind jewellery pieces, all handmade using traditional silversmithing techniques. She is a graduate of Central Saint Martins.
She is currently exhibiting at A Little Bird Told Me Gallery in Wendover and Primavera Gallery in Cambridge.
www.nataliamcintosh.com

Venue

A Little Bird Told Me Gallery
The Barn Courtyard
25 High Street
Wendover
HP22 6DU
Directions: 
Parking: Wendover Library Car Park, 15 High St
Telephone: 
07854 787733
Email (website): 
mcintoshnat@gmail.com
Special Information: 
Credit card facility, Appointments available at other times during and after Open Studios
Wheelchair access: 
Partial
September / October 2021
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10am-5pm

June Faulkner

Daffodills
Art forms: 
Mixed media 2D, Photography, Textiles

I love to create colourful devoré and silk scarves often inspired by my photographs, and paper collage landscapes and cards.

Telephone: 
07949 456838
Email (website): 
jfaulkner60@gmail.com

Alex Hamilton-Bray

Art forms: 
Glass, Jewellery

With a passion for glass, attention to detail and a reluctance to back down from a challenge, Alex, from Sandridge based Heartwood Glass, not only creates bespoke handmade fused glass art, splashbacks and memorial jewellery, but following ‘school’ in Murano pushes the boundaries of heat and gravity to control, blend and shape molten glass in a flame.

What started out as an outlet for creativity, has progressed through continual development alongside glass masters from around the world, to crafting contemporary glass designs inspired by playing with light, nature and the desire to keep advancing within the glass medium.

Heartwood Glass brings ‘Glassy Love’ to all through individual pieces crafted with love and attention to detail, encouragement to get out and about in Herts and find “HeART Abandonments” or for those that want to try the medium through face to face, make at home or virtual workshops created to suit all ages.

Venue

Heartwood Glass
95 St Albans Road
Sandridge
St Albans
AL4 9LH
Directions: 
The studio is up a tarmac slip road, just after Sandringham Crescent
Telephone: 
07712 536071
Email (website): 
studio@heartwoodglass.com
Special Information: 
Credit card facility, Working studio where Members normally create work during the year, Suitable for groups, Appointments available at other times during and after Open Studios
Wheelchair access: 
None
September / October 2021
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3pm-7pm (Sat & Sun: 2pm-6pm)

Heidi Ward

Art forms: 
Collographs/Linocuts, Painting - designing, Graphic art, Painting, Printmaking

Heidi enjoys experimenting with colour, shape and pattern through the mediums of oil and acrylic paint, printmaking and collage. Her work is both vibrant and imaginative and shows influences from observing nature in its purest form to seeing the patterns that exist in our everyday environment.

Her inspiration and influences come from her experiences of living and working in Japan, Austria, Switzerland and travelling to some of the world's most culturally enriching places. She is particularly interested in how people and societies create, interact with and are influenced by art and design in different parts of the world.

With more than 20 years experience working in education, helping individuals to flourish in their own unique way, Heidi will encourage you to take risks, have fun and express yourself and your interests through her engaging workshops.

Follow Heidi at www.instagram.com/heidiwardart

Venue

Nude Tin Can Gallery
125 Hatfield Road
Fleetville
St Albans
AL1 4JS
Directions: 
Near St Paul's Church, on the main street, easy to find
Telephone: 
07519 743452
Email (website): 
heidiwardart@gmail.com
Special Information: 
Refreshments available, Credit card facility
Wheelchair access: 
None
September / October 2021
SATSUNMONTUEWEDTHUFRI
18192021222324
2526272829301
2345678
910
11am-5pm (Sun: 12noon-5pm)

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