* Drive to Create is viewable from the windows – you can purchase items from the exhibtion online from March 1 *
‘Drive to Create’ artists aim to encourage creative exploration using creative ways to view our world. The range of work for on show will include philosophical T shirts, painting, drawing, cardboard modelling, ceramics, photography, linocut printmaking, lamps and lampshades.
As a group, they have collaborated and worked during lockdown exploring their own creativity.
Sarah Mills - Ceramics
‘For over 25 years I have worked as a potter, studied and gone on to train others.
I have specialised in slip-cast porcelain and love to use graphics programs to assist with my design process. I also combine a spontaneous reaction to the possibilities that present through the making process.
Finally I am realizing an ambition to design and produce a set of chess pieces. I have collaborated on this project with Francis Newman.’
Facebook: Sarah J Mills- Art and Pottery
Francis Newman - T-Shirts
‘I have a keen interest in Psychology and Philosophy, I studied TV and Film production at university.
My creativity began when I made a life-size cardboard ship to sit in as a young child. Using cardboard gives a tactile connection to our creativity. It is a simple means of expression. My goal is to help people and show them that even a simple means of expression can be liberating.
Now chess is central to how I express myself. I have collaborated with Sarah Mills, to produce the porcelain chess pieces and am working on a philosophical T shirt collection.’
Nora Young - Mixed Media
‘I am ready to share some work from my time in isolation.
In April and May 2020, one work a day.
Summer 2020, completing ‘The Return’, a response to holding on, survival.
Autumn and Winter 2020-21, examining my ‘frazzles’, the thoughts that meander and circulate, the inner monologue in isolation.’
Rosemary Jones - Printmaking
Each print is unique because it is entirely made by hand.
Lately I’ve been doing something different, namely fabric printing with linocut blocks. The result is a collection of lampshades – I am also collaborating with my husband Shane who is a tree surgeon and craftsman in wood, and we are making lamps together.’
Website – www.greenman-linocuts.co.uk
Instagram – https://www.instagram.co./rosemary.jones.artist
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/rosemaryjonesartist
Contact phone number – 07947 833545
Shane Jones - Woodwork
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/treetogoodhome/
Contact phone number – 07940 591073