St Johns Place

Hay on Wye


01497 820 556

Sophie Sutherland

I have always had a keen interest in art and design and after working in film for several years with John Cleeses company, Video Arts, I decided to move into interior design, working for Colefax and Fowler. Over the years I have continually used my skills in making and design.

Having a particular love of textiles, I began needle felting aiming to predominantly use sheep wool locally sourced in Wales, and it was my rescue dog, Scribble who was the inspiration in making dogs.

Also Exhibiting

Joan Doherty

Joan Doherty trained at the Ulster College of Art and subsequently worked at Kilkenny Design Workshops in Ireland as a demonstration potter and designer for the ceramics industry.

Along with Jack Doherty she set up Doherty Ceramics in Herefordshire in 1983. The ceramic wrens and sparrows are modelled in stained porcelain clays. The "agate" technique of construction means that all the pieces are completely individual. Some are glazed, some not. Some are high fired, some not. All fit comfortably into the hand.

Jane Branney

Jane works predominately in silver, hand crafting jewellery from her home studio. Jane aims to make jewellery that will stand the test of time and will be something that can be worn again and again. She incorporates her love for vintage textiles into her jewellery using them to imprint into the silver to provide contrasting textures and a sense of history to her work. Interest and rich colours in the jewellery comes from adding vintage beads or semi-precious stone beads.

Festival Exhibition: 14th May - 15th July

Perry Lancaster

Each piece is made individually by hand, from wood specifically chosen. The timber must be perfectly seasoned to ensure stability during and after carving. Once the piece is finished it is waxed which adds a protective coat. Perry now works from his home in the Dordogne region of France, creating fine forms with minimal detail thus showing the natural beauty of the wood.

Sarah Withers

Sara produces a range of exquisite jewellery, assembling her own hand crafted beads together with others collected from around the world. Her intricate work is sold at shops and galleries throughout Britain. She also exhibits at selected shows and music festivals.

Sara is the author of several books on the subject. Titles include 'Exotic Beads', 'Beautiful Beading', 'The Encyclopedia of Beading Techniques' and 'The Encyclopedia of Wire Jewellery.

Cornelius Van drop

Cornelius was born in in the Netherlands, and has lived in Canada before moving to his present studio in Cornwall. He has exhibited worldwide, including St. Ives, and Germany. He was a finalist in the Garanti Box Competition at the Goldsmith's Hall in 1981.

Cornelius van Dop works from a studio in the beautiful village of Nancledra, near St Ives in Cornwall. His work is striking, intricate and distinctive. His creations include boxes, brooches and other items of jewellery cast from silver, gold, nickel, copper and bronze. Each of his pieces is a unique study of nature or wildlife.

Catrin Davies

Catrin loves doing what she does. Designing and making stained glass windows to commission or exhibiting small glass pieces.

Catrins training was initially in fine art which still feeds her work.

She visited Chartres sometime in her late twenties and fell for the wondrous windows of the cathedral. Later she learnt of the spiritual significance of medieval glazing. On a very part time basis she finally achieved a first class honours degree in 2010

Julia Manning

Working from her beautiful spacious studio in the Somerset village of Keinton Mandeville, Julia uses both intaglio and relief printmaking techniques to create limited edition prints. Julias inspiration comes from drawing in the wild directly onto plywood blocks or copper etching plates. Back in the studio the plates are cut or etched and then printed onto Somerset Printmaking Papers. Julia studied fine art at Bath Academy of Art, Corsham, and for over 35 years earned a living with a paint brush. From portraits to trompe loeil, from murals to painted tapestries, commissions came from all over the world. Today she focuses her work as an artist-printmaker and as a member of PINE FERODA Julia is a member of The Devon Guild of Craftsmen and an elected Senior Fellow of The Royal Society Of Painter Printmakers (RE) and associate member of The Society Of Wildlife Artists.

Jennifer Hall

Jennifer Hall graduated from Cardiff Institute of Higher Education back in 1994, followed by work as a thrower and decorator for Gwili Pottery, Carmarthen. Jennifer set up her first pottery in 1997 in Buckinghamshire, later in 2001 she moved to Llanwrthwl, Powys to establish her successful studio. Here Jennifer makes slip decorated earthenware pottery that sits well in both contemporary and rustic settings. Her work is exhibited and admired throughout

Britain, in Ireland and Japan. Jennifers ongoing aim is to develop a comprehensive range of pots that enliven the daily rituals of taking nourishment. Jennifer is drawn to earthenware for its warmth of colour and softness of edge. Made on a kick wheel, her pots do not challenge but give comfort, they appeal to the eye, sit comfortably in the hand and are gentle on the lips, enriching meal times.

Denise Brown

Denise Brown is a ceramic artist working from her studio on a farm in rural Fenland Cambridgeshire. Her work is inspired by themes from around the British coastline and the surrounding Fenland landscape. Using stoneware clay, Denises handmade vessels are constructed from hand-cut templates and using press moulds. The detailed images are incised by hand using a simple potters knife. Each piece is unique and decorated on both sides. After construction, the vessels are left to dry very slowly to prevent excessive warping. Denise uses a copper carbonate wash to create the colour outline of the design, and then paints using a range of dry glazes and underglazes. High firing to 1230C gives the stoneware clay a warm, weathered look, as some of the colours begin to burn away in the kiln. Each piece is then finished with the hand application of 22ct gold leaf or 12ct white gold leaf. Her work aims to capture the essence of coastal and rural landscape, evoking memories and a sense of nostalgia. A balance

of narrative and decorative, her pots form a three dimensional canvas for her distinctive style of illustrative decoration.

Cathy Newell Price

Cathys jewellery is characterised by her transformation of precious metals to reflect botanical forms and scenes. Informed by a unique combination of a degree in Botany and over 30 years of jewellery making, Cathys work evokes experiences of the natural world. Working predominantly with silver, she uses direct casting,

chasing and repouss, enamelling, stamping and piercing to create the sculptural surfaces of her designs, some of these are then enamelled to give them colour, or oxidised to highlight the texture.

Cathy works from her studio in old farm buildings in Shinfield just south of Reading in Berkshire

Andrew Pentland

I am a North East studio potter; combining my love of food with clay, the potters wheel and wood firing to produce contemporary tableware suitable for everyday use, alongside one off, individual pieces. I am inspired by the studio pottery movement, and in line with this ethos, I make small runs of individual pieces, developing glazes and firing my work in a kiln which I built to my own design.