Items by Katharine Pleydell-Bouverie are currently on show at the Swindon Museum & Art Gallery. A number of the ceramics pieces have been acquired for SMAG as part of the Creative Wiltshire project, and are proving a hit with visitors. Katharine was brought up at Coleshill House near Swindon, later moving to Kilmington Manor near…… Continue reading Katharine’s work is proving a popular ‘Pick of the Month’ in Swindon!
A couple of weeks ago I had the wonderful opportunity of visiting two very different ceramicists in their workshops at Stowford Farm near Wingfield alongside Sophie Cummings, Curator of Swindon Museum and Art Gallery and a project partner of Creative Wiltshire. Our first stop was the workshop of Patricia Volk situated in a farmyard. The…… Continue reading Two Wiltshire-based ceramicists are breaking the mould
As part of Swindon Museum and Art Gallery’s exhibition Colour and Shape in British Studio Ceramics, some of the latest acquisitions from the Creative Wiltshire project are now on show. Examples of the work of Katharine Pleydell-Bouverie, Trevor Chaplin and Peter Holdsworth are being displayed, showcasing the breadth and variety of work that Wiltshire’s talented…… Continue reading Enter into a World of Shape and Colour at Swindon Museum & Art Gallery
Last month Joy, Julie and I had the pleasure of visiting Nick Leigh, the son of the sculptor Roger Leigh (1925-1997), to see some of Roger Leigh’s sculptures as well as a huge variety of archival material. We brought the archive back to the Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre as a new deposit under the…… Continue reading Creative Resources in Archives
The many and varied items created by people in Wiltshire were on show at the Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre Open Day, 31st October 2015, marking the very first time that members of the public have been able to view the results of the on going Creative Wiltshire & Swindon project at close hand. Acquired as part…… Continue reading Creative Wiltshire & Swindon on Show!
We’ve been able to acquire some more beautiful ceramics pieces for which the Swindon Museum & Art Gallery will become proud owners. Both have a connection to Ramsbury, but for different generations creating a wonderful link with a Wiltshire community over time. Peter Holdsworth Peter moved to Ramsbury in 1945 and opened a pottery, known…… Continue reading New Acquisitions make the Ramsbury Connection
Work is progressing well on the Creative Wiltshire & Swindon project with our research on creative people in the county, past and present, currently reaching over 400 individuals. It may be no surprise to some, but we have been amazed at just how many creative people there are out there using Wiltshire as inspiration! There’s…… Continue reading Success at the Auction!