I’m sitting here writing this on my last day manning The Art Shed. I joined this group of artists just over two years ago and it feels like it’s been a second home for my little business. It’s the day before we pack everything up and move on to other things. I’ve had a little while to get used to the idea, but wandering around here on my last shift, it feels very sad.
It’s been a quiet day with a handful of very enthusiastic human visitors and one dog (always a highlight!) Our human visitors (and probably the dog too) are all very sad we are closing and have been such wonderful supporters of all the artists that have made up the Art Shed during the time it’s been open, even helping us win Muddy Stilettos awards year after year. I guess someone else can have a turn next time!!
Happily, this isn’t the end of the Art Shed, just of our time at The Medicine Garden. While I’ve grown hugely fond of this beautiful location, I’m excited to see where these changes take us. Please follow The Art Shed on Facebook to hear where you might find us in the future.
Work by Oorla Morgan, Stephanie Wright, Pratima Kramer, Louisa Sullivan, Jojo Rowley, Sophie de Taranto, Claire Hardwick-Wilson, Sarah Simonds-Gooding, Joe Szabo and Naomi Beevers.
In January 2017, I joined a cooperative of 15 artists who together run The Art Shed at The Medicine Garden in Cobham, Surrey. The garden is a stunning location and perfect for such a group as there is much inspiration to be found in the grounds and surrounding countryside, which is reflected in many of the artists’ work.
There is a varied mix of work at The Art Shed, with disciplines including glasswork, photography, painting, sculpture, ceramics and textiles. Below are some of my favourite pieces.
Above : Naomi Beevers (mixed media), Joe Szabo (glass/ ceramics), Oorla Morgan (jewellery), Su Rogers (ceramics), Pratima Kramer (ceramics / mixed media), Terri Smart (ceramics), Louisa Sullivan (glass) Below: Jojo Rowley (ceramics)
The gallery is open from 10am, seven days a week, each day manned by an artist who displays their work here. You might even see some work in progress. Below: Photography by Sue Roche with ceramics and glass works by Jojo Rowley, Su Rogers and Louisa Sullivan.
Above : Linda Walsh (textiles), Pratima Kramer, Naomi Beevers, Stephanie Wright (ceramics), Clare Hardwick Wilson (Painting / contemporary art) and Pratima Kramer, Jojo Rowley, Jo Mabbutt (Lace / Decorative Art ) Below: Oorla Morgan, Sophie de Taranto (Jewellery)
For more information on the Art Shed visit here. We hope to see you soon!
Above: Joe Szabo