Posts tagged ‘sculpture’

September 14, 2012

WonkyLAND – New works in now!

These beautiful glass flowers from artist Katie Lynn are always a favourite with visitors to i2 Art!

Collections of wonderful colourful flowers with lots of individual quirky bits added. The flowers either stand in a wooden base or can be hung on the wall.

We now have many new pieces in stock why not pop in and have a look?!

Katie has lived in the Saffron Walden area most of her life and studied Art Foundation at Braintree College following with a degree in Mural design at Chelsea School of Art. Having experimented with lots of different mediums she found that the colour and the cutting of glass was what she really loved when constructing a stained glass window.

After leaving college Katie travelled South East Asia and lived in Australia and New Zealand for eighteen months. A six month solo trip to South America in 1995 provided a wealth of inspiration.

Since having her first child in 2000 Katie has concentrated on the children, but missed being creative. Having long wanted to explore kiln fusing she bought a small kiln several years ago and started experimenting with fused glass pieces.

A while ago Katie started to look into how she could translate the wild, bold, bright colours and crazy forms of nature in to her glass work. This led to her latest and most exciting project “Flowers from Wonky Land”.


July 12, 2012

Summer Exhibition – Nettie Firman

Another artist from our Summer Exhibition, which is overflowing with vibrant artistic talent, is Nettie Firman…

Nettie has been making mosaics to private and public commission for over 20 years. She has exhibited at The Imagination Gallery, The Llewellyn Alexander Gallery, The XO Gallery and at Metropolitan Wharf in Wapping.

Nettie has demonstrated the technique of making mosaics on BBC 2’s ‘Homefront’ and is credited in The Mosaic Book, published by Conran, Octopus in 1994. Her public clients include English Heritage, The Church of England (mosaic restoration), and reproductions of her mosaics have been sold through St. Paul’s Cathedral, Verulamium Museum, Kenwood House and National Trust outlets.

More recently Nettie has diversified into sculpture, fabrics and colourful installations – many of which are influenced by modern technology, as exemplified in the Technophobia Exhibition she curated in London in 1997. She enjoys combining art with humour and working with everyday objects.

Nettie is highly flexible in her approach to art and will tackle any idea for a commission with flair, energy and sensitivity to her client’s requirements. Her work is affordable, eclectic and highly collectable.

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May 26, 2012

i2Art Summer Exhibition Starts Today!

i2Art Summer Exhibition – until the 4th August!

The i2Art Summer Exhibition is always a crowd pleaser and this year will be no different, featuring artworks from both new and familiar faces with something for everyone.

Sarah Booth’s gorgeous folk art oils of fruit and birds

Expressive landscapes by Yasmin Marsh

Nettie Firman’s mixed media sculptures

Emma Petts’ colourful acrylic paintings

Robin Stemp’s unique photographic style

Sarah Warnes’ small but perfectly formed paintings

Patricia Palmers’ vibrant and dramatic landscapes

Not to mention…

Katie Lynn’s quirky glass flowers

Colin Chetwood’s paper and copper flower lamps

Alan Foxley’s ceramic forms

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May 18, 2012

Last Chance To See – Horseplay!

Our exhibiton entitled ‘Horseplay’ ends tomorrow.

‘Horseplay’ celebrates the beauty, elegance, grace and spirit of these beautiful creatures.

Why not pop in before it’s too late and see the wonderful paintings, sculptures and prints from selected local artists with a passion for horse portraiture…

Yolande Kenny

Gena Ivanov

Ramzieh Baj

Sophie Howard

In the meantime to see more of their work, available to buy, visit:

May 11, 2012

Horseplay – Sophie Howard

Sophie Howard’s equine sculptures are currently adding form and texture to our horsey promenade. Why not pop in and have a look at our ‘Horseplay’ exhibition?

Sophie Howard studied scuplture at Winchester School of Art and graduated in 1979. Since then she has continued to be a practicing sculptor. She has made over 30 portrait commissions, architural details for historic house renovations and created several works for national television. In addition to following her own development as an artist, between 1988 and 2005 she designed garden statuary for several leading manufacturers. She has been employed in arts education in a number of roles including residencies, arts workshops for serious offenders and teaching Art and Design. She currently acts as a mentor and creative industries business advisor with BRAVE the enterprise agency, and ArtsMatrix, part time, as well as occasional sculpture teaching.

