Sunday, 24 June 2012

Eccleshall Festival

Yesterday Eccleshall held its Festival and the whole of the High Street was transformed.
The Street was lined with stalls, with the majority of the stall holders entering into the spirit of the event wearing some imaginative costume - this year the theme was anything connected with Royalty.
It was great to see Eccleshall filled with so many people walking up and down the street soaking in the atmosphere.

as you can see some had a battle to keep their stalls from flying off.

Gallery at 12 held some mini workshops/demonstrations
We had Jo Hill doing a demonstration with her sewing machine

Cathy Sumner was making clay tiles with some little folk in the arcade area

and Angela Smith was making beaded bracelets and necklaces -

Michael Wheeley was manning the gallery for the day

Thank you to everyone who visited during the day - I hope you enjoyed the day as much as we did!

Thursday, 14 June 2012

Gallery at 12 welcomes new member Val Fenton

A great pleasure to walk into Gallery at 12 this morning to see new work hanging on the walls be new member Val Fenton - some fabulous screen prints.

Saturday, 9 June 2012

Exhibition extended

If you read my post on Tuesday 8th May you would have seen the fantastic photographic work by Richard Greswell and the lovely jewellery by his wife Carol. Their work was being exhibited in our Gallery for the whole of May and we are happy to say that we invited them extend their exhibition into June so if you haven't been in to view their work there is still time!

Richard's profile
'I have taken photographs for over 30 years but only recently since my career as a research scientist ended, have I been able to devote my time and interest to digital photography. Whilst landscapes and the natural world are my favourite subjects I enjoy creating images using various styles and influences from graphic design to contemporary themes.
Good landscape images are created by interplay between natural forms and light, where location, weather and timing successfully combine in order to encapsulate and convey the mood of the scene, softness or strength of the subject. To further this concept I often utilise a variety of post processing approaches to enhance and distill the sense of time and place whereby the image may more strongly communicate the intended mood to the viewer. By controlling the elements within the image, such as composition, detail and tonal range, the essence of the image and hence it's message may more powerfully be conveyed'

Carol' profile

'I have always had a fascination with jewellery but have only recently begun to make it myself. On a recent trip to Cornwall I was entranced by jewellery made from sea glass: remnants of glass tumbled by the oceans. On seeing similar beads I have started to make necklaces and earrings branching out into different types of beads and designs,using colour, shape and wire to enhance each element. I enjoy all aspects of the craft and am beginning to experiment with semi-precious jewels and metal work as my confidence and artistic skills develop.'

You can currently view this exhibition in Gallery at 12, Eccleshall, Staffordshire.