Thursday, 22 December 2011

Still time to visit the Gallery before Christmas

Another lovely morning spent in the Gallery today, I brought some new items in and as usual there were other new items from some of the other members.

Glass Perfume bottles by Bob Thacker

brooch by Jo Hill

Pierced dish by Vance Lupton

Flower stall - photo by Noel Bennett

Painting by Michael Wheeley

Jewellery by Angela Smith

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

More lovely new pieces to look at today

A selection of ceramic pieces by Cathy Sumner

                                                             sculptures by Barry Dixon

wood turning by Vance Lupton

Painting by Craig Sumner

                                                            Glass platter by Bob Thacker

As always a true delight to spend time in the gallery today!

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

New member, new exhibition, new work, new wall!

There is always something new to look at when I visit the Gallery, but today was exceptional. Firstly as soon as I walked in I couldn't fail to notice our new wall. A couple of our members went in on Sunday to put in a new wall which adds some more interest to the lay out of the ground floor gallery space and also to add more wall hanging space. I think it's great and has changed the whole look of the Gallery.

On Thursday our new exhibition was set up. For December we are delighted to be housing a lovely exhibition by Henrietta Ellis.Here are some examples of her textile art.

Also last week, we welcomed Vance Lupton as a full member to the Staffordshire Artists Co-operative, Vance came in originally as a guest, we are very excited about having such a talented wood turner as part of the co-operative.

and then there were also these wonderful new scarves designed by member textile artist Jo Hill

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Stunning new work by Michael Wheeley and Cathy Sumner

Another visit to the gallery today revealed yet more new work!
Paintings by Michael Wheeley

Ceramics by Cathy Sumner

Thursday, 24 November 2011

New artist and new work

It is great to welcome new member Melissa Vickers back to the gallery. Following her successful exhibition in October, Melissa has now joined us a full member.
Melissa's work

Some new work from two other member artists are now available from the gallery
These blown glass pieces are some of the new items from glass artist Bob Thacker
and I absolutely love the clear glass stoppers

and this beautiful painting is one of the new items from painter Rose Jones

We also received work from a new guest artist today - textile artist Patsy Wade
You will have to pop into the gallery to view Patsy's felt necklaces, scarves and bags. and it will be great to see you there

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Fantastic Organic Folk Art exhibition by Sue Prince

You never quite know what to expect when you visit the gallery - and I certainly wasn't expecting this - A gift from fellow member Michael Wheeley who had been manning the gallery yesterday - a lovely welcome - the note read 'can't have the sarnies but enjoy the wrappings' and I did - thank you Michael

Then upstairs to view the exhibition, I had seen some postcards of Sues work and read the press release so I thought I knew what to expect but to see the real life pieces up close was a real treat!
I have picked out just a few of my favourites to share with you now. I love how each painting tells a story which can be about current affairs or historical events.

If you would like to take a look at this exhibition it is with us until 26th November and you are more than welcome to come along to view and / or purchase this unique art- we are open Monday to Saturday 10am - 5pm -

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Tuesday 18th October

Two of Melissa Vickers exhibition pieces

Sally Hadley - member artist - photographer

Michael Wheeley - member artist - sculptor and painter

Noel Bennett- member artist - photographer

Angela Smith - member artist - jewellery designer 

Craig Sumner - member artist - painter
Helen Cartlidge - member artist - painter
Jo Hill - member artist - textile artist
Barry Dixon - associate member - sculptor

Rose Jones - member artist - painter

Cathy Sumner - member artist - ceramicist

Bob Thacker - member artist - glass artist