Our Artists & Designers
Having graduated from the Royal School of Needlework in 2014 with a First Class Degree Harriet is now working as a freelance embroider and embellishment designer. Harriet combines jewellery-making techniques with traditional needlework to create bespoke adornments. Harriet exhibits nationally and will show at Hereford Contemporary Craft Fair as the New Exhibitor Award Winner this November 2015.
Hannika is a graduate of Hereford College of Art and was selected as a runner up for our studio award 2014. Working in sterling silver and bone china Hannika creates jewellery items to adorn the body. Her passion and skills also lie in small scale forging with a range of indoor/outdoor sculptures capturing a humorous side to her work. She thrives from the challenges created through working with mixed media; pushing and refining materials to coexist harmoniously side by side.
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. "
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.
Marissa Harmon is a vintage inspired knitwear designer. After graduating from Bath Spa University with a Creative Arts degree she started her label 'Marissa Thereze' in 2006. With an emphasis on luxury natural yarns and quality reclaimed findings such as art deco buckles, she creates unique garments and accessories from industry surplus. Passionate about British makers, Marissa aims to work sustainably encouraging consumer responsibility.
Winner of the Artsite3 Studio Award 2015, Matt recently Graduate from Hereford College of Arts in Contemporary Design Craft BA (Hons). Matt is a sculptor working predominantly with 3D printing. Inspired buy organic forms, Matt works with digital technology to explore natural forms that have strong sculptural qualities to produce contemporary pieces.
Mark Hudson’s work explores notions of place, history, migration and journeys/travel. He makes connections and narratives surrounding everyday things, people and their common histories through the use of photography, video, sound recording, text, print, books, sculpture and installation. He has exhibited extensively across the UK and Europe. His work is in the collections of the Tate, Manchester Metropolitan University, Winchester School of Art and in the Live Art Collections of the Arts Council at Bristol University.
Brittany Davies 2014 Studio Award Winner
Brittany Davies, winner of the Artsite3 studio award graduated from Hereford College of Arts in 2014 with a BA(Hons) in Illustration. Her work explores hidden stories within detailed images. Having studied both architecture and illustration Brittany's main interest lies in places and spaces, how people use them, and the narrative that's created from them.
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.
Runner up for the Artsite3 2014 studio award Amy Pegler graduated from Hereford College of Art with a 1st Class BA(Hons) in Textile Design. A multidisciplinary textile and surface designer, Amy specialises in silk screen-printing. Using a hands on approach to all of her designs she draws inspiration from the urban environment. Through a process of cutting, layering and tessellating Amy forms new and strong geometric patterns which she applies to products for both fashion and home.
Verity Howard has recently graduated from Manchester School of Art with a First Class (Hons) degree in Three Dimensional Design. Verity works with ceramics exploring surface decoration techniques and constructing form through slab building. Verity is interested in capturing snapshots that convey a sense of stillness, Verity aims to translate this interest through ceramic forms which convey the volume and depth of darkness in contrast to slithers of light emanating from window apertures.
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.
Mural artist and Illustrator Tom Roberts is heavily influenced by mythology and folk lore. Predominantly using acrylics, oils and pencil sketches, the work he produces is often woven with personal symbolism.www.facebook.com/TomRobertsIllustration
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.
Angela is a painter primarily excited by organic growth and natural forms. Her ideas and work are based around her own perception of nature and surroundings "I am particularly attracted by the gorgeousness of the shapes, forms and colours all around us, it is this starting point that provides a catalyst for my art".email@example.com
Associate member Chloe Scadding
Trained at Chelsea College of Art London, Chloe specialises in mixed media textiles for fashion and home. Currently working freelance, creating concept led design work for the high end and commercial markets, Chloe's work sells internationally to clients such as Calvin Klein, Armani, Tory Burch, Clerici Tessuto, DVF and Donna Karan.
Associate member Karen Bourke
Co founder of Artsite3 Karen Bourke trained in Textile Design at the University of Dundee. Since 2007 Karen has been developing and managing the textiles workshop at Hereford college of Art as a Technical Demonstrator. Karen has worked as an artist in residences in many schools and community centres in Swindon and Cardiff. In her own practice Karen shares a business with husband Steve called Tea with Bea. Exclusively licensed to Roy Kirkham and stocked at Liberty's London their designs are often inspired by fond memories, retaining a simple yet occasionally quirky style, they have an evocative, nostalgic quality.
After successfully co founding the studios, Karen moved on to the next stage in her career but still remains an integral member of Artsite3.
Associate member Steve Bourke
Co founder of Artsite Steve Bourke trained at Cardiff School of Art and Design UWIC specialising in ceramics.
Currently Steve works as the Ceramics Technical Demonstrator at Hereford College of Art and Design and in addition runs his business Tea with Bea with his wife Karen. “We have a real love for functional ceramics, we are passionate about creating great designs that are versatile, and work in any environment”. Inspired by a mixture of mid winter pottery, shelly ware, Susie copper and 1950’s embroidered textiles the current collection is stocked at Liberty's London.
In 2010 Steve's many successful ventures lead him away from Artsite3 but as a co founder Steve is an integral member and maintains close links with the studio. With his wife Karen, Steve also founded the successful Artsite3 Christmas pop up shops and Gallery25 Hereford.
Associate Member Richard Bavin
After a career in IT project management Richard began studying fine art in 2000. He works full-time as a landscape painter, making observational studies all year round as a starting point for more expressive studio work. Richard has exhibited regionally in public and commercial galleries and is represented by the Apple Store Gallery, Hereford.
Following five successful years at Artsite3 in 2013 Richard's developing career led him on into a new studio, he remains however, an associate member continuing close links with Artsite3.