Sophie makes forms from clay and other materials, including willow and driftwood. Her subjects are people, animals, movement and pure forms, and the connections between all of these. Much of her work is cast into terracotta and resin as well as bronze.

Sophie’s sculpture is represented in a number of galleries in England, Scotland and Wales.

To see more of Sophie’s work, available to buy, visit:

April 7, 2012

New Exhibition – Horseplay – On Now!

Our new  exhibiton entitled ‘Horseplay’ celebrates the beauty, elegance, grace and spirit of these beautiful creatures.

31st March until the 19th May

Why not pop in and see the wonderful paintings, sculptures and prints from selected local artists with a passion for horse portraiture!

Yolande Kenny

Gena Ivanov

Ramzieh Baj

Sophie Howard

Watch this space as there are more individual biographical blogs to follow on our fantastic ‘Horseplay’ artists!

In the meantime to see more of their work, available to buy, visit:

April 3, 2012

‘Horseplay’ Preview – You are invited!

You are invited to join us and the exhibiting Artists for a glass of wine for the Preview of our new exhibition ‘Horseplay’ this

Saturday 7th April 2-4 pm.

Whether or not you are a horse lover this exhibition is not to be missed!

March 24, 2012

Upcoming Exhibition – Horseplay

Horseplay Equine Grace

This spring we look at the beauty, elegance, grace and spirit of the equine form, celebrating these beautiful creatures with an exhibiton entitled ‘Horseplay’. Running from the 31st March until the 19th May we do hope you get a chance to pop in and see the wonderful paintings, sculptures and prints from selected local artists with a passion for horse portraiture.

Yolande Kenny – Paintings and Drawings

Gena Ivanov – Watercolour Paintings

Ramzieh Baj – Paintings and Prints

Sophie Howard – Sculpture

Watch this space as there are more blogs to follow on our fantastic ‘Horseplay’ artists!

March 20, 2012

Fairytale – Sue Law

Sue Law is currently part of our ‘Fairytale’ Exhibition. If you like the look of her work why not pop in and have a look ?

“The body and its relationship to the space that surrounds it inspire my sculpture. Absence and Presence are recurrent themes within my work as these sculptures are the physical depiction of the negative space around the figure. I have recently used resin to make sculptures of stiletto shoes that include an impression of the wearer’s feet. The Glass Slipper from the Fairytale of Cinderella was a perfect inspiration for my sculpture which could only ever fit one partficular foot!”

Sue Law has recently returned to the Cambridge area after moving to Norwich to complete her MA in Fine Art at Norwich University College of the Arts. Sue sold her restaurant in Cambridge in 2003 and has reveled in a change of career, studying at first in Cambridge then for her BA at Winchester School of Art.

Using Adobe Illustrator Sue has developed images that have been laser cut from Perspex to create a large installation describing the events of a ‘Girls Night Out’. This piece is a comment on the current binge drinking culture. She has also used the solid substantial physicality of bronze and the light delicacy of plaster bandage to describe the negative space around the exquisite curves of the figure.

To see more of Sue’s work, available to buy, go to

February 28, 2012

Fairytale – Justin Rowe

Our ‘Fairytale’ Exhibition is on now – why don’t you pop in and have a look. One of the featured artists is Book Sculptor Justin Rowe:

“My work is centred around books and literature, and what more visual tale than a fairy tale, entwined as they are with childhood memories? – ‘Life itself is the most wonderful fairy tale of all.’ – Hans Christian Andersen”

Based just outside Cambridge, Justin Rowe studied for a BA in Cultural Studies at the Norwich School of Art and Design in the late nineties. Books are the source for all of his work, which are cut free-hand with a scalpel and assembled with gum Arabic. Some pieces feature Gold or Palladium leaf, found imagery and lights. The source book is usually the inspiration for a piece.

‘The sculpture can arise organically from an image within the book, or the book can be the ‘canvas’ on which I depict my imagined world. My work is about bringing books and literature to life with craft and imagination, the celebration of the book as an ‘object’.’

Justin is currently in negotiations with the publisher Hodder to produce a pop-up book.

To see more of Justin’s work, available to buy, see