Halinka has a joie de vivre and the sea wind.
is a courageous artist who uses her skills to respond to strong themes. A powerful recent exhibition, consisting of 15 stoneware heads, expressed different aspects of being a woman globally. She also creates more humorous pieces, Octopus and Seahorse Water features.
Halinka has a joie de vivre and the sea wind.
Gill Morgan is a ceramicist, organised with a mischievous streak. Her character shows through in her work. Beautiful designs, clean lines with surprisingly satisfying spots as part of her ranges. She incorporates bright orange and yellow glazes that compliment the muted greys and blues, beige and black that she also uses.
Some of her work is functional; cups, bowls and plates but she also makes ceramic sculptures.
Kathy is a ceramicist in our Studio and trained at Grays school of Art in Aberdeen in a variety of disciplines but never looked back since first touching clay.
She is also a garden designer and has transformed many Brighton and Hove gardens in the past 8 years.
She often makes garden wall planters that have become popular using landscape and flower designs as decoration. There is something of her Scottish roots in her designs and with her glazes often creating moody grey / blue colours.
This year her porcelain robins, birds , lanterns and flowers on rods for the garden have become best sellers. She likes to make different birds each season and this year it is the Wheat Ear!
Kathy once owned and ran a cafe in Greece on the beach in Vassiliki from where she could happily windsurf when not so busy.
I'm very pleased to introduce Sarah, one of our resident ceramicists here at Mews Art Studio. Sarah studied ceramics at university where she specialised in mould-making and slip casting. More recently, she has decided to try a different technique, and is now branching out into learning the craft of throwing...no mean feat, as anyone who has ever had a go on a potter's wheel will tell you! She seems to have mastered it pretty quickly, and her beautiful, calm stoneware and porcelain pots can be seen on show in our studio during the May festival.
Inspiration for glazes comes landscapes and the changing colours of Brighton seascapes. Her delicate porcelain pots have been inspired by bringing the old into the new, adding texture with vintage buttons that have been handed down to her.
We love D N A bags and accessories at Mews Art Studio. Friends Deb and Alex work together to design gorgeous handcrafted leather bags and accessories using vintage and new materials. We’re delighted that D N A are exhibiting with us again at Mews Art Studio artists open house this May. We hope you will come and check out the quality and luxury of their bags yourself any weekend this month. Don’t forget we’re open on bank holiday Monday too!
Gosia is a ceramicist who makes a wide range of functional craft and design for the home. They are with her ideal home in mind. Her work is a gorgeous collection of sensitive drawings and textures on bold shapes in biscuit textured clays. Sometimes her work resembles architecture and sometimes her work is figurative. It is never the same twice.
When Gosia is at the studio she inspires thought and concentration and she’s got a lot of technical advice up her sleeve for you!
Trump card: Slab building.
Andrea’s vibrant cushions, bags and corsages are a radiant as the lovely Andrea herself. These fun handmade textiles and homewares by Bright n Beautiful will brighten any outfit or home. Andrea creates her well made colourful creations when she is not being a mum or working as personal assistant for The Disability Federation... what a busy lady !
Come and find your perfect Bright n Beautiful brooch for your summer cardigan at Mews Art Studio this May.
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Mandy is our resident print maker. She recently upgraded her beech wood relief printing press to a swanky Rollaco Kudos – which she is proud to say, is made in Britain.
Mandy’s prints are a mixture of collage, lino cuts, wood cuts and mixed media. Mandy depicts a broad range of subjects in her art from chickens and dogs to people kissing at train stations, to people jumping near the beach and homes and peoples families. Scenes in her artworks generously span the whole canvas and the perspective always draws the viewer in, into a very personal view point.
Mandy works at Mews Art Studio where she can be found gently and intently contemplating her art works. Or having snacks and being quizzical about the other artist’s creations.
Trump card: Unpredictability.