I am still able to take orders and post them to you, even during lockdown, if you wish to treat yourself or someone else to a copper sculpture.
Phone 07714 106649
or email Emily@CopperCreatures.co.uk
Pashley Manor: Christmas Shop opening times (if lockdown permits)
Open every day from Thursday 19th November through to Sunday 29th inclusive, 10am-4pm. Only the shop will be open – the gardens are closed.
A selection of my sculptures including my copper tulips are on sale in the shop, alongside other tasteful and imaginative gifts and decorations.
During the season, they have a superb cafeteria for light lunches and afternoon teas, and if you don’t know these gardens you really should plan a visit for next year. The gardens are open from Easter through to the end of September, but are at their most impressive during the tulip festival, starting at Easter. Check here for details.
The Fire and Iron Gallery, Leatherhead is open all year
I’m delighted to continue to be one of the featured artists at Lucy Quinnell’s gallery. There is some fabulous work here: ranging from traditional blacksmith’s functional items to ‘pure art’ sculpture. If you don’t already know of it, do visit the gallery. Allow plenty of time to marvel at (in order, below) Tim Cotterill’s brilliant bronze frogs, Joanne Tinker’s incredible miniatures, Mick Maxen’s exquisite welded textures, and a good selection of my own insects, animals and flowers, amongst a myriad of others. Just off junction 9 of the M25, KT22 0EN.
Lucy has created an online shop which is well worth a visit. There is a link to it HERE.
Lovely’s Gallery, Northdown Road Margate
Margate is undergoing an art-led revival, with the Turner Contemporary in the Harbour, and new art shops and galleries in the Old Town. In Cliftonville, once the genteel end of town with the grander hotels and seaside boarding-houses but now very Bohemian in character, is Lovely’s Art Gallery and Artist’s Materials. Founded in 1891 (so just 40 years too late to supply JMW with his canvas, oils or water-colours) and now in the fourth generation, this family business is an Aladdin’s Cave of art. Some is very modern; some of it amusing, but all imaginative and original. I have twice held solo exhibitions in their upstairs Art Space, and I am frequently surprised by their requests for front-window display work.
New Exhibition this year
I was very pleased to be asked to take part in the inaugral sculpture exhibition at Riverhill Himalayan Gardens, near Sevenoaks. Called ‘Summit Sculpture,’ it opened on Wednesday 9th September, but has now finished. If you missed it, watch for next year!
I took several of my larger and smaller outdoor pieces including the new bird-feeders. Their website gives further information about the gardens, including a downloadable map of the 12-acre site. The webpage for the exhibition is HERE.
Sussex Prairie Gardens re-opened on June 1st, and the Hand-Made Craft Fair was the first proper event under the “new normal” social distancing which we are all adjusting to – very successfully, I’m glad to say.
I was there with some new work never seen before in public, plus a selection of my outdoor and indoor sculpture, and the weekend was a great success. Well done, Paul and Pauline.
These gardens are open for high and late summer, 1st June to mid-October. The unusual layout of the Prairie Garden on a level site with a spiral of lawns and beds of grasses makes a fine, thoughtful place to stroll around, notice plants, and discuss sculpture. Their friendly tea-room has an excellent range of home-made cakes and light snacks. Dog-friendly, and if you bring a Basset you get free entry! Postcode: BN5 9AT.
Delamore Arts 2020
Delamore Arts 2020 took place online during May. Visitors to the website HERE are able to view the sculptures and paintings, and to place orders with David, the exhibition manager.