New Year New Member 25 February – 19 April 2020

In 2019 Sue Bradley, Bronwen Gwillim and Alistair Young became Associate Members of the Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen. During the year they participated in one or more of our shows. Now, in 2020, we are delighted to launch their work at our flagship gallery shop, the Guild at 51.

Sue Bradley has been producing collections of unique knitwear and knitted textile pieces for more than 30 years. Her
work is very eclectic and experimental, and explores her obsession with pattern and colour. Sue’s designs are often inspired by her extensive
research into historical and ethnic costume and her own collection of vintage fabrics. Ideas and inspirations are developed in her sketchbooks and mood boards, which she sees as an intrinsic part of her work. Sue was the Course Leader for Mixed Media Textiles at Bath Spa University
for 14 years and has a huge experience in teaching across a wide range of textile techniques including hand and machine knitting, embroidery, digital/screen print and feltmaking. Sue now shows her collections at Premiere Vision in Paris and recently produced a range of sweaters and large inspirational textile pieces for the fashion industry. Current clients include Missoni, Etro and Shrimps.

Bronwen Gwillim makes wearable, sculptural jewellery from repurposed and recycled industrial plastics. She imbues these soulless materials with character by working their surfaces till their colours soften and they feel natural in the hand. The shapes she uses reference those worn by the sea and allude to the fact that these ubiquitous and nonbiodegradable materials will be sadly washing up on our beaches for many
years to come.
Bronwen trained in jewellery at Sir John Cass (City & Guilds), in Silversmithing at Camberwell School of Art (BA) and more recently in Textiles/Surface design at Bath Spa (MA with distinction) where she became interested in using recycled materials, plastics and resins.
She slowly makes one off pieces, in stark contrast to high speed mass production that we associate with modern plastics.

Most of Alistair Young’s work is made with the potter’s wheel. He produces pieces that range from small useful items to larger more decorative vessels. Alistair is fascinated by the interaction between function, form and the making process. He uses red and white stoneware clays fired to 1220 centigrade using simple white and clear glazes to emphasise crisp and precise forms. His interest in 18th century pottery relates to the pots without being a direct source of ideas.
Alistair studied ceramics at Bath Academy of Art and is a Fellow of the Craft Potters Association. He was course leader for ceramics at The Royal Forest of Dean College.

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