Past Exhibitions

2019

Open Studios events

Held two or three times in the year, on dates notified to those on my mailing list – contact me at Emily@CopperCreatures.co.uk if you would like to be included. Other craft workers and artists in our little community are also open to visit.

Godinton House and Gardens, Ashford

From 27th July to 18th August, this impressive but comfortable country house hosted a sculpture exhibition around the extensive gardens, of brilliant and varied original work. The formal gardens, kitchen garden, long pond, and wild garden and lake provided a variety of settings. This was my first time here, but I intend it not to be the last.

Sussex Prairie Gardens Hand-made Fair

On 13th-14th July, one of the memorably hot weekends of this glorious summer, this annual craft makers’ fair was not to be missed.

Lenham Tithe Barn Pilgrim’s Way Artists

May 17th to 27th saw an annual art, pottery and sculpture exhibition of the very highest quality in this lovely old barn. I have exhibited here before, but not for many years.

Delamore Arts 2019

This was open every day in May; Delamore House is situated in Cornwood, under the southern edge of Dartmoor. The varied gardens and lake provide perfect settings for the display of outdoor sculpture, and in two large rooms in the House, huge windows provide good light for the paintings. PL21 9QT

Pashley Manor Sculpture in Particular

Pashley Manor Tulip Festival

See ‘Events and Exhibitions’ for more information about Pashley – the gardens, with sculpture, are open until the end of September.

Fire and Iron Gallery, Leatherhead – open all year

Lovely’s Gallery , Northdown Road, Cliftonville, Margate – open all year

Gallery Kuskovu, Prague – open all year

2018

Fire and Iron Gallery, Leatherhead – open all year

Pashley Manor, near Ticehurst in East Sussex, including the Tulip festival, Sculpture in Particular, summer-long exhibition, and Christmas Gifts Shop

Delamore Arts 2018, Devon, in May

Sussex Prairie Garden, near Brighton, including their Hand-Made Fair in July and the Unusual Plants Fair in September

Gallery Kuskovu, Prague

Sir Harold Hillier Gardens (RHS), Romsey near Winchester


2017

Fire and Iron Gallery, Leatherhead – open all year

Pashley Manor, near Ticehurst in East Sussex, including the Tulip festival, Sculpture in Particular, summer-long exhibition, and Christmas Gifts Shop

Delamore Arts 2017, Devon, in May

BEAUTY AND THE COPPER BEASTS exhibition, 20th October – 4th November at Lovely’s Gallery, 248 Northdown Road Cliftonville, Margate.

Sussex Prairie Garden, near Brighton, including their Hand-Made Fair in June and the Unusual Plants Fair in September

Sir Harold Hillier Gardens (RHS), Romsey near Winchester: exhibiting for the first time, very successfully, in this lovely setting.

Gallery Kuskovu, Prague

Dahlia Festival, at The Salutation, Sandwich – Head Gardener Steve Edney hosted a weekend plant festival featuring the set of nine dahlia genotypes commissioned from Emily.

RHS Rosemoor Winter Exhibition, 19 November 2016 – 19 February 2017 at Great Torrington, North Devon. Sixty-five acres of beautifully-laid out gardens, formal and informal, to explore; with something of interest in every season, enhanced during the winter with their well-established sculpture exhibition.


2016

Fire and Iron Gallery, Leatherhead – open all year

Pashley Manor, near Ticehurst in East Sussex, including the Tulip festival, Sculpture in Particular, summer-long exhibition, and Christmas Gifts Shop

Delamore Arts 2016, Devon, in May

Sussex Prairie Garden, at Henfield near Brighton, exhibiting for the first time this year: the friendliest gardens you could wish for. It’s like someone’s back garden just grew out of control, eating up the fields behind with every lovely idea you can imagine.

West End House, Smarden in Kent

Dunlin and Diver, High Street, Deal

Lovely’s Gallery , Northdown Road, Cliftonville, Margate

Savill Gardens, Windsor Great Park (“Britain’s finest ornamental gardens”) – for the Autumn Sculpture Exhibition, September 3rd to November 19th. It was brilliant!


