Norfolk countryside reflected in Diss showcase of three artists
PUBLISHED: 10:16 17 December 2018 | UPDATED: 10:16 17 December 2018
Three diverse artists joined by a love of their craft and the Norfolk countryside have works on display in the latest showcase at the Designermakers 21 on St Nicholas Street in Diss until January.
Based in the Norfolk countryside at Earsham, near Bungay, artist Fern Spray, creates bold and dynamic glass mosaics inspired by the natural world. Examples include flowing rivers and kingfishers.
She said: “I feel a deep connection with nature and I’m a keen walker and love discovering new wild places and local folklore. My life is entwined in the local Norfolk countryside via walking and working and this is very apparent in my work.”
She has been running her independent art business Silverlore Art Works for five years now, creating mosaics using recycled and locally sourced stained glass and clay. You may have seen her stunning work Journey along the River Waveney as part of the Raveningham Sculpture Trail this summer.
Alongside her work are clay sculpture pieces and paintings by artist and craftsman JCK.
He said: “I love painting and lately I have been creating things in clay. This has been enjoyable and fed back into my other art work. I love to work from, and be inspired by nature, as well as exploring more personal ideas. I really enjoy using a variety of mediums and materials to create within these themes, but I also like to play with shapes, colour and design, particularly in clay.”
North Norfolk textile artist Sarah Burt also has works on show. she said: “I am inspired by the stunning countryside and breathtaking skies of East Anglia and in particular the beautiful North Norfolk and Suffolk coastlines, incorporating the vivid colours and textures of the landscape, sea and clouds.”