- HOUGHTON HALL 2019
- ARTIST INFO
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- ABOUT NBD
Ravneet Ahluwalia (Evening Standard, August 2017)
We are showcasing two artists in our popup at Houghton Hall, both highly skilled in paper cutting and each with a unique take when expressing their way of looking at the world. See more about the work of RUTH HOWES and JONI SMITH in the stables at Houghton Hall until September 29 – see website for more details
Sending all our best wishes to all the Dads out there on Father's Day.
"Any fool can have a child. That doesn't make you a father. It's the courage to raise a child that makes you a father." (Barack Obama)
CHRISTOPHER MARVELL'S works impose themselves as seemingly blunt facts, but on deeper reflection they initiate a subtle dialogue that cajoles us to contemplate not only the relationship between human and animal, but also between the human/animal archetype and the human/animal condition itself. We are showcasing his sculpture and drawings in our pop-up exhibition in the stables at Houghton Hall until 29 September 2019.
WAS IT ALL A DREAM II by Colin Self – Framed 71 X 54cm £460 each. A signed collage/print onto canvas. Showing Colin Self with David Hockney, Patrick Procktor, Norman Stevens (photo by Dick Gregory) San Francisco, 1965. Now showing at Houghton Hall popup alongside Henry Moore.
What We Do
The designers we showcase include wood turner STEVE GORE ROWE. Our makers create beautiful pieces from decorative furniture, soft furnishings and objects for the home. All use a diverse range of materials, often natural, associated with the eastern region. Including seashells, to hand-turned wood and ceramics, to wool and glass.
Capturing the splendour and drama of both the urban and natural landscape of the eastern region. KATARGYNA COLEMAN (right) paints the urban landscape of Great Yarmouth while others we showcase depict the beauty of coastal reaches, open fields, fens and woodland. All employ traditional painting techniques in figurative and abstract styles, including oil, watercolour and acrylic paints, as well as print and photography.
We have a selection of paintings, prints and drawings as well as jewellery and items for the home like these mills by PAR-AVION to suit your budget. Click below for a preview of gift ideas by Norfolk based makers.
Whether you are a collector, a trade professional or an individual looking for a unique piece, we can help you. Any commission made here ensures that you become part of the creative process from day one.
We take the uncertainty out of the process – we set the scope of the project with you, talking through the outcomes to ensure you get your commission on brief, on budget and on time.
(right) Tim Plunkett in his workshop
Ruth studied Fine Art, specialising in Sculpture on the respected course at Norwich School of Art graduating with First Class honours in 2000. In between Ruth has painted and illustrated, but the rather addictive nature of paper cutting has taken over more recently. This work has initiated a wide range of commissioned work from window design to large scale pictorial 'life maps' and alphabetised series of her paper cut work.
Read about the artists and makers we showcase in our pop up events. We arrange studio visits from time to time for our supporters. Contact us if you are interested to visit any of the artists/makers we work with.