Welcome!  blue-ginger has become a showcase for many talented local artists and craftspeople as well as some of the best of British talent and carefully sourced fairly traded crafts from far away.   The gallery, located in the grounds of a C15th timber framed Herefordshire farmhouse, has a diversity of quality goods on display. Within the main gallery there is also a coffee shop serving light lunches, delicious homemade cakes, and fair-trade tea and coffee.

 

In addition to the wide ranging and versatile selection of art and craft in the main gallery, you’ll also find handmade contemporary silver jewellery by Carol of Silverfish Designs in the Little Studio, mi-frame picture framing and limited edition prints and images, and The Summer House offers a showcase for a wide range of local artists and craftspeople to demonstrate and display their work. Throughout the year there are special exhibitions, suppers and events at the gallery.

 

Hopefully you will enjoy a flavour of blue-ginger as you explore the web site, and that you will be able to visit the gallery yourself and enjoy the friendly, welcoming atmosphere and perhaps taste our delicious homemade savoury muffins!.

 

 

JEWELLER OF THE MONTH

JACQUI BRAZIER, SCARLET WILLOW DESIGNS

"I remember spending hours going through my mother's jewellery box as a little girl, picking out pieces that had belonged to family no longer with us, that were bought as souvenirs from exotic lands or given in love.  I adored the stories that came with them, hearing about the people who once owned them that I had never met...." 


I find inspiration everywhere... from walking my dogs in the forest that is 5 minutes from my front door to trips to the coast, seeking out new patterns and textures and hunting for "lost things" (also known as sea glass and sea-smoothed broken pottery!)  These "lost things" invariably work their way into designs, a collaboration between me and Mother Nature. 


Handcrafted jewellery begins with a story...your story comes next, what will it say? 

 


 

FEATURED ARTISTS

October 21 - November 26

ALICE - an exhibition inspired by the work of Lewis Carroll

Paintings, ceramics, textiles, wood and metal. Collated by Tamsin Abbott and Sue Lim.

   

The ideas for the ‘ALICE’  exhibition grew from a meeting between Tamsin, Sue and Mark Richards in blue-ginger last October. Mark is one of the leading experts on the life and work of Lewis Carroll, and he offered to give a talk at blue-ginger if the proceeds could be donated to Acorns Children’s Hospice in Worcester. Another conversation with a local friend revealed that her brother-in-law is John Vernon Lord, an illustrator of Alice books. And another conversation with our local Cradley Village Players resulted in The Mad Hatters Tea Party. The result is an exhibition with two special evenings and two special workshops with the Alice theme.

 

Many artists are involved in the exhibtion, including: Tamsin Abbott, Mike Abbott, Graham Arnold, Jo Verity, Carol James, Mollie Meager, Sue Carr, Jemima Jameson, Eleanor Bartleman, Hannah Willow, Jo Dewar, Gen Belgard, Sue Williams, Mariette Voke, Sasha Rae, Karin Celestine, Gwen Vaughan, Rachel Padley, Janis Waldron, Heather Sweet-Moon... many have created new work specifically for this exhibition.