2015

Pashley Manor, Ticehurst, East Sussex

Delamore House nr Ivybridge, Devon

Marks Hall Gardens and Arboretum, Coggeshall, Essex Summer Exhibition from 1st – 30th August 2015, at which I was happy to be exhibiting.

Lovely’s Gallery , Northdown Road, Cliftonville, Margate – a solo exhibition from 11th- 24th October, where we really pulled the stops out – taking over the whole of their extensive upstairs gallery.

Fire and Iron Gallery, Leatherhead, from 28th October to mid November – solo exhibition in their gallery room.


2014 including

Doddington Hall, Lincoln


2013 including

Coughton Court, National Trust, at Alcester, Warwickshire

Surrey Sculpture Park, Churt near Farnham


2012 including

The Reg Taylor Garden Centre, Nottingham


2011 including

Leeds Castle Homes and Gardens Weekend, 21-22 May 2011 ME17 1PL; extensive craft and arts stalls, excellent refreshments, and many other attractions at England’s most beautiful castle.

The Sculpture Fortnight, Pashley Manor, Ticehurst, 21-30 May TN5 7HE

Finchcock’s Garden Fair and Music Festival, 29-30 May TN17 1HH; they say this “promises to be a treasure trove for gardeners and those searching for something a little different for the ‘outside space’ or even an unusual gift”.

Little Gardens of Sandwich 2011, Sunday 5th June. A delightful annual event, with different gardens open each year; enjoy a glimpse behind the scenes in the country’s best-preserved medieval town, and spot the sculptures along the way. Very good cream teas.

Chislet Country Fair, Saturday 25th June; the whole village gives itself over to this surprisingly varied and very pleasant traditional rural day. Music, arts, plants, side-show attractions, rides, a beer tent and very good burgers. Could anyone ask for more?

Barfreston Art Exhibition, Barfreston Court Barn, 1-3 July; a strong collection of very significant art and sculpture. Be ready to be impressed.

River Country Fair, River near Dover, Sunday 10th July

Stelling Minnis Windmill Fete, Saturday 16th July

Sculpture in the Sanctuary, Hill Farm Nursery, Normanton, Nottinghamshire, from 23rd July to 29th August 2011; NG25 0PR. My venture north for this year. Last year I found a very good sculpture garden near Coventry; this year I am hoping that Nottingham will be as good!

Dover Animal Mania in the Park, Pencester Gardens Dover, 30 July

Rye Country Fayre and Horse and Dog Show, Saturday 20th August. As well as the horses and dogs, this also includes arts and crafts stalls, a collection of historic cars, and rides for children and adventurous adults. A well-established and well-organised event that draws people from near and far.

Aldington Soapbox Derby and Craft Market, Monday 29 August

Leeds Castle Balloons and Bentleys Weekend, 3-4 September;ME17 1PL. Lots of activities, craft marquees.

East Kent Ploughing Match, Lees Court Farm, Badlesmere, September 28th

Leeds Castle Festive Fair, 19-20 November. Plenty of activities and a chance to find some striking and unusual Christmas presents.

Westwood Cross Christmas Market; at the Westwood Cross shopping mall in Thanet, a surprise last-minute invitation to participate.


2010 including

Outside Art, Russel’s Gardens Coventry – a ‘secret quarry garden’ – June 12-27, 2010.


2000 – 2010

Nettlestead Place, 15th-22nd May 2009

A beautiful and very old house, in wonderful rambling gardens with surprising views opening up at every turn. In this lovely setting there is a sculpture exhibition, setting pieces imaginatively and sensitively in the landscape. I was delighted to find an open hilltop lawn for the mare and foal, a lakeside lurking-place for the crocodile and octopus, a willow island retreat for my family of otters (new work), and an open wild flower meadow where five big sunflowers could strut their stuff. Outside the kitchen door five hens and two cockerels (one a new design) patrolled, as if looking for crumbs from the refreshment tables. All this in the company of some very classy work by a dozen other sculptors; there was a great deal to see.

I’m delighted to say the whole event was a brilliant success, for the organisers and for me personally.

