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!.

 


JEWELLER OF THE MONTH

JIM WHITE

My passion for pattern is particularly inspired by the organic, flowing, stylized, forms in Art Nouveau artwork, the more geometric order in Art Deco pieces, as well as the work of product designers such as Philippe Starck whilst working for Alessi. The relationship between transition from one surface to another and its textural feel is very important in my work. I like to contrast flowing lines with geometrical shapes, some quite traditional in spirit yet retaining a contemporary edge.
For the past fifteen years I have lived and worked on the edge of the Malvern Hills in Colwall. My work has a number of influences, most inspired by my love of natural forms and the countryside around me.
I enjoy working with a variety of materials, but particularly silver and bronze, for their warm and tactile qualities.
All of my work is produced in my workshop by hand.

 


A joint exhibition by

illustrator and author PETR HORACEK and his artist wife CLAIRE HARRISON

STORYTELLING AND MAY FLOWERS

 

HERE COMES SPRING! Claire brings a riot of colour and joy to the walls and Petr’s illustrations bring a simplicity and humour to every tale and very picture hints at a story. We’ll also have his children’s books here for sale.

 

FEATURED ARTISTS

Petr Horacek trained at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague before becoming a graphic designer, painter and author-illustrator. To this day Petr has illustrated more than 35 books. He has won awards around the world for classics such as Silly Suzy Goose and A New House for Mouse and was shortlisted for the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal in 2012. Born in Czechoslovakia, Petr now lives in Worcester with his wife and two daughters. 

Claire Harrison studied at the Academy of Fine Art, Prague, Goldsmith’s College, London and the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, Oxford. 
She has exhibited in numerous group shows in UK including Sustainability in Oxford’s Botanical Gardens and Tooth and Claw at RWA, Bristol.  She has had solo exhibitions in Prague, Worcester and Tetbury and her work can be found in local galleries.
Her work is developed from sketchbooks full of line drawings, often made on holiday, which are then used freely in conjunction with vibrant colours and a variety of materials. 

Tereza Horacek, daughter of Petr and Claire is presently doing her Art Foundation Course and Stourbridge College of Art.  She was an Art Scholar at the Royal Grammar School in Worcester and has a place at the Slade School of Fine Art starting in September. 

 

 

EXHIBITING ARTIST

Boonkerd Kaewdee ( LUKA)
Sculptor using recycled metal and found objects. Based in Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand

 

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.
My favourites though are these music boxes. And I managed to bring a few home for the gallery. I brought some back last year…. but they flew off to new homes before too many people saw them. They are all unique. They are great fun.