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Artists and Makers 2015

The Artists and Makers Area is one of the many delights at Wychwood Festival. An extremely talented group of artists showcase their work and demonstrate the skills and practices they have spent years perfecting. It’s a real hive of creativity and an insight into the artistic process.

There are workshops for you to explore your own artistic talents, so come and find inspiration surrounded by beautiful artwork.

There’s plenty for the kids (of all ages!) to get stuck into and if you want to take your art more seriously there’s a tremendous wealth of experience and expertise on hand to help.

We will be adding details of 2016 Artists and Makers soon, but please browse the amazing talent from 2015 below.

The artists

John Noble-Milner

John Noble-Milner gecko sculpture.

John is fascinated by animals, producing incredibly detailed sketches, paintings and sculpture revealing a background in biological sciences as well as art. From toads to turtles and, of course, plenty of geckos.

David Meredith

David Meredith and equestrian sculpture.

Internationally exhibited sculptor known for his extremely lifelike bronze animals. His work is regularly featured at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show and Hampton Court Flower Show. David’s work is spectacular in the sculpture garden in front of the marquee.

Sandra Young

Leafy Sea Dragon by Sandra Young

Sandra’s glass sculpture is delicate and beautiful, encompassing a broad spectrum of subject matter from fantasy to architectural pieces. Fascinating to watch as Sandra’s flame work transforms glass into birds or dragons.

Sarah Stoker

Mouse painting by Sarah Stoker

Sarah makes incredibly vibrant floral pottery, her painting is just as eye catching. She has a lot of experience making her own work and running workshops to bring out other peoples creativity.

Stella Parslow

Stella Parslow artist demonstration

Stella is an artist, painting in a range of styles and diverse techniques which she bases workshops and demonstrations around at the festival. Her subjects vary through floral paintings, landscapes and contemporary abstracts.

Sean Keefe

Pottery by Sean Keefe

Sean’s ‘Muggins’ pottery will be familiar to a lot of people. He makes quirky creatures and functional, if a bit twisted, ceramic sculpture and tableware. The clay workshops are always hugely popular, book a session or just turn up and have a go.

Ed Org

Mermaid by Ed Org

Cheltenham artist, Ed’s stunning, fantasy and mythology based pencil and watercolour illustrations have an Art Nouveau/Pre-Raphaelite feel. The level of detail is astounding, weeks of work go into each drawing. You will know his work… the Wychwood Brewery hobgoblin is one of Ed’s.

Harriet and Dani Attius

Pendant by Harriet and Dani Attius

Evesham based silversmiths Milkiway Jewellery will be holding workshops to show you basic techniques of wire work and how to make your own, beautiful, silver and gemstone earrings and pendants.

Jim Hancock

Jim Hancock teaching pottery

Jim Hancock is a potter with a lot of experience and a lot of patience to demonstrate throwing techniques and to teach people how to throw pots on the potter’s wheel themselves. Whatever your age or however skilled you think you are, you will be able to throw a pot under Jim’s guidance.

Victoria England

Happy bunnies by Victoria England

Victoria England is a textile artist making a fashion statement from vintage, upcycled fabrics. This year she’ll be running workshops for children of all ages.

Julia Hague

Julia Hague clay workshop

Julia Hague has worked as an artist in many different media. Her skills with clay modelling make her an integral part of the team. Julia will be leading clay workshops throughout the weekend, just drop in any time.