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Main area of work: Pewtering
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Bernice’s craft involves casting pewter pieces, etching and working with sheet pewter. She designs her patterns from different materials, casts the hot molten pewter into a mould she has taken from the master pattern then files, polishes and hand finishes each item producing unique pieces of jewellery and objet d’art.

Her work can be personalised making any gift extra special. As well as commissions and bespoke items she stocks a range of gifts for all occasions. Pewter is considered a valuable metal in its own right, it does not tarnish and keeps the polished finish it has when purchased. The pewter Bernice uses is a very high grade alloy lead free and tin rich made to BS  Spec 5140  (spec A) it contains tin, antimony and copper. Courses and demonstrations are available.

Contact: Bernice Le Cornu Cantrill – Resident Pewterer

Visit:          PewterWorks, Studio 1, The Shambles,

E-mail:       pewterworks.beri@gmail.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/PewterWorksbybernice 

Amanda Wildwood

Amanda makes magical Faerie wings which she turns into jewellery and art. She is inspired by Faerie folklore, the mystical Wyre Forest and landscape around the beautiful town of Bewdley. It took Amanda 4 years to develop her faerie wings to make them look as enchanted as possible. Each wing is made from up to 7 layers and can take up to 3 days to make. She currently sells her work worldwide through her online Shop, at events around the UK and she now works with her son Alex at their studio in the Saw Yard at Bewdley museum. 

Amanda also supplies her wings to art doll makers and sculptors.  She has worked closely with the well-known art doll maker Armorel Hamilton, making wings for her mythical characters called Faybles and who's work is endorsed by the artist Brian Froud of the film Labyrinth and Dark Crystal. 

E-mail       ajwildwood@gmail.com

Website    www.fromthewildwood.com 

Facebook www.facebook.com/fromthewildwood 

Instagram www.instagram.com/from_the_wildwood 

Etsy          www.etsy.com/shop/fromthewildwoodshop 

Paddy Smith 

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Paddy is a Potter and Ceramic artist.

He has an HND in Design Ceramics and has been working in clay for the past twenty years.

He makes a variety of work, sculptural, decorative and functional and he uses a variety of methods such as throwing, hand building and mould making.

Paddy can be contacted via email on paddysmith1969@gmail.com

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Karen Barker

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KarenBarker3Karen is a practicing ceramicist/potter, graduating from Stoke-on-Trent with a B.A.(Hons) many years ago.   She has produced work using a variety of techniques including throwing (on a potter’s wheel), hand-building and slip-casting.  Currently she is using throwing to produce ’art-work’ and domestic ware for homes and interiors in Britain and France.  She shares studio 2 in the Shambles with fellow potter, Paddy Smith.

For over 10 years, Karen taught ceramics at Stourbridge College, and now puts her knowledge and experience into practice by putting on courses here at the museum, for people keen to have fun and try a new skill.  Currently available are ‘One Day’ courses, usually for those wishing to learn how to use a potter’s wheel, and 10 Week courses for beginners, where basic hand-building techniques are learned, including throwing on the wheel.  All courses run throughout the year.

Contact – Karen Barker, Resident Potter

Visit – Studio 2, The Shambles

Email – karenbarker5@aol.com

EricMain area of work: French polisher and Furniture restorer

Eric is a French polisher, modern wood finisher, furniture restorer and wood turner. He has over 55 years experience in the furniture industry, specialising in traditional  and modern wood finishes. As ‘senior lecturer’, Eric led the ‘B.A. Hons’ degree course in Furniture Restoration and Conservation at the School of Furniture in Manchester, before retiring. At Letterfrack Furniture College, in County Galway, Southern Ireland, he taught ‘Modern Finishing’ to Furniture Design students. Eric continues to practice his craft, with great enthusiasm and a ‘hands-on‘ approach. He offers both group and one-to-one tuition.

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Contact:

Unit number: Studio E, The Sawyard

Phone: 01299 841922

Email: eric@eshines.plus.com

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Etsy: Lyons Wood Emporium

Studio, The Sawyard

PamFrenchPam is an Acrylic Artist painting mainly on Canvas with an eye for the unusual, often dramatic image. Life drawing and her love of vibrant colours play a large part in her work and the studio provides a perfect backdrop to the paintings she displays. She works continuously on the latest canvas and encourages visitors to watch and discus her work.

Painting for Pam began 15 years ago when she was introduced to Acrylics on an Art Foundation Course at Kidderminster College, a liberating and confidence building experience, and has grown from a hobby to a way of life.

Pams paintings have been exhibited and sold in many venues with a recent solo exhibition in St Georges Hall. She is a member of various art clubs and is always learning but is happy to share her knowledge with anyone who is interested so pop in and see her at any time.

Tel 01299 409297

Mobile 07565 774547

Email pafgf@yahoo.co.uk

Instagram pamfrenchpaints

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Paddy is a Potter and Ceramic artist.

He has an HND in Design Ceramics and has been working in clay for the past twenty years.

He makes a variety of work, sculptural, decorative and functional and he uses a variety of methods such as throwing, hand building and mould making.

Paddy can be contacted via email on paddysmith1969@gmail.com

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Herbal Loose Leaf Teas, Skin care, Bach Flower Remedies, Incense, Mrs Darley Books, Gifts

Carole has spent the past seventeen years teaching complementary therapies around the world, but these days prefers to be closer to home. She now works from and runs ‘Mrs Darley’s Herbal’ which is situated in the Sawyard in Bewdley Museum and also has an on-line shop.

Carole is a Reiki master, author and lecturer in complementary therapies and ancient spirituality. She teaches Reiki courses to Master level and runs a variety of workshops from the education room in Bewdley Museum.

Contact

Visit: ‘Mrs Darley’s Herbal’ in the Sawyard

Shop: On-line Shop

Website: www.arcanus.co.uk

Email: mrsdarley@btinternet.com

Telephone: 07977096257



Main area of work: Artist

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Hilary has always been inspired by the character and likeness of an individual and has produced images in a wide range of media that are collected and commissioned by Private Individuals, Galleries, Institutions and Companies world-wide. Her most recent work explores the concept of physical memory that is left by an individual; the traces and vibrations that people unconsciously leave behind and the interrelationships between an individual and their environment. Hilary also devises creative classes and activities for adults, young people and children, and works as a Creative Education Consultant in Education to support schools and enable students to unleash their creativity, find a voice and explore a wide range of media.

Contact:

Unit number: The Foundry Studio and Gallery

Web: www.hilaryjbaker.com

Phone: 07796 092262

Made In The MuseumMade In the Museum

A small group of artisans with businesses who work under the label "Made in the Museum" Bewdley.

The skills of the artisans are wide ranging and include a French polisher / wood turner, two potters, a grower of herbs and maker of preserves and oils, a pewtersmith, a pagan author and herbalist and artists with wide ranging portfolios.

Come see their unique handcrafted and bespoke gifts, find out about the workshops, talks and courses available on site, all offered by the resident craftspeople.

 

 

Contact Us

0845 607 7819

bewdley.museum@wyreforestdc.gov.uk

Bewdley Museum, Load Street, Bewdley, DY12 2AE

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