Our Artists & Designers
Co founder of Artsite3 Alfie Hall is a multi disciplinary artist predominately working in ceramics. Using slips and coloured clay Alfie is fascinated by the evolution and reforming of simple shapes to create print like qualities on the surface of ceramic forms. Alfie has led a varied career working with hand built ceramics since 1975, exhibiting nationally, working extensively at London galleries and project managing design exhibitions.
Angela graduated in 2009 at Hereford College of Arts with a BA(Hons) Degree in Fine Art.
Primarily Angela is excited by organic growth and natural forms. Her ideas and work are based around her own perception of her surroundings and she is particularly attracted by the gorgeousness of line, shape, form and colours all around us. It is this starting point that provides a catalyst for Angela’s art.
Balance is of great importance to Angela and she strives to create imagery that is integral and cohesive in her compositions.
Angela likes to work in various mediums exploring different techniques and processes as she feels it helps to keep her work loose and fresh. She sees her artwork as snapshots of one’s life and memories. A storyboard of our experiences viewed as a composition.
Angela gets great satisfaction from teaching her weekly Art Workshops.
Matt Glover works creating commissioned illustrations for band artwork, publications and his own brand Sin-Eater. His fascination with animal forms grew & gave birth to his passion for the collecting of taxidermy & theory of evolution. A cynic of photoshop all of his artwork is created by hand. His desire is for Sin-eater to belong among the Albrecht Durer’s, detached from the contemporary his work is a call into the echoing chasms of the past.
Michelle’s creations are intuitive, ethereal and beautifully crafted.
Her work is along classical lines and usually centres upon the female form particularly on the torso. She takes her inspiration from inflences such as Africal Tribal and Egyptian women and has created a marvellous style using thin layers of clay over the main structure.
Each sculpure is enhanced with different colored slips which involves several visits to the kiln. This effect works incredibly well to give the appearance of old weathered artifacts with peeling and often crumbling, crazed surfaces.
Alan gained his Masters Degree in Fine Art ( University of Wales ,Cardiff ) in 2002. A founder member of Artsite 3 , he was selected in 2011-12 for the Artists Access Scheme at Hereford College of Arts, where he began to explore the pictorial and narrative potential of mass produced items of industrial packaging ( "multiples" ) , a theme which he continues to pursue.
Lucy Baxendale is an explorer of imaginary worlds, inspired by folklore, mythology, ritual & traditions. Using a form of a surrealist automatism, she draws from her unconscious to produce pen and pencil drawings which often become the inspiration for her ceramic work. She is curious about how you choose to translate a 2D drawing into a 3D form and pushes herself to build challenging structures, using a variety of different hand building techniques.
Adam is an illustrator from Cardiff working in the field of publishing. He has worked for Penguin books, National Geographic magazine, Crayola and the BBC. Adam is working on a series of illustrations for a children's book, and is a regular contributor to the Financial Times, and the magazines Taliesin and Pretty Nostalgic.
Associate member - Verity Howard
Verity Howard is a ceramic artist who responds to subjects surrounding people, history and places. By creating slab built works she captures feelings, moods, atmospheres and a sense of place. The forms Verity creates are contemplative, using clay as a medium for drawing and monoprinting. It is important to Verity that the form of her work is integral to the subject she is responding to. That surface and form work together to create a successful and harmonious composition.
Associate member - William Rolls
2014 graduate of Hereford college of Art William Rolls, developed his specialist practice in ceramic figurative animal sculpture whilst studying Contemporary Applied Arts. Working in stoneware he describes his work as capturing the movement, life and essence of his subject, observing, engaging and sketching his subject wherever possible.
"In each piece I try to catch the fleeting moment, the look, the attitude. "
Associate member - Caroline Conan-Davies
Acrylic is Caroline’s medium of choice because of its vibrancy and body. She also uses natural pigments as they give off a warm, earthy glow.
Caroline is happy to paint on any surface – paper, board, wood, embroidery canvas or fabric as texture is important to her. Her work is inclined to be spontaneous and experimental. She loves mixing colours and moving the medium across a surface using brushes, palate knives or her fingers.
Caroline starts with an idea but as time passes, the work can develop into something completely different. Some of her work inspires her to write a short poem to accompany it. To Caroline every composition is like cooking a new dish, no recipe is required, and she feels free to introduce any ingredient as she goes along.