Denise Brown and Linda Miller
BOX GALLERY, | 17/03/2012 : 15/04/2012
Although each use different media Denise Brown and Linda Miller both draw on the coast for inspiration and both share a quirky sense of humour.
The lighthouses, beach huts and fishing boats of the East Anglian coast present Denise Brown with the subject matter for the decoration on her range of stoneware ceramics. Based on a working farm in the heart of the Fenland countryside using coiling, press-forming (in her own handmade moulds), and slab-building techniques, she produces plates, dishes, vessels and oak framed tiles. The images are drawn using a simple craft knife and then washed with copper carbonate to colour the design outline before being decorated with dry glaze to create a warm, weathered look.
Linda’s colourful naive and humorous machine embroideries feature smiling, happy figures that look as though they come from the pages of a children’s storybook. She embroiders on to heavyweight cotton using an industrial Bernina 950 sewing machine and a wide selection of viscose, silk and metallic threads.