Pembrokeshire Craftsmen’s Circle exhibition

Posted by Tenby Museum on Nov 19, 2016 Blog No Comments

On Saturday 12 November the Christmas exhibition by the Pembrokeshire Craftsmen’s Circle was officially opened at Tenby Museum and Art Gallery.

The exhibition was formally opened by Mark Hinchcliffe.

Mark is a Pembrokeshire based artists with a background in Graphic Design and illustration. He has over 20 years teaching experience working with schools, running adult education classes, ‘en plein air’ painting days in Tenby and is currently developing online teaching courses.

Mark highlighted the level of dedication in the work on display in the gallery. “These are beautifully presented pieces of work, in so many medium of craft. You cannot but help admire the quality of the exhibition. Craft is such an important aspect of art and design and needs to be recognised more widely in the educational system.”

The exhibition features work from eight members of the Craftsmen’s Circle: Susan Bain (wire sculptor); Annette Beattie (textile artist); Annie Coombs (silver jeweller); Sheila Hickey (ceramicist); Jo and Leigh Rihan (wood turner); Riitta Sinkkonen Davies (hand weaver) and Roy Thedvall (artist blacksmith).

The exhibition runs until Friday 16 December.

 

(Left-Right): Mark Hinchcliffe, Susan Bain, Roy Thedvall, Mike Brew, Annette Beattie and Jo Rihan at the official opening of the exhibition by the Pembrokeshire Craftsmen’s Circle at Tenby Museum  (pic: John Ross)

(Left-Right): Mark Hinchcliffe, Susan Bain, Roy Thedvall, Mike Brew, Annette Beattie and Jo Rihan at the official opening of the exhibition by the Pembrokeshire Craftsmen’s Circle at Tenby Museum (pic: John Ross)

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Skomer Sentinel by Annette Beattie

Jewellery by Annie Coombs

Jewellery by Annie Coombs

Hollow form by Jo and Leigh Rihan

Hollow form by Jo and Leigh Rihan

Moonlight on Water, hand woven wall hanging by Riitta Sinkkonen Davies

Moonlight on Water, hand woven wall hanging by Riitta Sinkkonen Davies

Clock by Roy Thedvall

Clock by Roy Thedvall

Lantern ceramic (detail) by Sheila Hickey

Lantern ceramic (detail) by Sheila Hickey

Wire sculpture by Susan Bain

Wire sculpture by Susan Bain