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 the day to day running of the gallery. Alongside creating their own work they also manage and display that of several other artists from around the country such as those on the Gallery page. Our members 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 to 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.
Old glass can be a difficult material to work with and 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 all the firings and onto 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.
BOTANICAL SEAWEED AND GYOTAKU ART
Botanical Seaweed and Gyotaku Art is created and inspired from foraged, natural Seaweed and coastal treasures found on UK beaches. Seaweed is not only a thing of beauty it is also incredibly important to the environment. With this in mind Angela ensures that she sustainably forages specimens by only collecting Seaweed that has been discarded by the sea.
Her seaweed specimens are washed, dried, hand pressed and arranged onto watercolour paper. By incorporating different nature printing techniques like Cyanotype (Sun printing) and Gyotaku (Japanese for Fish rubbing), each and every picture is unique. Gyotaku (Gyo meaning fish and taku meaning rubbing) is a method of printmaking using fish, sea creatures or similar subjects as printing plates, and it dates back to the mid -1800’s when used by Japanese Fishermen before photography to record their catches. It eventually became an Art Form in its own right. There are three main methods of Gyotaku, Direct, Indirect and Transfer with the Direct method being the closest to the original method used by fishermen.
Angela uses the Direct method for her Gyotaku Art which involves cleaning, prepping, supporting and pinning the fish to a foam board. The fish is painted with Sumi ink or non-toxic paints, covered with Washi paper and carefully rubbed/pressed to create a reversed impression of the fish onto the paper. Some of her prints are left black and white with just the eyes painted and others have watercolour paints, oil pastels or coloured inks to enhance and add an artistic version of the fish.
A Botanical Art Japanese Hanko Signature Stamp is added to the final Print.
Non toxic inks and paints are used so the fish is not wasted and can be safely eaten after washing, filleting and cooking.
P A I N T I N G S / P R I N T 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. 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 Galleries in London, Canterbury, Winchester, Suffolk and Norfolk. His works have also gone to France, America, Sweden, Japan, Vietnam as well as the North, South, East and West of our own beautiful land.
P A I N T I N G S
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.
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!
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.