2018 Events at The Walled Gardens at Croome Court
Late Summer Art Exhibitions
(*please note that the gardens will be closed to visitors 27-30th July for a private event).
We are delighted to be hosting a series of outdoor sculpture and indoor art exhibitions this year. They will showcase the work of talented and creative artists and provide inspiration for garden and art lovers alike. All exhibits will be available to purchase.
Friday 3rd August 2018 to Sunday 30th September 2018 (*please note that the gardens will be closed to visitors 17-19th August for a private event).
Meet the Artist – Visitors will have the opportunity to meet the artists behind the work on Saturday 4th August 2018. Please note that the images below are examples of artists work and may not feature in the exhibition.
Alison Bowyer is a sculptor, based in Marlborough, working in mainly fused glass and wire. She draws inspiration from the wonders of the oceans and rivers but is also looking to the skies. From elegant peacocks to swooping swallows, puffins, cormorants and now also gecko’s and sea horses she continues to create a range of delightful sculptures to grace your home or garden. Working with glass, there is an unlimited range of colours and shapes for Alison to experiment with. Texture and colour are added using frits to ‘paint’ the glass which is then fused together. To bring her creations to life, aluminium or copper wire is added to provide a three dimensional feel to the sculpture, define the edges and add a little sparkle.
Based in North Somerset, Karen Edwards’ studio is in the grounds of a beautiful restored Victorian kitchen garden. Visitors are welcome by appointment! Karen takes her inspiration from the textures and forms found in the natural world, using hand-building techniques to create a variety of distinctive ceramic sculptures. The strong, simple shapes and natural colours complement any garden or interior setting. Although Karen is happy to repeat a design, all her work is entirely hand-built and decorated so that each one is unique. High temperature firing vitrifies the clay, so that pieces can be safely left outdoors all year. Karen regularly shows her work in outdoor sculpture events and ceramics festivals, and is a committee member of Westcountry Potters Association.
In 2017, the members of the Worcester Embroiderers’ Guild were invited to create pieces on the theme of ‘Worcestershire’s Wildflower Meadows’ by the Worcestershire Bee Keeper’s Association. The resulting body of work shows the diverse abilities of the members, making this exhibition a stunning display of skill. Their work embraces many different techniques and use of mixed media. For example; felting, fabric dyeing, embellishing and printing, coupled with machine embroidery and hand stitching. They have chosen an assortment of subjects which makes this an interesting medley of bees and insects, wildflowers, grasses and everything associated with English meadows.