Walford Mill Crafts, Knobcrook Road, off Stone Lane, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 1NL
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Current Exhibition

Stephen and Holly Yates, Artists and Ceramicists

Sunday March 1st 2020 - Sunday March 29th 2020

Since 2016, Stephen and Holly have worked together responding to their local environment in a variety of media. They are hugely inspired by the unique coastlines of their home of Portland. Together they have exhibited all over Dorset and held open studios events each year. They worked together as artists in residence in New South Wales, Australia in 2017.

Stephen’s paintings are mainly produced en plein air in acrylics worked largely with a palette knife, or in watercolour. He produces both hand-built and wheel-thrown ceramics in his home studio pottery. He also teaches regularly in watercolours, acrylics, plein air painting and ceramics. He is a design teacher at Sunninghill School, Dorchester.

Holly explores the extremes of what textiles can be, by innovative and experimental work combining fibre with ceramic clays and acrylic media, and layering shadow embroidery on sheer fabrics with other works. Drawing is at the core of all her work. She has been part of a recent book published by Dorset Visual Arts “Drawing On Dorset” with an accompanying touring exhibition. She is a member of Wessex Contemporary Artists (WESCA), She also works more commercially in printmaking and fabric pattern design, and is also a general medical practitioner.

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