Makers / Artists
See our current artists
Artist: Mirjam Saar.
"Born in Estonia, raised in Finland and living in Devon. I have always had an immense connection with nature and animals which inspires my art. From a very young age I was taken to spend time in the wild or foraging by my mother. If we kids were poorly, my mother would take us to the forest to heal. I also have a strong connection to Estonian and Finnish Folklore as well as beautifully illustrated Russian folk tales. I hope my art will bring you magic and joy."
"From my early days at Loughborough College of Art and Design, where I began to find my direction and a natural affinity with clay, throwing has always been my preferred method of making pots. I have discovered that for me, working with clay is a contradiction between being intuitive and being deliberate. I am continually asking myself, ‘Does the form tell me what it wants to do?’ Does the handle say ‘Pick me up!’? Does the spout say ‘Pour me!’? Making pots isn’t a job, it’s a way of life, an obsession, a devotion. Matisse is reported to have once said ‘Never a day without a line’ ... for me there is ‘never a day without clay.’ Processing and preparation are key. I plan and visualise my work mentally before I begin. The act of preparing the clay imparts the space for an idea to evolve; the act of throwing a pot allows for its materialisation. The Bauhaus/Corbusier mantra of ‘form follows function’ drives the development of my work and informs its simplicity and purpose."
Consciously made jewellery - Recycled Copper Patina.
Modern, geometric design complemented by traditional making techniques.
Shocking blue patinas - each pattern unique to its wearer as well as crisp, fresh designs are Sara’s calling card, with inspiration being taken from her Devon musings, industrial dilapidation and historical pattern trends - all forged in East Devon. This careful process gives a one of a kind finish to all pieces, true alchemy in art as the outcome will depend on the heat.
This Wonderful lady is part of Circle’s Family. Dina Clement is the mother of David Clement (Co owner of Circle). She is such a caring and kind individual to her family as well as others and also, she is pretty great at impressionist paintings!
With a flare for colour and a love for the sea, Dina brings a splash of Devon life to the walls of many around the local area. With a variety of seascapes, beach and countryside paintings, Circle will be showing a variety of original pieces.
Seaside Secrets Ocean Jewellery
Lynette - Jeweller
"I grew up in Cornwall and was very fortunate to live right by the sea! I now live in Exeter, a very beautiful part of Devon. As you can probably tell, I spend most of my days by the sea. I love beach combing for sea glass, beach pottery and fossils. I find my fossils at Charmouth beach and turn them into sterling silver using a traditional method of cuttle fish casting.
From a very young age I was fascinated by shells and fossils so this really is my dream, I love what I do and hope that you love it too. It is very important to me to keep the planet healthy so I use recycled silver and plastic free packaging. Not only do I make sure my materials are safe for the environment, I also litter pick whenever I head to the beach to collect my sea glass."
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