St Nicholas Church, Ash – May Day bank holiday annual exhibition by local artists, each year since 2003

‘Good Morning’ (Dobre Rano) show on Czech TV covered Emily’s work in Galery KusKovu, Prague
Ivana Spicakova, interviewed for the show, gave a prominent mention of Emily’s work, and an autumn leaf, mistletoe, and the wild boar were seen.

Crafty Fair at St Peter’s Church, Sandwich, Saturday June 6th 2009; a really well-organised traditional Craft Fair.

Little Gardens of Sandwich, Sunday 7th June, 2009. A delighful annual event, but with different gardens this year; enjoy a glimpse behind the scenes in the country’s best-preserved medieval town, and spot the sculptures along the way. Superb cream teas!

(March – August 2009: the Bear commission)

Chislet Fair, Saturday June 27th 2009.

Barfreston Court Barn Art Exhibition, on 3rd – 5th July 2009

East Kent Ploughing Match, Merton Farm, Merton Lane Canterbury, on September 30th 2009.


Great Comp Garden Show, Borough Green, August 2008.

Sunday 8th June 2008: the Little Gardens of Sandwich. A wonderful chance to peep behind the garden gate at some real hidden gems, with a bit of sculpture thrown in.

Artform at St Peter’s Church, Sandwich, late May bank holiday annually from 2004 to 2008.

Thursday 28th February – Tuesday 4th March 2008: at The Horsebridge Centre, Horsebridge Road Whitstable. This was an exhibion by members of Artform (Theresa Gaston St John, Mandy Troughton and Emily Stone) with guest artists Janet Cook, Clare Tindall and Lauren Murduck.

(Kent International Hotel commission, November 2007)


2007

For ten years, from the opening in 2007 seen above, until 2017, I was artist in residence at The Salutation gardens, Sandwich

Hardy Plants Society at Goodnestone House, July 2007

Sandwich Bites Festival, May 2007

Marlowe Theatre Corridor Arts, Canterbury, February 2007

Deal Library, Autumn leaves, October 2006

Solo Exhibition , St Peters Church Sandwich, September 2006

East Kent Ploughing Match, Adisham, September 2006

ArtFest, St Mary’s Church, Wingham, August 2006

Art and Jazz in the Garden, Upstreet, August 2006

Drawn by Nature, Worth Village Hall, with John Hollyer and Norman McCanch, August 2006

Garden Sculpture Exhibition, Old Chapel Gallery, Pembridge, Herefordshire, May 2006

(Wild boar comission, June 2006)

The Old Tithe Barn, Lenham, May 2006

Queen’s Inn, Hawkhurst, “Artshow”, April 2006

Orchard House Arts Weekend, Ham Street, April 2006

KCC County Hall, “By Hand 7” Maidstone, Annual Art and Craft Exhibition, December 2005

St Peter’s Church, Crocodiles in Canterbury, October 2004

Working Exhibition, Worth Plant Centre, August 2004

Art and Soul‘ local open studios and workshops, Deal – Sandwich and villages, May-June 2004

Stag and Doe commission – October 2003; article in “The Times” Home and Garden section, October 22 2004

Chromos Gallery, Locus Arts “Home” exhibition, Canterbury Festival, October 2003

Bramling Village Fayre, September 2003 and 2006

Bay Art Gallery, Herne Bay, Locus Arts “Bijou”, August 2003

St Peter’s Churchyard Canterbury, Mare and Foal, July-October 2003

Neville Pundole Gallery, Canterbury, May-August 2003

Crabble Corn Mill, Dover, Locus Arts, April 2003

The Marlowe Centre, Christ Church College Canterbury, Locus Arts February 2003

Chromos Gallery, Canterbury, Locus Arts group exhibition, October 2002

Workshop and Gallery opening, Worth Plant Centre, 11th May 2002

The Stable Gallery, Weston-under-Penyard, Herefordshire, September 2002

Rogues’ Gallery, Hay-on-Wye, May-June 2002

KIAD, Foundation course final exhibition, June 2000 (first prize)