Sunday, 25 May 2014

Victoria's Furred and Gentle Beasts invade Gallery!

This weekend we celebrated the opening of the gallery's own ceramic sculptor Victoria Lovell's first solo exhibition, entitled "Of Furred and Gentle Beasts".

Working with seven different types of clay and using as little glaze as possible, Victoria has explored her fascination with animals to create almost 30 pieces of work.

"I have allowed the clay to speak for itself through its natural properties," says Victoria. "I hope this immediacy of colour and texture gives life to the creatures I have portrayed."

"Sculpting animals in clay fascinates me," continues Victoria. "I find it challenging and ultimately rewarding to achieve a balance of creating the animal desired, give it a personality and the feeling of movement in something as solid and immovable as fired clay."

"Of Furred and Gentle Beasts" runs until Sunday 8th June.

Sunday, 18 May 2014

Felted Rose Corsage Workshop with Debbie Medlicott

The Green Tree Gallery's own Debbie Medlicott will be running a felting workshop on Thursday 19th June, as part of Borde Hill Garden's 'Roses in Bloom' week.
Working in Borde Hill's recently restored Victorian glasshouse, Debbie will guide you through a day of felting fun, at the end of which you will have created a pretty rose corsage that is completely unique to you.
The workshop runs from 10.00am until 4.00pm and costs £60 a head. Included in the price are all materials, entry to the gardens, coffee and cakes on arrival and tea in the afternoon.
For lunch you have the option of bringing your own picnic to enjoy whilst exploring the glorious gardens or alternatively dining on site at Jeremy's restaurant or Cafe Elvira.

And after the workshop, don't forget to pop in and visit us at the Green Tree Gallery, where you will receive a 10% discount on all purchases made on the day!
To book the workshop, phone 01444 450326 or for more information, please email

Sunday, 4 May 2014

All change at The Green Tree Gallery!

It's always a bit sad when an exhibition ends and it was definitely the case when we waved goodbye to the lovely landscapes we had in "Sussex, beloved Sussex".
But we have some exciting new artwork now on show, including these pieces by textile artist Lynn Collison on the theme of "Corrosion"

This is "Harbourside": pieced background with scrim, needle-felted organza and finished with semi-precious stones

and here is "Stitched Layers"