Surrey Guild Of Craftsmen 2017

The Bourneside Gallery has been hosting a group of Surrey Guild of Craftsmen members for a number of years and both are pleased to continue the collaboration with several skilled craftspeople returning this November/December to showcase a range of items for the home


The Artists.


Jo Aylwin is a hand-weaver and textile artist who uses the structure and form inherent to weaving as boundaries that can be pushed to create abstract images. Most of Jo’s works are of a decorative nature and include wall hangings and framed pieces ideal for display in a domestic or business environment


Louise Bell makes patchwork and appliqued quilts, cushions and wall hangings in Liberty lawn, linens and silks. Her themes include seascapes, wild flowers and birds


Dani Crompton is a maker of original mixed media jewellery and home accessories, using bold and colourful designs for people who like to stand out from the crowd


Fee Fraser creates machine embroidered home-ware, stationery and gifts with a sense of humour, using vintage sourced fabrics and mixed media


Colleen Higham makes jewellery incorporating beading and ‘Kumihimo’ (Japanese for ‘gathering threads’) in a modern interpretation of this ancient braiding technique

The results are individual and changes in tension can result in a totally different finished product.


Angela Lenman has been working with batik for over 30 years, a method of creating images on a surface by protecting areas with hot wax and painting over with dye She is inspired by old crumbling buildings and while she sometimes works on fabric, she particularly relishes the effect achieved with papers, which she finds give her most satisfying results


Linda Scott-Cerins produces contemporary glass ware for home décor She derives inspiration from the decorative arts, history and nature and loves experimenting with

colours and textures for layers of glass to interact and produce interesting effects

A current body of work is for her glass to look like pebbles and shells or for the ceramic material to look like frayed and textured material tulip vase made from glass ‘stringers’


Gabriella Sellors is an accomplished contemporary jeweller. She designs and makes beautiful pieces combining a wide variety of coloured fresh water pearls and semi-precious stones with sterling silver or 9 and 18 carat gold silver textured necklace


Nancy Shafee will be showing a new range of decorative bas-relief plaster designs, cast from wild flowers, grasses, shells and seaweed Nancy also works in felt and vintage fabrics thistles