The Gallery is run as a co-operative by a group of permanent members, all of whom are artists/makers of contemporary art and craft. They are solely responsible for the staffing and day to day running of the gallery and, alongside creating their own work, they manage and display that of other artists from around the country such as those on the Gallery page. They also have individual responsibilities and put in many hours of work to enable the Gallery to thrive and help promote the arts from around the country.
A d e l e B i l l i n g h a y
R E C Y C L E D G L A S S A R T
Adele’s work is made using waste glass that would usually go into landfill sites. She prefers to recycle it by fusing her original artwork and photographs inside layers of glass and hand painting on the surface to create new stories for each piece.
Much of her inspiration is found around the Lincolnshire countryside and coast with wide open skies, empty beaches, solitary trees, and broken fences. She also gets ideas from discarded, old items such as broken clocks and books with interesting titles.
Old glass can be difficult to work with so Adele uses a range of techniques and materials, which alter in colour and texture when fired at high temperature, to get the required results. Each piece takes a long time to create, from working on the original design idea through to the final polishing of the glass, all of which ensures her items are as unique as their origins.
L i z z i e B r o w n
H A N D M A D E C E R A M I C S
Lizzie is a ceramic maker and designer specialising in hand built porcelain. She makes a range of functional and decorative ceramics including hares, foxes, birdies, quirky bowls, jugs and spoons. Her ceramic letters are exclusive to Harding House Gallery. Inspired by fairytales and fables, each piece is meticulously crafted and glazed by hand using both traditional and contemporary techniques. The relief pattern in each piece is created by impressing clay into handmade plaster moulds, linocuts and Indian textile printing blocks. Her glazes are developed from her own recipes, experiments with glaze materials and colour. Each item is unique, and no two pieces are exactly the same. Her work can be found in galleries and gift shops throughout the UK.
A l l i s o n P a y n e
P A I N T I N G
The paintings I produce are mostly inspired by my lifelong love of nature and wild places and my subjects are often natural objects found while exploring beaches and countryside. Although much of my work features the natural world, anything may be considered a subject, maybe something from my travels or an experience nearer home.
I gather information with sketchbook and camera, and I enjoy working with a variety of media, often mixing them, depending on the subject, and the effect I wish to achieve.
In addition to working on canvasses and panels, I produce slate 'look-alike' tiles, little trompe l'oeil paintings, currently adorned with chillies and garlic, fennel and aubergines.
I have been a member of the Harding House Gallery Co-operative for several years, where I enjoy displaying and selling my work, and running the gallery along with my fellow members.
L o i s P i t t m a n
I am a textile designer-maker specialising in Arashi Shibori, an ancient Japanese tradition of textile decoration. I make a range of luxury silk scarves and shawls and decorative framed pieces with sculpted natural forms. In my contemporary pieces, inspiration has been drawn from nature and the natural landscapes, wild flowers, ploughed fields in stormy weather to create movement and texture, inherent in the Arashi process. Each piece is unique, meticulously crafted by hand stitch in studio with care and consideration for the natural environment. My work is gift boxed ready to wear or framed for display in your home.
I teach textiles and have published academic research findings in Designer-Maker crafted practice and sustainable textile methods.
A n d r e w P o o l e
J E W E L L E R Y
For many years I had an interest in silverware and jewellery, looking at how pieces were designed and studying design evalutions, and the makers who produced these wonderful pieces. This led me to begin studying the art of silversmithing and jewellery making. For fifteen years I studied , learning the basic techniques and experimenting with my own design ideas. My favourite material to work with is silver. Most of my work is produced in silver. I enjoy the challenge of working with large pieces of metal, producing tableware and large ecclesiastical and civic commissions, then changing to the more delicate and intricate processess of producing fine jewellery.
D a v i d S h a r p e
M E T A L S C U L P T U R E
David is a sculptor and artist based in Lincolnshire. He works with both new and recycled metal (such as cutlery, tools and old farm equipment).
