Helen Brocklehurst

High Peak / Painting and Ceramics

This is the second year I have hosted DOAs at my house. Previously, 2007-2012,I exhibited at Ruth Marsden's venue in New Mills. It is a great experience and personally it gives me a deadline to work towards. I trained in printed textile design and worked in industry including designing bed-wear for Dorma before going freelance. Now I concentrate in painting and pottery. The landscape around me growing up in Hathersage in the Peak District, and now living in Whaley Bridge, has always been an inspiration to me. My watercolour landscapes explore the division of space between the sky and the land, the fields and the moorland and the ever changing light and colour. The ceramics have developed since 2001 when I learnt how to use the wheel at Adult Ed. Working in stoneware combining recycled glass in the glaze firing is my main interest and makes each piece unique, The forms in nature inspire the decoration and sometimes shape of the piece. Work includes bowls, wall plaques and reticulated candle holders, which I recently learnt from BBC2's 'The Great Pottery Show Down' is known as the Devil's Work! Working in watercolour and ceramics I enjoy the unpredictability of both mediums which influences the finished artwork. Work can be seen at :- 'The Gallery' 12 High St, New Mills, High Peak. SK22 4AL. 'Pear Tree Cafe' 10 Canal St, Whaley Bridge, High Peak. SK23 7LS. 'Jack Sevens Art Yard' 23a Chestergate, Macclesfield. SK11 6BX.
Is prepared to give tuition and/or workshops

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Venue Information

9 Rock Bank
Whaley Bridge
High Peak
SK23 7LE
From Whaley Bridge turn left at the Bike Factory onto Old Road. Then Rock Bank is the third on the left. Park on Old Road and walk up the unmade road. For direct access please ring the venue.
Disabled access is partial