Greenham Control Tower supports 5 local artists and makers
Greenham Control Tower is participating in Open Studios West Berks & North Hants for the first time this year, supporting five Open Studio artists.
Visitors can view Bruce Bamber’s drawing and paintings, Claire Terry’s mixed media and Kevin Akhurst’s pottery this week (May 17-18). The two remaining artists will be showing their work on May 19-21 and 24-28 . They are Victoria Beker who will be exhibiting her traditional crafts and Michael Norcross who will be showing his drawing and paintings.
“We look forward to welcoming art-lovers who may not have visited the tower before,” says Janice Bryden from Greenham Control Tower. https://www.open-studios.org.uk/
Wednesday & Thursday:
Bruce Bamber, drawing and painting “I believe art can convey something special in a way that provides a window onto the worlds outside and in. I try and draw something about what I see and hope that it might both communicate something to others and perhaps stimulate, in them, some form of recognition and self-reflection.”
Claire Terry, mixed media: “ The materials I use in my mosaics are hand cut glass, natural stone and mixed media. They provide texture and a sculptural element that shimmers in light. What really excites me is the medieval imagery that I see in doom paintings and memento mori, brass monuments and stained glass.”
Potter and ceramic artist Kevin Akhurst has always been attracted to capacious vessel forms with simple dynamic decoration, conveying a sense of energy and movement. Virtually all his work is stoneware, as the high firing temperature results in more complex and interesting glazes, which reward multiple viewings
May 19-21 and 24-28 :
Victoria Baker, traditional crafts. Victoria is an experienced designer/maker with a background in theatre costume. She employs traditional methods to create a variety of unique, specially designed, handbags and handmade accessories in leather and textiles.
Michael Norcross produces drawings, paintings, and prints some of which are based on landscape around the Newbury area.