Alongside the major exhibition themes, the gallery has specialised in small portable works of art which are made from natural and recycled materials. There is a range of jewellery, artist’s books and small special editions. Each season and each exhibition brings new themes and new works by new people. Many of the works are made specially and are unique, or in very limited supply.
Prices range from £35 for a small ring or ear-rings to £60-£120 for a necklace, up to £500 for a statement piece.
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Work currently on show includes:
Sheila Churchill collects, shapes, drills and sands pebbles from the dramatic beaches and headlands she has known since her childhood, for her beautiful and simple jewels. She threads them using strong,100% textile, preferring its flexible results, allowing her necklaces to lie comfortably light & flat. She loves to echo jewels found in museums from the prehistoric past. Each piece is one of a kind and the artist hopes that the natural materials of her work will strengthen a love and a care for our environment.
Lyndsey Gallacher uses Caithness stone from her native far north of Scotland as the basis for her jewellery. Every piece of stone used has been handpicked; some from the beach near the local castle where offcuts of the pavement industry have been deposited and worn by the sea. Each bead has been cut, polished and drilled by the artist; she uses sterling silver alongside the stone to enhance and protect it. The end results are tactile and timeless pieces of natural history. Many of the processes for working with this somewhat unpredictable and challenging material have been borne out of experimentation and happy accidents, spurring her on to try new ideas which keeps things fresh.
Linda McFarlane places particular emphasis on combinations of opposites in her work and plays with generic contrasts such as light and dark, rough and smooth, shiny and dull. She has made a special range of environmental jewellery for GroundWork gallery using natural materials such as stone, shell, lava and leather and experimenting with some new combinations of materials and designs. Linda’s background is in textile design and teaching and she lives and works in Norwich.
Kate Marshall lives and works in Devon. She studied fine art and art history at Goldsmiths University of the Arts, London, followed by an MA in Fine Art as Contemporary Practice at Falmouth. Although she is not immune to the joys of highly cut precious stones, she loves to work with less glitzy pebbles. She finds the subtlety of found stones beautiful, and all the more so, because she knows they haven’t been acquired through exploitative working conditions, or extraction methods which damage the environment.
Kirsten Sonne’s inspiration comes from high- as well as street fashion, from the artworld and from other jewellery, modern and ethnic. Recycled materials inspire her and are the basis of her work. Everything is handmade and each piece is unique, especially those bespoke ranges of earrings, brooches, bracelets and necklaces she makes to fit Groundwork’s environmental themes. She has her own shop in Copenhagen.