From 19 February to 14 April 2019
New Year New Member
In 2018, Cleo Mussi, Louise Pocock and Rhian Wyman became Associate Members of the Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen. During the year they participated in one or more of our shows. Now in 2019, we are delighted to launch their work at our flagship gallery shop, the Guild at 51.
Jackie Loves Clogs, Winner of the 2018 Maker’s Mark Award
As the outgoing chairman of the Guild Mary Greensted was excited to make the selection of Gloucestershire of Craftsmen’s The Maker’s Mark Award in 2018. She chose ‘Jackie Loves Clogs’. Jackie Leggett comes from a tradition of clog making – her great grandfather used to make clogs in Maryport in Cumbria – but she has developed this traditional craft to make footwear with a really contemporary feel while still keeping the same care and respect for materials and techniques.
Guild at 51 is delighted to showcase Jackie Loves Clogs’ wonderful and colourful footwear.
New Year New Member
Cleo is an established Mosaic Artist who works with reclaimed ceramic.
The content has depth and often explores complex ideas: most recently mass consumption of the world’s resources, evolution and migration in plant form. Cleo’s work can be read on many levels. Stories are told often with strange twists of humour and double visual/verbal meanings. The work can also be viewed as purely a celebration of decoration, colour, form, pattern and the inherent qualities that are embedded in our ceramic tradition.
Louise works from her Cotswold Hat Shop in the beautiful town of Chipping Campden and some of her inspiration is taken from this area, so steeped in Arts and Crafts history.
She is creatively inspired by the strength and relationship of colour, combinations of materials, textures and unique shapes of the wooden blocks she finds. Every part of her hats is handmade – blocking the felt shape through to hand producing each flower or feather trim.
Rhian is a textile designer based in the Royal Forest of Dean, who graduated from Hereford College of Arts 2014 with a BA Hons Degree in Textile design. All products are designed, hand woven, darned, washed and tentered by Rhian, using traditional techniques throughout. Contemporary designs and colour placements are influenced by Rhian’s interpretation of surrounding environments that she finds inspiring. High quality yarn is sourced in the UK, creating truly British luxury handmade products.