Tuesday, 21 July 2009

Real Art and Craft Fair coming to Budleigh

A Budleigh artist who specializes in unique kiln formed glass bowls is one of a group of like-minded local crafts people who are preparing a major exhibition of their work in the town.

Linda Barrack has been making original handcrafted contemporary fused glass pieces since 2001 and dichroic fused glass jewellery since 2003 after training at the Mid-Cornwall School of Jewellery. Most of her work is inspired by the sea and its many changing moods, but the proximity of Dartmoor often has a bearing on the work.

Linda and her fellow-artists regularly exhibit in Budleigh, Woodbury, Beer, Branscombe and Sidmouth. “We make our own unique items and prefer to sell locally rather than travel far afield,” she says. Her work is currently on display at Otterton Mill as part of the Coastline Exhibition which runs until 31 August http://www.ottertonmill.com/arts-and-crafts/arts-and-craft-events/q/date/2009/05/02/exhibition-coastline/

Included in the Budleigh fair on Saturday 8 August will be original paintings by Roger Hann, who specializes in landscapes using acrylics. His work is exhibited in art galleries and exhibitions throughout the West Country.

Felt handbags and silver jewellery will be among other items on display. In addition, locally grown olive trees and tasty home-made jams and chutneys will be for sale.

The Real Art and Craft Fair will be held in the Temple Methodist Hall in Fore Street, Budleigh Salterton from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm.

For more examples of Linda Barrack’s work see http://www.seachangeglass.com/seachangeglass.html

Above: Two pieces by Linda Barrack. Left: Oyster bowl; right: The Reef

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