Each sculpture is individually made and handcrafted by David. He is constantly inspired to try fresh, new design ideas, so keep watching this site for the latest unique sculpture to come from his workshop!
All David's sculptures as featured in the photo galleries are examples of his work. Commissions are made to order. As each sculpture is unique, reproductions may vary slightly in size to the ones in the photos. Sculptures made from recycled objects may vary slightly in design.
G i l l V i n e s
P A I N T I N G S / P R I N T S
Gill is a painter and printmaker based in her Lincoln studio, a few minutes’ walk from the Cathedral. Seascapes, landscapes, and familiar architectural views are captured with loose, gestural marks and brought to life with stunning vibrant colour. Gill’s paintings are evocative of a moment in time: the essence of a sunny summer’s day at the beach or a spring walk in the Yorkshire dales. Gill’s screen prints combine her characteristic drawing style with layers of bold colour. Each print is an original piece in its own right and has its own unique qualities.
K e v i n W a l l h e a d
G L A S S A R T I S T
As a figurative artist working in the medium of glass and metal my drawings are an alternative to traditional drawing techniques, a method I have developed over the last twenty four years through a natural progression. Experimentation is a very important factor in this progression and with a simple palette of glass, copper, sterling silver, 24ct gold, schlag, brass and aluminium, which all perform with a desired unpredictability, new work has evolved. “I am figurative, but I do make other stuff too!”
P A I N T I N G S / P R I N T S
I am a Lincoln based artist with a love of vibrant colour and spontaneous mark making. My work, although very abstract, evolves from travelling around the places I love with my sketchbooks. This includes anywhere around the Southwest coastline, the Wash, the Lincolnshire Wolds, and the endless, richly coloured fields of the Fens. My finished pieces, created when I return to my studio, are usually on paper. Working in layers, I love scraping back through to reveal the colours beneath. I use a wide variety of media, including watercolour, gouache, pastels, charcoal, wax resist sticks, inks, acrylic paints, and anything else that will bring a painting to life!
P A I N T I N G S
Originally from Hertfordshire, Glynne moved to Lincolnshire in the 1970s where, much to his own surprise after growing up surrounded by rolling countryside and woodlands, he fell in love with the open spaces, distant horizons and vast skies that are ‘The Fens’.
“I look at the landscape as an evolving scene where every day it changes, whether in minute detail with the growth of plants and trees, or the vast changes in weather as it sweeps across the land.
Our landscape is so vast that to show it as a single moment of time, does not represent its true character. Therefore, I choose to construct a landscape from within, with how I feel at that moment but using references and memories to portray a view that I feel represents the area in which I am working. In the Lincolnshire Fens, I use the Gas and Straw burning power stations and the windfarms or Boston Stump as a basis to give people a reference point but combine this with crop rotation and weather changes to paint the image or idea within me.
With the impact of climate change, the story of my work continues to develop and reflect our times. Where once I painted Cooling Towers, these are starting to disappear so now, I show Wind Turbines, and Solar Farms. Similarly, an increase in the growing of Oil based crops such as Oilseed Rape and Linseed Oil, which reduces the amount we have to import, changes the colour palette of the landscape and how we view it
So, my paintings have a temporal approach which results in highly stylised canvases. Each painting approaches the landscape in terms of its changes, not as individual paintings but upon the same canvas. Strips of Fenland character displayed as a coherent whole. On occasions the adjacent strips are subtly differentiated, as if moving from one minute’s observation to the next, on others, the changes are sudden and startling; a field of wheat becomes a sea of plastic, a distant shape becomes a blazingly lit power station. I like to challenge the viewer to really see the landscape and not just look at it.”
Glynne’s work can be seen at London Contemporary Art, Pimlico, London, Stark Gallery, Canterbury, Bell Fine Art, Winchester, Buckenham Gallery, Southwold, Suffolk, Riverside Art and Glass, Wroxham, Norfolk and Harding House Gallery, Lincoln.
Recent Works have gone to France and America as well as two commissions for a large Cruise ship.