Artists at dotty gallery

Read about the artists

Dotty gallery displays beautifuly crafted pieces of workmanship from a range of carefully selected artists.

Below we have some biographies about some of the artists and images of their work.

You may view many items in the on-line shop and even more if you come and visit us.

 

Fiona Gurney

Mosaics

Each of Fiona's mosaics is unique and made to her original designs using a selection of glass tiles, Venetian smalti, millefiore, handmade porcelain, recycled china, sea glass, jewellery and treasures found at the back of the drawers.

Fiona has her own studio, Box of Frogs Mosaics, in Deeping St Nicholas in Lincolnshire where she creates her wonderful mosaics and also runs workshops for small groups.

Deborah Bird Art

Deborah Bird Art Scarves

Artists Statement: I am a Leicestershire based professional artist. My creative process involves the development of intricate paper sculptures that are set into sheets of ice and photographed on location.

I have exhibited in the UK and US and have worked as artist in residence on behalf of teh US park Service in the Grand Canyon, AZ and Crater Lake, Or.

Daisy Fawcett Ceramics

Daisy is based in her studio in Houghton on the Hill and is a Maker in Clay using traditional techniques to produce unique pieces with a distinct 1950's flavour. Daisy uses local British clay; the shapes and patterns on her designs are steeped in the 18th Century English slipware style and tradition. Her pieces are made and decorated by hand, either by throwing on a wheel or press moulding in her own 'one off' designed hand made moulds. Each piece is completely unique and signed.

Charlie High

A sample of Charlies jewellery

Charlie High has an avid interest in the environment and organic forms and this heavily influences her work. The pieces are visually pleasing and, thanks to a variety of textures, tactile too. Charlotte works mainly in silver, but with the careful addition of 18 Carat gold, semi precious stones and beads to add touches of light and colour. The jewellery is designed to subtly delight not just the wearer, but the observer too. Based in Brighton, Charlotte's jewellery is available in a selection of galleries across Europe.

Carol Nunan Printmaker

Carol Nunan Printmaker

Artist Statement:

I am a graphic designer turned printmaker.

My first introduction to monotype was a revelation - the rich variety of expressive mark making and heavenly colour. 

I've been intrigued by colour, pattern, texture and shape. I'm fascinated by the interaction between different printmaking media in a single print or series of works; the element of alchemy. I never quite know how a plate will translate into print as it passes through the etching press.

Anna Backman Contemporary Jewellery

Black freshwater pearl  and Silver Bracelet

Anna is inspired by ecclesiastical architecture, new and old, with a particular emphasis on Victorian Gothic style. She likes to capture the linear qualities within the artchitecture and reproduce them in delicate intricate pieces.

Working in sterling silver often highlighted with oxidised elements and occasional accents in gold and gemstones.

Anna's work is unique and very wearable - some pieces have moving parts to further create the illusion of movement and a sense of fun.

Anna is now a member of the Society of Design Craftsmen (MSDC).

Ali from smARTsy

Fused Glass Flower Panel

Ali from smARTsy is a local glass artist who displays work for sale in Dotty, and regularly runs glass fusion workshops here too. Her aim is to make glass fusion accessible to all, and, despite a small obsession with trees, she will enable you to create your own designs using a vast array of glass in many forms and colours.

Aine McKenna

Aine McKenna Ceramics

Aine McKenna is a ceramic designer/maker, based in Northern Ireland. Specialising in illustrated ceramics. Having recently completed a two-year residency in Down Art Centre as part of Craft NI's Making It programme, Aine makes contemporary, decorative giftware and luxury items for the home.

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