Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Meet Sussex Guild members Brian and Deborah...

Sussex Guild members Brian Denyer-Baker and Deborah Timperley are both exhibiting with us for the first time: Brian is a print maker whilst Debbie is a Glassmaker.

Brian studied Fine Art & Design at Brighton College of Art, where he learnt the skill of etching under Raymond Cowern RA RE, and went on to study at the Royal College of Art.

His career has embraced teaching Art & Design as visiting tutor at Harrow and Wimbledon Schools of Art and later at West Dean College. As a freelance design consultant and illustrator, Brian worked for many large companies, including Shell International.

He has work in private collections throughout the UK, the Middle East, Europe, Australia, the United States and Japan. He has exhibited in London at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, the Mall Galleries, New Grafton Gallery, Llewellyn Gallery and Eastern Rooms, Rye.

He is a regular exhibitor at Henry Paddon Contemporary Art in Eastbourne and with the Sussex Guild at exhibitions throughout the county.

With a workshop on the Borde Hill Estate, Debbie is as local as can be although she has exhibited widely in Europe, showing in Germany, Lithuania, Switzerland and Belgium!

She has been selected several times for the British Glass Biennale and also shows at craft events such as Art in Action in Oxfordshire.

Her techniques are all kiln formed, including lost wax casting, open casting, fusing, slumping and cold working.

Her sculptural pieces are a combination of technical mastery employed to convey an idea whilst others are a more literal evocation of landscape. More functional work includes wall panels, mirrors and a variety of bowls as well as coasters.

"I still love that moment of anticipation when I lift the kiln lid," says Debbie. "Will it be followed by delight or despair?"

"Reflection" continues until 3rd September.

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