G a l l e r y M e m b e r s
A d e l e B i l l i n g h a y
R E C Y C L E D G L A S S A R T
Adele’s work is made using waste glass which is usually discarded when no longer needed and thrown into landfill sites. She prefers to recycle it, fusing her original artwork and photographs both inside and on the surface of glass layers, to create new stories for each piece.
Much of her inspiration is found around the Lincolnshire countryside and coast with wide open skies, empty beaches, solitary trees and broken fences, but she also gets ideas from discarded vintage items such as dog-eared books or broken clocks.
Old glass can be difficult to work with so Adele uses a range of techniques and materials, which alter in colour and texture when fired at high temperature, to get the required results. Each item takes a long time to create but it is worth the effort as it ensures all her items are as unique as their origins.
More information about Adele and her work can be found at
L i z z i e B r o w n
H A N D M A D E C E R A M I C S
I am a ceramic maker and designer specialising in porcelain. I make a range of functional and decorative ceramics such as hares, birdies, quirky bowls, jugs, spoons and ceramic letters. I make all my own work from my garden studio in Lincoln. Each piece is meticulously crafted and glazed by hand using both traditional and contemporary techniques. Each item is unique and no two are exactly the same.
I am inspired by fairy tales and fables and I love playing around with different combinations of colour. All my work is handbuilt and the relief pattern in each piece is created by impressing clay into handmade plaster moulds, linocuts and Indian textile printing blocks. Other textures including shells, stones, wood and leaves are also impressed into the clay. I use a wide range of glazes which are developed from my own recipes and experiments with glaze materials. Some items have two or three glazes applied and may be fired a number of times in order to achieve a particular effect.
I have a B.A.(Hons) degree in Fine Art and have always worked within art and design, both as a lecturer and practising ceramicist. My work can be found in galleries and gift shops throughout the UK.
A l l i s o n P a y n e
P A I N T I N G
The paintings I produce are mostly inspired by my lifelong love of nature and wild places and my subjects are often natural objects found while exploring beaches and countryside. Although much of my work features the natural world, anything may be considered a subject, maybe something from my travels or an experience nearer home.
I gather information with sketchbook and camera, and I enjoy working with a variety of media, often mixing them, depending on the subject, and the effect I wish to achieve.
In addition to working on canvasses and panels, I produce slate 'look-alike' tiles, little trompe l'oeil paintings, currently adorned with chillies and garlic, fennel and aubergines.
I have been a member of the Harding House Gallery Co-operative for several years, where I enjoy displaying and selling my work, and running the gallery along with my fellow members.
L o i s P i t t m a n
T E X T I L E D E S I G N E R
I am a textile designer-maker specialising in Shibori, an ancient Japanese tradition of textile decoration. Arashi is a resist-dye process of wrapping cloth around a pole, compressing it into folds, and dyeing it. The resulting patterns suggest rain driven by a strong wind. I make a range of luxury silk scarves and shawls and decorative framed pieces of sculpted natural forms.
In my contemporary pieces, inspiration has been drawn from nature and the natural landscapes, ploughed fields and stormy weather to create movement and texture, inherent in the Arashi process, enhancing the finished surface and the sculptural qualities of my work. Each piece is unique, meticulously crafted by hand using traditional stitch, binding, clamping and dyeing processes, at my home studio in Lincoln. I use natural silk and microfibre fabrics selected with care and consideration for the natural environment.
My work is presented in a gift box ready for you to wear, or box framed for display in your home. If you would like to commission a piece in a particular colour for your home, I will be happy to make a piece especially for you. I am a textile specialist and hold a Doctorate in Art and Design Textiles.
I continue to teach in textiles and I have published academic research findings in Designer-Maker crafted practice and sustainable textile methods.
A n d r e w P o o l e
J E W E L L E R Y
For many years I had an interest in silverware and jewellery, looking at how pieces were designed and studying design evalutions, and the makers who produced these wonderful pieces. This led me to begin studying the art of silversmithing and jewellery making. For fifteen years I studied , learning the basic techniques and experimenting with my own design ideas. My favourite material to work with is silver. Most of my work is produced in silver. I enjoy the challenge of working with large pieces of metal, producing tableware and large ecclesiastical and civic commissions, then changing to the more delicate and intricate processess of producing fine jewellery.
D a v i d S h a r p e
M E T A L S C U L P T U R E
David is a sculptor and artist based in Lincolnshire. He works with both new and recycled metal (such as cutlery, tools and old farm equipment).
Each sculpture is individually made and handcrafted by David. He is constantly inspired to try fresh, new design ideas, so keep watching this site for the latest unique sculpture to come from his workshop!
All David's sculptures as featured in the photo galleries are examples of his work. Commissions are made to order. As each sculpture is unique, reproductions may vary slightly in size to the ones in the photos. Sculptures made from recycled objects may vary slightly in design.
G i l l V i n e s
P A I N T I N G S / P R I N T S
“My work is about exploring and playing with line, colour and light. Sometimes it verges on abstraction as the meditative process of painting takes me away from its beginning…”
On walks around the medieval parts of Lincoln Gill takes photographs, makes sketches and looks for blue skies and sunshine! The vibrant colours and lively marks of Gill’s work capture a sense of the awe, wonder and beauty she feels in exploring the scale and the details of the ancient buildings in the old part of the city. Living so close to Lincoln Cathedral means it is an endless source of inspiration and fascination.
Gill explores her images back in the studio using oil, acrylic or gouache to express and create her own interpretation of a place.
A recent addition to her collection, Gill’s screen prints combine her loose drawing style with layers of bold colour. Each print is an original piece in its own right and has its own unique qualities. Colours are printed individually through layers of hand drawn and hand cut stencils and combined with a final detailed overlay taken from Gill’s line drawings.
K e v i n W a l l h e a d
G L A S S A R T I S T
Since graduating from Lincoln University in 1999 Kevin has established himself as an artist producing unique works predominantly in glass and metal.
His main interest is the human form and focuses on life drawing, interpreting this by using materials not normally associated with the discipline, glass replaces the paper and formed copper wire becomes what traditionally would be pencil. The construction lines used when creating a life drawing remain an integral part of the work and this makes Kevin’s work so instantly recognizable. These glass and metal drawings were originally intended to be used as an alternative to stained glass for windows, but are now mounted on a backboard so they can be hung on any wall.
Kevin also creates bowls and freestanding glass panels incorporating metallic inclusions, taking influence from his immediate environment, the night sky and his interest in African textile design.
“As a figurative artist working in the medium of glass and metal my drawings are an alternative to traditional drawing techniques, a method I have developed over the last fifteen years through a natural progression. Experimentation is a very important factor in this progression and with a simple palette of glass, copper, sterling silver, 24ct gold, schlag, brass and aluminium, which all perform with a desired unpredictability, new work has evolved.”
“I am figurative, but I do make other stuff too!”