Laura Evans is a fine artist and printmaker based in Wareham. She paints in oils and uses collagraphy to produce pictures and lampshades. She combines her talents with a local wood turner to create lamps with wooden bases.
Of French origin Helene Champrond is a ceramicist creating quirky raku fired pieces reminiscent of Purbeck. Corfe Castle Herdwick sheep, the castle itself and Purbeck houses are but a few examples of her humorous works. A founder member of Purbeck New Wave Gallery, Helene has now moved to London, but her work has been so popular that we have decided to keep selling it at the gallery.
Briony Maple is a glassmaker who turns glass into beautiful ornaments and sculptures. Based in Poole, Briony has become a big seller at Purbeck New Wave Gallery.
Ed Marriott paints Swanage and Corfe scenes, particularly focusing on iconic buildings and boats of Purbeck. He works in acrylics on canvas -a new medium for the gallery. What is special about Ed is that he is only 16 years old and has been exhibiting and selling since the age of 14. He is sure to be a collectors' find.
Elaine Jones works in porcelain and drift wood. She is is inspired by beach finds making sculptural pieces reminiscent of fossils and shells. On a practical level she also makes bowls which can be used for delicacies and trinkets.
Jade Cameron is an artist who makes jewellery from silver clay. Inspired by the Jurassic coast she takes moulds from shells and fossils. She them impresses the clay into the mould. The clay is then fired which burns the clay leaving beautiful silver designs behind. The silver can be buffed to create a patina.
After a lifetime of teaching Art and Craft, Holly Sandham is now enjoying having the opportunity to concentrate on producing her own ceramics. Using stoneware clay, she produces a range of pots, platters and planters, all based on a Jurassic theme. The surface of the clay is impressed with found items from the shoreline. Sculptured forms, such as shells, fossils, seaweed, fish and crustaceans are then added for surface decoration.