artist · sculptor

A love of Art and Design … close to home.

Wiltshire based Carole Bent’s love of art and design stretches back throughout her lifetime, from school to a degree and career that led her to move to Swindon with her partner, artist David Bent. Approached to lead the Design team at WHSmith in Swindon in the early ’90s, Carole’s strategic senior management role involved commissioning…… Continue reading A love of Art and Design … close to home.

artist · Ceramicist · Photographers · textiles

Get set for the Peacock Arts Trail!

Corsham’s Peacock Arts Trail is running from Saturday 30th September until Sunday 8th October. There’s a fantastic number of exhibitors this year both in Corsham and further afield, looking to Box, Woolley Green and Biddestone to name but a few. A wide range of art forms can be viewed including fine art, ceramics, digital art, glass, jewellery,…… Continue reading Get set for the Peacock Arts Trail!

Ceramicist

Techniques & Tips

A highly informative and entertaining ceramics demonstration was given by Sasha Wardell at the Springfield Centre in Corsham on 7 January 2017 as part of the Creative Wiltshire project. Sasha delighted her audience with a real life working demonstration with clay. Everyone was enthused with the medium, and although Sasha made it look very easy,…… Continue reading Techniques & Tips

artist · Designer · Uncategorized

Creative Wiltshire – an Exciting 2016

It’s been a truly exciting year for the Heritage Lottery Funded Collecting Cultures project Creative Wiltshire based at the Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre, with The Young Gallery in Salisbury and Trowbridge Museum both being welcomed as participating museums. The Creative Wiltshire project has provided us with a wonderful opportunity for Archives and Local Studies…… Continue reading Creative Wiltshire – an Exciting 2016

Ceramicist

Two Wiltshire-based ceramicists are breaking the mould

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

Ceramicist

New Acquisitions make the Ramsbury Connection

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

Ceramicist

Success at the Auction!

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!