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
All Gardens, Galleries and Events are of course subject to prevailing lockdown restrictions. Please check on local websites for latest news. Booking your visit may be required.
Godinton: Sculpture in the Garden
The Godinton House and Gardens sculpture exhibition is now open, from July 24th to August 15th. Thirteen acres of mature gardens make a superb backdrop for sculpture, mostly by local artists.
Above, my piggy family rummage in the walled garden; nearby, a selection of dahlias, and elsewhere there are an iris screen, two sizes of decorative bird-feeders, and a water-lily bird-bath. It is a lovely garden for a quiet stroll, imagining the life-style which would have enjoyed this privileged existence in years gone by.
Delamore Arts 2021
Delamore Arts 2021 was open this year from 17th May to 20th June. (That was a change from the usual dates, 1st-31st May.) I was delighted to see two of my pieces from 2019 featured on the front of their flyer!
Nestling under the slopes of Dartmoor, this remarkable country house and gardens has a long history of excellent exhibitions of thought-provoking sculpture and art. Seen below: some of my pieces at Delamore this year.
Several of those sculptures are now sold, but I can make more – very similar, though never quite identical – if you take a shine to one.
Open every day from 1st April through to 30th September.
During the season when Covid permits, 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. 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
Great to see that the shop and gallery will be open again as from Tuesday April 12th! Go Lovely’s!
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.
Their March exhibition focus is all about Hares.
Second Exhibition at Riverhill
Telephone booking still required
I was very pleased to be asked to take part in the inaugral sculpture exhibition at Riverhill Himalayan Gardens, near Sevenoaks, last year. This year it will open on Wednesday 8th September, through to 10th October.
Last 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.
There will be a preview evening, and any of my existing customers who might like an invitation are welcome to contact me.
These gardens are open for high and late summer, 2nd 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.