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

JO VERITY

Decoupage and Mixed Media artist Jo Verity creates individually designed and handcrafted items, using traditional decoupage techniques applied to ‘found’ and vintage objects.In her jewellery range Jo loves to use vintage images which often include tarot cards, playing cards, birds, lips and eyes ‘the windows of the soul’. Everything is encapsulated in distressed resin, strung with semi precious and old beads, with the addition of some ‘one off’ trinkets they are truly unique pieces.

 


 

FEATURED ARTISTS

Although everyone is busy preparing for h.Art we still have lots of new and exciting work for you to discover.

   

JACKIE MORRIS

Jackie Morris is an artist and writer. She is well known for her stunning watercolour artworks and loves to walk near her home by the sea, watching and dreaming of bears and whales.

Over a seven year period she worked for The New Statesman, New Socialist, Independent, Guardian and Radio Times. She also designed cards and calendars for Greenpeace and Amnesty International and fell into children’s books by accident.

Jackie moved to Wales just before starting her first children’s book, Jo’s Storm, by Caroline Pitcher. She has illustrated many books over the years and has successfully authored a growing number herself. She says enjoys the company of animals to people but can be quite sociable on occasion.

She still lives in Pembrokeshire, Wales and works from her home studio.

MAX LOW

Max is an illustrator born in Aberdeen, Scotland in 1991. He likes to write simple books for children, and makes patterns and funny little drawings. He has been doing this as far back as he can remember. He is a recent graduate from Hereford College of Arts.

CELESTINE AND THE HARE

Karin Celestine lives in a small house in Monmouth, Wales. In her garden there is a shed and in that shed is another world. The world of Celestine and the Hare.
It is a world where weasels are ruled by King Norty, pandas ride space hoppers and bears read stories to each other. It is a place that makes people smile and where kindness is the order of the day. All are welcome.
Karin taught children, about art, about chemistry, numbers, crafts and magic, but she was always drawn back to the Shed where she brings to life creatures of all kinds using only wool, observation and the power of imagination.
Karin and the Creatures love stories and kindness, books and choklit and making things, and on Sundays they have Danish pastries but not the apricot ones because they are frankly wrong.
Celestine, her great grandmother and namesake, watches over all in the shed and the hare sits with her, old wisdom helping the Tribe along their path in life.

SMALL ART FOR ACORNS

Every year artists and some of our creative customers and followers generously donate a small piece of their artwork. Photos of the donated work appear on the blue-ginger gallery facebook page, or you can see it if you visit the gallery.

 

The exhibition runs from 20 August - 24 September, with more small magical pieces of donated artwork being added day by day as they arrive.They'll also be on show during Herefordshire Art week. (9 - 17 September ).

 

Bidding (in the gallery and on facebook) starts from 20 August. Final live auction in blue-ginger gallery is on Sunday September 24 starting at 2pm.

 

All the proceeds of the auction will go to ACORNS CHILDRENS' HOSPICE in Worcester.

 


 

LATER THIS YEAR

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.

   

 

More details coming soon.