The group consists of 9 exhibitors from Newton Abbot, Teignmouth and Torquay coming together in the Main Gallery at TAAG November 10-16.
This exhibition is a eclectic mix of Art and Crafts- paintings, pottery, wood carvings, textiles and interesting bird boxes.
The artists hope to delight their visitors with affordable and one off, original items.
Jan Newton - pottery paintings
Virginia Griem - paintings pottery
Jacqui Thompson -paintings
Pat Tout- paintings
Fernly Tout- small woodwork
Kathie Weedon - Pottery
Keith Williams - bird houses
Paula Williams- Arts and Crafts
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I have worn many hats during my journey through life. My sewing machine was my best friend for many years as I love texture and colour so I made my own clothes and domestic items i.e. curtains
Then I started repairing Antique Dolls and Old Teddy Bears which led me to creating and making Collectors Bears for adults for over 10 year. I won a few awards nationally for the bears. At this time I also wrote articles for a monthly Bear Magazine. I also helped in the family Antique business.
I then turned my hand to painting which opened up a whole new world to me, creating mainly in watercolour.
Currently I am wearing a potters hat and have discovered clay, kilns and glazes. I am 3D again as I enjoy slab building as opposed to the wheel. I create and make mostly animal figures in pottery which have found homes al over England.
will be exhibiting both paintings and hand built pots. " I have been painting for many years, but in recently my painting has become much more experimental. When I work with clay I feel that the clay often shows me what shape it wants to be, and of course I don't know how the final piece will look until it comes out of the kiln. I have been trying to have a similar relationship with paint, a sort of conversation. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't, sometimes I don't know what a painting is going to look like, or what the subject is, until I have worked on it over various sessions. I find this way of working very exciting." Most of the paintings on show will be acrylics, but Virginia also works in watercolour and ink, as well as stoneware ceramics.
Keith and Paula Williams
Keith and Paula retired a few years ago and now spend time on doing what they really enjoy.
While Keith spends time in his shed making and designing in wood Paula loves to try lots of media, from watercolours to felt crafts, and lots more.
They have lived in Torquay all their married life (nearly 42 years) and wouldn’t want to live anywhere else.