As Worthing Artists and friends, Ellie Bond and Lucy Rowan often share insights into highlights of recent exhibitions they have seen or art work they aspire to create. A recent trip to the Hepworth to see a Sheila Hicks show stirred up some ideas for this exhibition.

‘Stemmed’ presents Lucy’s soft, woven forms alongside Ellie’s defined, linear glassworks. The duo are eager to show how their work connects through a colour palette and a love of organic growth. The show aims to captivate and intrigue an audience through the installation; composition; formation and individual approach to hand crafting each piece of art.

Gallery 2 contains a group collaborative piece by students on the Mixed Media Pathway as part of the Foundation Arts course at Northbrook College. The work is the result of a two day workshop run by Lucy Rowan.

Currently creating Stained Glass Art in her free time; Ellie currently co-runs the Foundation Arts Course at Northbrook College with a teaching focus on 3D and Mixed Media Fine Art. Ellie believes being surrounded by the spontaneous and raw work being created by the students brings a renewed energy and a rich source of inspiration into her own practice as an Artist.

Lucy is a textile designer and maker specialising in weaving. She is the author of three craft books and can often be found hosting workshops in and around the South of England. Lucy is passionate about passing on her textile skills and has been featured by the likes of Elle Decoration and Channel 4’s ‘Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas’.


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