Welcome! blue-ginger has become a showcase for many talented local artists and craftspeople as well as some of the best of British talent and carefully sourced fairly traded crafts from far away. The gallery, located in the grounds of a C15th timber framed Herefordshire farmhouse, has a diversity of quality goods on display. Within the main gallery there is also a coffee shop serving light lunches, delicious homemade cakes, and fair-trade tea and coffee.
In addition to the wide ranging and versatile selection of art and craft in the main gallery, you’ll also find handmade contemporary silver jewellery by Carol of Silverfish Designs in the Little Studio, mi-frame picture framing and limited edition prints and images, and The Summer House offers a showcase for a wide range of local artists and craftspeople to demonstrate and display their work. Throughout the year there are special exhibitions, suppers and events at the gallery.
Hopefully you will enjoy a flavour of blue-ginger as you explore the web site, and that you will be able to visit the gallery yourself and enjoy the friendly, welcoming atmosphere and perhaps taste our delicious homemade savoury muffins!.
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Mary is a new artist to the blue-ginger gallery. Based in Herefordshire, Mary makes hand crafted, bold and beautiful wire work jewellery incorporating real gemstones and semiprecious stones.
Jackie Morris is an artist and writer. She is well known for her stunning watercolour artworks and loves to walk near her home by the sea, watching and dreaming of bears and whales.
Over a seven year period she worked for The New Statesman, New Socialist, Independent, Guardian and Radio Times. She also designed cards and calendars for Greenpeace and Amnesty International and fell into children’s books by accident.
Jackie moved to Wales just before starting her first children’s book, Jo’s Storm, by Caroline Pitcher. She has illustrated many books over the years and has successfully authored a growing number herself. She says enjoys the company of animals to people but can be quite sociable on occasion.
She still lives in Pembrokeshire, Wales and works from her home studio.
Jackie will be at blue-ginger on Saturday 17th September, painting a small picture for our ‘ART for ACORNS’ exhibition and auction in October, when, for the eighth year we’ll be taking bids for beautiful little pieces of donated artwork, and all the proceeds will go to Acorns Children's Hospice. She’ll also be reading from her new book ‘ The Quiet Music of Gently Falling Snow’ at the beginning of our Singapore Supper evening.
SU WILLIAMS graduated from Herefordshire College of Art in 2001 with BA (Hons) in Design Crafts and now lives in Bristol.
Landscapes are her inspiration. Her textile and ink work reflects how light and colour evoke their unique atmosphere. During her time in Herefordshire, she was surrounded by beautiful countryside, the Welsh mountains and the Malvern Hills. Mountains, seascapes, and vistas of places she has travelled to all inspire her. The landscapes of the west coast of Scotland and Ireland are her favourites.
To produce her textile collages, she begins with the background, working with dye washes. Then she adds the layers of fabric as a painter would add paint, to build up a relief image. She does not draw any part of the image but works with the materials, to express the spontaneous blend of colour and form of a landscape.
Since moving to Bristol, the urban landscape, such as the colourful houses perched on the hills, has encouraged Su to develop her print-making which she approachs in the same way as her textile work, looking at layers and textures.
Limited edition giclee prints are available of the original textile work and Su has a selection of greetings cards and postcards.
Mary is a renowned Canadian potter. We are delighted to announce that blue-ginger gallery is the sole representative of her work in the U.K. and we will be introducing our visitors to her beautiful work during Herefordshire Art week ( 10th - 18th September)
Hand Made Art Tiles & Vessels Made in the Spirit and Philosophy of the Arts & Crafts Movement.
My Ceramics are inspired by the Landscape, Flora and Fauna of England and France; The
Colours of Provence and is mixed with the Aesthetics of William Morris and the English
Arts & Crafts Movement. All the tiles are made by hand in my Artisan studio. The Tiles are made in a traditional
Boonkerd Kaewdee (LUKA)
Luka regularly exhibits his work in my favourite little Art Cafe in Thailand, The Meeting Room. Jo, the owner of the gallery, offers a space for group and solo exhibitions and a library of books on art and design. It’s a great place to have a coffee and chat to other visitors. While I was in Chiang Mai earlier this year, I was lucky enough to be there when Luka had a party for the opening of his exhibition. Many of his larger sculptures involve Thai houses on stilts and the most common footwear - the flip flop. A huge ‘Iron Man’ type robot benignly herds a litter of metal piglets and wood and metal flip flops float over metal houses.