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Hand made Jewellery by Ironbridge Fine Arts

Malcolm Morris

Our current exhibition features guest Jeweller Malcolm Morris with an exquisite handmade collection.

 

“My current work has a very sculptural feel to it, which has been inspired by Morphology – the study of the shapes and forms of organisms and how they grow. I love looking at microbiology, the way that something potentially dangerous can look really beautiful and intricate under a microscope.” “I have a Fine Jewellery background, which is reflected in the way I set precious, and semi-precious stones into my large scale, one-off pieces.”⁣
“Using a combination of different finishes and semi-precious stones adds the sort of finesse that makes the jewellery stand out. It is jewellery to be treasured.”

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‘Waters Edge, Attingham Park’ watercolour painting by Sue Howells

Full exhibition now on display at Ironbridge Fine Arts Gallery

Medium: Watercolour⁣

“I don’t usually plan my paintings in advance. Starting with a loose wash, I let one brushstroke lead to another, always looking for the perfect composition, cropping along the way to get the right balance. The enjoyment of using pure watercolour is important to me, exploiting the effect of this elusive medium, letting the beauty of the paper shine through. I like to keep the plains simply working with a full brush of paint, economizing on detail, knowing that one bad stroke and all is lost, as pure watercolour cannot be repaired or repainted. I try to avoid opaque paint, only using when necessary. At heart I am a traditionalist, letting the medium speak for itself. If one starts to tidy up spontaneity is lost.”⁣

Click here to see more of Sue Howells incredible work.

Diana Wayne Artwork at Ironbridge Fine Arts

Meet the Artist – Diana Wayne

Diana initially studied art as part of her Teacher’s Certificate which she gained from St Gabriel’s Teacher Training College (now part of Goldsmiths) in London. She pursued her career in primary school teaching through to Headships in Inner London and Cornwall. She attended Falmouth College of Art for Foundation Studies 1999 to 2001, then added HND Fine Arts at Cornwall College in 2003 and finished her formal training with a Masters degree in Illustration from University College Falmouth in 2008.

With her husband, Diana took on the management of Morvah Schoolhouse, a community art space before spending a year running the Over the Moon gallery in St Agnes. They then moved to Penzance in 2009 and for many years ran the The Alverton Gallery.

Diana is known equally for her exquisite etchings and screenprints as for her keenly observed paintings of the affection between mother and child rendered in her sparing visual language utilising resist and text.

Click here to see a selection of Diana’s work available to purchase online.

Nathalie Toplass Exhibition Flyer June 2021

Natalie Toplass Summer Exhibition

Exhibition Dates: 1st June 2021 to August 27th, 2022

We are delighted to feature Artist Nathalie Topless in our Summer exhibition 2022. Natalie’s work conveys the feelings and sense of pleasure she feels while being surrounded by nature, even the simplest of things stir emotions. She wants the viewer to have an experience that encompasses sensations beyond that of the image itself. Therefore the scale of her work is important. By enlarging the scale, the nature of the subject is
intensified, and enables the viewer to become surrounded by the beauty of the subject.

Her work has currently been shown in Tokyo, Singapore, London, New York, and Australia, as well as locally in Shropshire. She had an article published in Artists and Illustrator’s magazine in 2007, Shropshire Living
Magazine 2021 and has delivered several masterclasses as the prestigious West Dean College, in Chichester.

Ironbridge Fine Arts
Merrythought Village, Dale End, Coalbrookdale, Telford, TF8 7NJ
01952 434033
www.ironbridgefinearts.co.uk

St Davids Burial Chamber by Dave Gunning

Find out more about Dave Gunning and his latest works featuring in our Winter Exhibition

Dave Gunning is a passionate Artist, driven and compelled to capture Stone Circles, monuments, and incredible landscapes throughout the world. Always pushing the boundaries of what is possible, Daves latest work is an incredible collection of Photo Etchings from his Original Pencils on Paper. These pieces are shrouded with atmosphere and look beautiful floated on Conservation Level Mount board and framed with Matt Wooden Box.

Dave Gunning has work in many collections worldwide. The most prestigious is The Palace of Westminster, The National Museum of Wales, and the Queen’s private collection at Windsor Castle. The Artwork featured in his latest collection include Photo Etchings of Original Drawings captured on site.

Our Gallery has a beautiful exhibition currently on display featuring a wide range of work from Local and National Artists. Our opening hours are Tuesday to Friday 10am till 5pm and Saturdays 10am till 3pm

Ironbridge Fine Arts, Merrythought Village, Ironbridge, TF8 7NJ

Tel: 01952 434033

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Winter Exhibition Featured Jeweller Malcolm Morris

Our current exhibition features guest Jeweller Malcolm Morris also known as The Ginger Jeweller.
“My current work has a very sculptural feel to it, which has been inspired by Morphology – the study of the shapes and forms of organisms and how they grow. I love looking at microbiology, the way that something potentially dangerous can look really beautiful and intricate under a microscope. I have a Fine Jewellery background, which is reflected in the way I set precious, and semi-precious stones into my large scale, one-off pieces. Using a combination of different finishes and semi-precious stones adds the sort of finesse that makes the jewellery stand out. It is jewellery to be treasured.”

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Ironbridge Fine Arts Winter Exhibition

Claire Rogers exhibition at Ironbridge Fine Arts

Claire Rogers featuring in our Spring Exhibition

Sue Howells Winter Exhibition

Sue Howells Watercolours

Ironbridge Fine Arts Exhibition Featuring Studio 99

Ironbridge Fine Arts Exhibition Featuring Studio 99 Summer 2022