Invited & Confirmed Collaborative Artists
Work by the following artists is on show in the house and gardens. Working in Gloucestershire and nearby Herefordshire they all share the ethos of the Gloucestershire Guild.
Their work is either a direct response to Rodmarton or complements the gardens or surrounding landscape.
An international artist who works mainly with glass. She is known for her geometric yet simple forms, which bring the magic of light through transparency, colour and exquisite beauty in this ubiquitous, ancient material.
Founder of The Glass Foundry in Stroud, she is making new creations inspired by Rodmarton which will be shown along side existing works.
Is an artist blacksmith and sculptor working in metal. He combines traditional blacksmithing techniques with contemporary fabrication to create sculpture that reflects on our relationship with the environment. His piece Balance will be on show in the grounds.
Is based in Stroud and works as a sculptor predominately constructing work with found materials largely of industrial and agricultural origin, and he also creates pieces carved in both wood and stone which include sculptures of tools.
His fascination with tools began as a child as did his interest in the countryside, and what it has to offer: woodland, dumps, farmyards and fields.
For Crafts Alive, he is creating a new body of work using Ash timber to remind us of the significance trees have and raise awareness of Ash-die back, the impact of this yet to be fully appreciated.
Is a block printer and patternlog blogger very much working in the Arts & Crafts tradition. She is creating specially designed textiles inspired by the house for one of the attic bedrooms. A patternlog film of the inspirations provided by Rodmarton Manor will be on the Guild website and part of the exhibition.
Drawing on a love of nature, Susie closely observes the intricate details of plants, trees, and flowers, sketching designs that she then carves to lino and prints to paper or fabric. Susie's prints and textiles have a distinct Arts and Crafts influence, and pattern is at the forefront of everything she creates.
(1954 - 2023) sculptor and conservationist.
His ¾ life-size maquettes of seven carved martyrs for the medieval screen in St Albans Cathedral are being shown in the Chapel at Rodmarton Manor.
Rory Young, who lived locally in Cirencester and loved Rodmarton Manor, was one of the country’s most eminent artist-craftsmen. Rory worked on restoring the extraordinary stone carvings of the Great West Door of York Minster, and designed, carved, and painted seven new stone martyrs for medieval niches in the nave screen at St Albans Cathedral.
“What you leave behind is not carved in stone but woven into the lives of others”
Is a sculptor and installation artist. She was born in Germany and lives in the UK. Her first encounter with stone carving 25 years ago was pivotal. At the time she was training as an art therapist.
Ann-Margreth Bohl is inspired by the physicality of rock and the ability to work creatively with this ancient and lasting material.
Within her current practice stone is not always carved. Her work and installations explore geology and deep time, weaving and combining rock with ephemeral materials like light and sound.
Drawing is an important part of the process.
She teaches stonecarving, passing on the skills and knowledge that she has acquired from stonemasons at Gloucester Cathedral, stone sculptors, calligraphers and letter carvers. Her work inhabits the space between craft and conceptual art.
“Louisa creates classical figurative sculpture drawing regularly from life. Based in Wiltshire, her subjects are constantly referencing religion and mythology, which she models loosely but with a deceptive and sensitive accuracy.” Simon Allison 2012
Beliefs have been passed down through storytelling for millennia. They create the bonds that hold society together. By giving stories a physical form, I can be part of a conversation between ancient and modern societies, and even with the future.