Local professional artist, Deborah Bird, has designed a wonderful, colourful range of silk and Crepe de Chine scarves. The design has been digilitally printed onto best quality silk or crepe de Chine and the edges hand turned by crafts people in Tewksbury. Dotty is delighted to be stocking a range of Deborah's scarves in a variety of designs and shapes.
I'm delighted to say that Dotty Gallery is continuing to host lots of Creative Workshops over the coming weeks and months. Participant number for all workshops are kept deliberately small so that you are guaranteed to get the invidiual instruction required when learning a new craft. All workshops are suitable for complete beginners, they're relaxed and there is inevitably homemade cake served at some point in the proceedings. See the Workshop section of this website for a list of what is coming up ... more will be added soon and throughout the year.
Adorning the shelves of Dotty Gallery is a new range of ceramics. Linda is renowned for her semi-abstract porcelaine birds that are characterized by their purity of form. Linda's inspiration is drawn from contant observation of form combined with watching the birds themselves. Each piece is burnished before firing, then smoked in sawdust. The result? Wonderful!
Following Lesley's recent visit to the British Craft Trade Fair, she now has a collection of beautiful silver and bronze jewellery by talented silversmith Xuella Arnold.
We are so happy to have a range of work by Iain Hodgkinson, a highly talented Printmaker based in Northamptonshire. Iain's work consists of textural, aesthetic forms which are both abstract and reprensentational. He uses a variety of techniques including collographs, etching, lino and woodcuts onto prepared mixed backgrounds. Each print that Iain produces is a one-off, no two are ever exactly alike. The processes he uses mean that every print from the limited edition is unique, many of the editions are very small due to the nature of his techniques.
A new artist to Dotty Gallery, I'm delighted to have two pieces of work by Robin. Both oil on board, they are Early Morning Haze at Cayton Bay, near Scarborough and Last Light, also Cayton Bay. Read more about Robin in the 'Artists' section.
Information relating to the workshops taking place at Dotty Gallery is now available on the Workshop page of this website! Check in to see what is coming up or contact Lesley (via the Contact Page) if you would like to be kept up-to-date via email. If you have ideas for workshops, again, contact Lesley via the Contact Page or telephone direct.
Another painting by award winning Rutland artist Philip Dawson has been delivered today. The dramatic Lax Hill, Rutland Water (mixed media) has been float mounted and measures 83cm x 81cm framed. Two smaller pieces by Philip are also available in the gallery, incuding Old Hall, Hambleton and Bird Hide II, Barnsdale Wood.
A brand new range of jewellery to Dotty Gallery arrived this morning. Designed and handmade by Gloucester based Anna Backman, this striking jewellery is going to make a fabulous addition to the contemporary range of jewellery available at Dotty Gallery. Anna is inspired by ecclesiastical architecture, new and old, and her jewellery captures the linear qualities within the architecture as she reproduces them in her intricate pieces. This range is available to buy in the gallery and will be available in the on-line shop very soon.
Award winning Philip Dawson is the latest artist to exhibit his work in Dotty Gallery. Philip is based in Rutland and the three pieces in Dotty are based on local scenes, namely Bird Hide II, Barnsdale Wood (pictured), The Hall at Hambleton and Autumn Trees in Barnsdale Wood. More about Philip and his work to follow ...