Monday, 4 June 2012

Art Worshops and Demo's for Bucks Open Studios - June 2012

As part of our Bucks Open Studios exhibition, which runs from the 9th to the 24th of June, we are hosting loads of art workshops. Many of the 14 artists who are exhibiting for the show have agreed to come in and get creative with you.

Please come along and get involved

Saturday 9th June-11am-4pm- Ruby Sharp-Come along and throw your own pottery!

Sunday 10th June-11am-4pm- Oenone Randall-make your own stamped copper shapes & Rhian Winslade-Ceramic demonstration.

Saturday 16th June-Teresa Mills-11am-4pm-mosaic make-&-take workshop & Linda Morley-11am-4pm-make your own copper bangle.

Sunday 17th June-11am-4pm- Jacqueline Ford-collage and mixed media demonstration

Saturday 23rd June-11am-4pm-Julia Hayward-Glass make-&-take workshop

Sunday 24th June-11am-4pm- Nigel Sims-etching demonstrations

No need book, just turn up and be creative

@ Emerald framing and Gallery-1 Blay’s House-Churchfield Road-Chalfont St Peter-Bucks-SL9 9EW
Number 167 in the Open Studios brochure

Learn more about each of these artists @ Emerald Gallery

Sunday, 1 April 2012

Jayne Ward Textile Artist at Emerald

So after a short wait, to give Jayne time to make some new artwork (she keeps selling out!), Emerald is pleased to announce that we now have a selection of her handmade art in stock.

Jayne has created some beautiful mounted and framed pieces of art, which are fresh, fun and unique. All the work has been made utilising handmade paper embellished with a process of paint application, or etched and then stunning textiles are stitched to form picture.

But don't just take my word for it: check out some of her work and let me know what you think!

For more information on jayne's work, please get in touch or check out her website: 0750 777 4017

Friday, 27 January 2012

Loved up at Emerald......

HOT OFF THE PRESS!!!! Arrived today, new artwork from Kim Osbourne at Knockout.

Knockout is a lovely little company that specialises in printmaking and illustration that was set up in 2010 by Kim Osborne. Originally from a graphic design background Kim’s work is mainly print-based with bold, bright colours and simple shapes. Many of her designs incorporate humour, and are all created with the desire to make someone smile. Kim has lived in Thame, Buckinghamshire for the past 21 years.

Kim’s designs are produced by sketching ideas and refining and adapting them on-screen. The work is then either cut into lino and hand printed using a small home-made press, or digitally printed depending to the desired look of the finished piece.

Now in stock: Amazing Hand-pressed Valentines cards at £3.00 each
Valentines Voucher sets (great fun!) £5.50 each
Love prints starting from £10

And Kim uses this amazing little homemade press to create these lovely things - How cool!!

Get them whilst you can, these are HOT, HOT, HOT!!

Monday, 9 January 2012

Long haul flights

Amongst the many framing orders that were sent my way this festive season, came a last minute request for a custom box-frame. A customer and her son, popped in a couple of days before Christmas day and requested my help in creating a gift with a difference.

The boys Daddy, had just completed flying a plane long-haul to many destinations around the world, and to mark the event, Mum and son had devised a unique gift idea. They brought in six, identical small clocks and wanted them framed together to show the different time-zones of each flight destination.

Sounds like fun and I always like a framing challenge, so I set to work on the frame.

The customer requested that the clock faces should all be behind glass and also required access to the back of each clock, so that the correct times could be set and changed as needed. I used a mount to place and display each clock and an aperture underneath each clock to indentify the destination of each clock time.

With only a few hours before closing for the Christmas break, the frame was collected by a happy Mum and son, and hopefully was a nice surprise for one Daddy this Christmas.

Monday, 17 October 2011

April Jarocka and Chocolate

I recently framed the most stunning and delicious paintings for a lovely artist from County Clare, Ireland.

April Jarocka had a series of perfectly executed chocolate paintings, and they actually made my mouth water, as I was framing them!!

The paintings were framed as a collection in matching frames, and April chose a black frame, with a gold inner bevel detail, which worked perfectly in highlighting the chocolate wrappers and pulling the paintings together as a collection.

Here’s more information on April and her artwork, including how to view and buy her art online:

April Jarocka

Born 1971 in Plymouth, having lived in High Wycombe 1992-1998, I now live in County Clare Ireland where I work from my studio at home.

I am self taught and took up painting in 2006 after my mother died in 2004.

The bulk of my work has tended to focus on my inspiration from the seashore, particularly on the detail of stones and pebbles, which constantly fascinates me. I paint in oils & acrylics in a style that is photo-realistic and inspiring. Sometimes I paint other things, like chocolate, and this year I painted 10 popular branded chocolate bars, which are now currently on exhibit at Opus Art Gallery, Newcastle Upon-Tyne and can be purchased through them.

I am currently working on a new series of stone paintings that I hope to bring to the UK in 2012.

Some of my paintings, limited edition prints of stones, and drawings can be purchased through my website. Other prints and cards of all my work can be found at

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Sunday, 11 September 2011

Landscapes and Seascapes Art Exhibition- Bucks artists exhibiting paintings, drawings, photography, sculpture, glass, ceramics & jewellery

Well folks, our latest exhibition is now open and ready for visitors!!

The gallery is crammed full of stunning artwork, from local Buckinghamshire artists and a few selected artist from further afield. All very unique, desirable and waiting for a new home.

I am very pleased to welcome a number of new artists to Emerald, including Wendy Fowler- a ceramic artist from High Wycombe, who is showing her Beach hut range- and Julia Hayward - a glass artist from Marlow, who has a number of beautiful glass pieces available in the galllery space-

Please spread the word and I hope if your nearby, you can pop in to say hello and have a look at all the amazing artwork on exhibition :)

Don't forget we are open Tuesday to Saturday from 10am to 6pm.