Originals and prints for sale in Lynton, North Devon, Exmoor. Arts and crafts, Ceramics made on Exmoor and in Devon and the Westcountry. Lynton and Lynmouth art galleries. Arts and crafts for sale in Lynton and Lynmouth on the Devon coast. Blown glass and fused glass works for sale in Lynton. A selection of hand made gifts and greetings cards for sale in Lynton North Devon. Batik and collages by Penny Laird
Melanie Deegan
My   sculpting   career   started   in   the   1980s   when   I   spent   several years   working   as   a   woodcarver   with   Ray   Holloway   in   the   Somerset village   of   Draycott.   This   gave   me   experience   of   a   wide   range   of projects    involving    anything    from    restoration    work    on    Wells Cathedral    and    other    churches    to    carving    butter    prints    for    the National   Trust.   After   a   series   of   bizarre   nightmares   about   the   butter prints   I   decided   that   I   had   probably   carved   a   few   too   many   and took my career in a different direction. It   was   not   until   2006   that   I   began   to   think   seriously   about   taking up   sculpting   again   and   joined   a   sculpture   group   meeting   every week   in   Ilminster.   Initially   I   was   working   in   clay,   learning   about mould   making   and   casting   then   moved   on   to   try   other   materials including   plaster,   lost   wax   bronze   casting   and   Newplast.   I   then came   across   Jesmonite   and   started   to   experiment   with   different approaches to casting and laminating. Inspiration   for   my   sculptures   comes   from   various   sources   including photographs,   paintings   and   real   life.   Being   based   in   a   rural   area   of South   West   England   there   is   plenty   of   wildlife   to   be   found   locally along   with   farm   and   domestic   animals.   My   plans   for   the   future include   a   number   of   large   sculptures   suitable   for   outdoor   locations in addition to working on some interesting commissions.
Black Cob Mixed media sculpture, primarily jesmonite and wire. Original.
£450 40cm x 38cm x 17cm
Gallop Sculpture using mixed media, primarily wire and jesmonite. Original
SOLD 52cm x 33cm x 13cm
Lurcher Sculpture using mixed media, primarily wire and jesmonite. Dark grey. Original
Not Available 10” x 10” x 2.5”
Batik and collages by Penny Laird
Melanie Deegan
My   sculpting   career   started   in   the   1980s   when   I   spent   several years   working   as   a   woodcarver   with   Ray   Holloway   in   the   Somerset village   of   Draycott.   This   gave   me   experience   of   a   wide   range   of projects    involving    anything    from    restoration    work    on    Wells Cathedral    and    other    churches    to    carving    butter    prints    for    the National   Trust.   After   a   series   of   bizarre   nightmares   about   the   butter prints   I   decided   that   I   had   probably   carved   a   few   too   many   and took my career in a different direction. It   was   not   until   2006   that   I   began   to   think   seriously   about   taking up   sculpting   again   and   joined   a   sculpture   group   meeting   every week   in   Ilminster.   Initially   I   was   working   in   clay,   learning   about mould   making   and   casting   then   moved   on   to   try   other   materials including   plaster,   lost   wax   bronze   casting   and   Newplast.   I   then came   across   Jesmonite   and   started   to   experiment   with   different approaches to casting and laminating. Inspiration   for   my   sculptures   comes   from   various   sources   including photographs,   paintings   and   real   life.   Being   based   in   a   rural   area   of South   West   England   there   is   plenty   of   wildlife   to   be   found   locally along   with   farm   and   domestic   animals.   My   plans   for   the   future include   a   number   of   large   sculptures   suitable   for   outdoor   locations in addition to working on some interesting commissions.
Black Cob Mixed media sculpture, primarily jesmonite and wire. Original.
£450 40cm x 38cm x 17cm
Gallop Sculpture using mixed media, primarily wire and jesmonite. Original
SOLD 52cm x 33cm x 13cm
Lurcher Sculpture using mixed media, primarily wire and jesmonite. Dark grey. Original
Not Available 10” x 10” x 2.5”