Get to know 5 great artists from around the area
Some of you might have seen that our window was transformed into a mini art gallery this weekend!
For the next few weeks we have the pleasure of displaying work of five local artists: Kate, Lucy, Tegan, Gail and Cicely.
The thought of making the Your Nuts window available to our local artists was born in December. After the difficult year we have all had, we wanted to use our platform to show support to local artists and makers, because we truly believe that we can only come out stronger by supporting one another.
So let us tell you a bit more about the Artists behind the pieces on our window.
Til Death Do Us Sew
Cicely and her husband Josh started Til Death Do Us Sew in 2018, a short while after their first child was born. They were both feeling that they had lost their identity and wanted some form of creative outlet – they wanted to do something together. Josh loves drawing and took this as an opportunity to develop his technique. Cicely has a degree in textile crafts and always enjoyed anything crafty and they knew they can combine their two talents with love for traditional tattoos and see where it will take them!
You can contact Cicely and Josh at:
Facebook: Til Death Do Us Sew
Kate is a local Artist whose work is inspired by the natural World and the colours and materials which help connect us to nature, people, places and landscape. She produces bespoke art, prints and greeting cards featuring her simple designs.
Kate’s artwork is available at: www.katethorntondesign.com
Lucy is an environmentally conscious artist and designer based in Shelley, West Yorkshire. The Ethos of LDMDesign is to consider the environment in every step, from the creative process to the packaging and how she sends her creations. She aims to create pieces that evoke an emotional connection, whilst promoting sustainability.
Lucy studied Printed textiles and surface pattern design at Leeds Arts University, and always had a dream of creating her own business and wanted to do it sustainably.
To connect with Lucy:
Etsy Shop: LdmdesignStore
Tegan is a South African art student living in Holmfirth while studying Contemporary Art and Illustration at the University of Huddersfield. Colours and nature are Tegan’s biggest influences, as well as her own cultural background and experience in South Africa.
Have a look at her great pieces at:
Etsy Shop: CompletelyRad
Gail Dooley is a sculptor based in Holmfirth who works with stoneware clay fired to high temperatures and finished with oxides and glazes.
'Some aspects of my work are of a serious nature concerning conservation and the survival of the animal kingdom, others appear more light hearted. All of it reflects the importance of our fellow creatures. I try to give my sculptures personalities of their own and let them speak for themselves'
You can get to know more about Gail on her website: www.gaildooley.co.uk
Remember if you want to support local artists, makers and shops please follow them on social media, share them on your platforms, and let them know when they do something well, it all matters!