My OPEN WORKSHOP days this year are:
Pashley Manor have their Christmas Shop opening dates this year from November 22nd to December 2nd.
The garden exhibitions listed below are now all closed for the winter, but the following galleries are open throughout the year:
Fire and Iron Gallery, Leatherhead,
Dunlin and Diver, High Street, Deal
Lovely's Gallery, Northdown Road, Margate.
Pashley Manor Gardens hosted their very popular annual SCULPTURE IN PARTICULAR exhibition for the week 26th May - 2nd June. I had several new pieces on show as well as a few old favourites, and the new work includes the Anemone which you can see on the new work page of this website.
After that, there was still sculpture in the gardens, and Pashley was open right through to September 30th.
Delamore Arts, in Devon closed at the end of May. They had a particularly strong year for sculpture.
They are located just off the A38; turn off at Cornwood, drive straight through the village taking the road to Yelverton (signposted), and the gardens are less than half a mile, on the left. This is possibly the best-balanced combination of setting and sculptures in the country: do make room for it in your plans for next May if you can. I promise you will not be disappointed.
Sussex Prairie Gardens deep in the Sussex countryside, is one of the friendliest and most fascinatingly different gardens you'll find anywhere. Dog-friendly as well as people-friendly. They open for the summer on June 1st and continue through to mid-October, open 1pm-5pm.
Of particular interest during that time: their Handmade Fair on 14th-15th July, and their Unusual Plant Fair on Sunday 2nd September.
Meanwhile, near Romsey in Hampshire are the RHS Sir Harold Hillier Gardens where they have, in addition to huge, well-laid-out grounds with very fine planting, a brilliant play area for children, and a superb cafe for light meals. It's really more of an arboretum; some of the trees and shrubs are astounding, and the overall impression difficult to put into words. On the towering dead trunk where last year I had three different sizes of woodpecker (see lower down this page), you would have found this year a smothering of butterflies.
Other work at the Hillier gardens includes hopping and dancing hares, pigs and piglets, a selection of sunflowers including the impressive giant size, and an array of bulrushes.
In 2017, I was exhibiting at:
In September each year they have a special UNUSUAL PLANTS FAIR, at which several of their sculptors (including me!) were present, along with other craft stalls and an opportunity to talk to the gardeners and plantsmen and buy plants.
Fire and Iron Gallery, Leatherhead
After a successful solo exhibition in their main showroom, running from October to mid November 2015, I have maintained a good selection of pieces with them. See more images at the Fire and Iron website and on their Facebook page, HERE.
Also in 2017 for the first time I was exhibiting at the Sir Harold Hillier Gardens at Romsey in Hampshire for their Art in the Garden exhibition, from May 13th to October 15th. They have (amongst other great settings in a truly lovely garden) a magnificent very tall tree-stump with gnarly holes, full of insect wildlife, and now also under attack from three different sizes of my woodpecker.
The largest woodpecker is a giant, over two feet tall, and really HEAVY; it was a struggle to get him positioned. The stags seen below are also there, contesting a lovely clearing for a rutting site.
Other Exhibitions, Gardens and Galleries:
Dunlin & Diver, 112 High Street, Deal, Kent, CT14 6EE - Telephone 01304 373 121. An exciting established gallery in Deal, on the Kent coast; they have an inspiring range of contemporary arts and crafts with a particular focus on pieces designed and created in Kent.
Lovely's Gallery, Northdown Road, Margate, Kent: a delightful gallery and arts and craft shop now in its fourth generation of family ownership.
Gallery KusKovu, Biskupsky dvur 6, 110 00 Praha 1: a small gallery in the centre of Prague, Czech Republic, selling mostly the magnificent gates and balcony rails made by Radovan Spicak; the gallery is run by his wife Ivana. There are also sculptures and jewellery contributed by guest artists, including some of my copper. Do also see the unforgettable figure sculptures of Igor Kitzberger, which have also been exhibited in this country.
phone me on 07714 106 649
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I hope to see you at the events.
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