Lovers Lights Art Gallery Twickenham

Twickenham Church Street Shop

Twickenham Church Street - Pop-Up Shop

Church Street, TW1 3NJ.
Opening times are:
10:30am – 5.30pm Tuesday to Saturday
11am – 5pm on Sundays.

Contact Janis on 07932 915970.

Parking available close by in car park behind Church Street – drive to end of street and turn right and right again.

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Lovers Lights Gallery four tier hand-made recycled glass chandelier coloured orange yellow

Janis Haves - Recycled Glass chandeliers and lamps 

Lovers Lights are recycled glass lamps and ceiling chandeliers, made here in the studio at the gallery.

They are beautiful, different, full of character and romantic in the widest sense.

The first thing most artists who work in glass will tell you is that the effect of light through glass is a bit magical, and so it is!

In that moment somehow things look different, we really DO see the world through rose coloured glasses, truly there's something wonderful about that effect of light and colour combined that somehow seems to change the way we feel.

Website - www.loverslights.com

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Ray Mallaney - Hand carved and pierced porcelain lamps

Ray Mallaney - Hand carved and pierced porcelain lamps

The inspiration for the pieces come from not only the physical properties of the medium (difficult to work, easy to distort and crack if hand-built) and the way I work (one-off hand-built pieces), but also things seen and experienced when travelling, usually architectural, things such as decorative detailing, or the placing of a high window in an old cathedral.

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Louise Kois - Artist

Louise Kois - Artist

Louise Kois has been a professional artist for over 35 years having produced and sold thousands of images, both original and reproduction .She has gained a large clientele locally and abroad, indeed her works are in private and corporate collections all over the world , many of which have been commissioned by blue chip companies such as John Lewis, Coca Cola, I.B.M, Harvey Nicholls Courage, Gillett U.K and numerous others .She has owned her own gallery in East Sheen for nearly 20 years, selling her own work, which has become quite a landmark , stopping the traffic with her exuberant use of colour and bright London Cityscapes on large canvasses. She presently has a Twickenham based studio, where she continues to paint landscapes in acrylic on canvass and watercolour on paper, mainly both London and Local scenes, and has a large collection of giclee reproductions on paper and hand painted and individually embellished on canvass.

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Mike Mason - Woodturner

Mike Mason - Woodturner

I have loved working with wood since being given my first wood gouge as a teenager, plus a piece of sage advice from my uncle who was a cabinet maker:
"A bad craftsman blames his tools, a good craftsman keeps them sharpened" .
I still have that first gouge and it's still sharp. I use it and other tools to craft pens and various wooden objects. I try to use English timber from branches that I find on the ground in old woodland. I also recycle pieces that were used to build old boats and items of furniture that have reached the end of their useful days. All wood came from a tree that lived for many years by sucking up moisture through its roots. As the moisture dries out, the wood may twist and crack. I aim to minimise the cracks by using well-seasoned timber, treated with oils and polishes to preserve it. An occasional spray of furniture polish, buffed with a soft cloth, will ensure that each item gives the new owner pleasure for many years.

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Dipak Bharadia - Recycled art

Dipak Bharadia - Recycled art

I have been collecting recycled materials all my life, from using bottle tops as wheels for my cars made from bamboo sticks in Africa to present day use for my ‘Framed Cutie Chairs’. Even the shelves are made from blinds rescued from rubbish skips! 
These are then carefully assembled using recycled champagne wire cages within my own homemade frames; a true labour of love….and pleasure.  Each piece of work is unique
These fun and funky art works make for very unusual and beautiful gifts - for weddings, birthdays, engagements, or for a very merry Christmas present or any other special occasion. 
They stand out as an item of interest and joy on your office or home, work or wall space; guaranteed to bring a smile to those around it. 
What better way than to bring life to such waste materials?

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Amber Cooper-Green - Jewellery series

Amber Cooper-Green - Jeweller

Amber Cooper-Green is a Nottingham based jewellery designer and graduate from Birmingham City University’s renowned jewellery design and related products coarse. She is interested in the investigation of materials and simplistic forms, her main focus currently, is the combination of wood, acrylic and metal. She uses reclaimed exotic hardwoods, copper/silver, acrylic and steel nails to create statement fashion accessories. Each article is individually hand crafted and holds a certain warmth, transpired through both the pieces tactility and earthy colour scheme, often interrupted by small explosions of colour. Lamination is the key process Amber uses to gain seamless transitions between wood and acrylic. It was this process and its material outcome that inspired her whole collection. Newer pieces are inspired by pebbles, both their shapes and her inadvertent attraction to hold them. Amber has always loved tribal jewellery and believes she has subconsciously drawn aesthetic similarities to this style of work.  

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Jodi Kline - Designs by JAK - Jeweller - Serenity Curved Necklace

Jodi Kline - Designs by JAK

British designer Jodi Kline wanted to create a brand of sterling silver jewellery for women who want to get away from all the perfectly manufactured, massed produced jewellery that you find in all of the shops today. Every piece is identical; perfectly formed by a machine or mould and is usually made overseas.

Each of her pieces is made by hand in her studio in Woking, Surrey using traditional jewellery making techniques. This makes each piece individual and one of a kind.  Her designs are bold and out of the ordinary with an artisan inspired look and feel to them.

She is a member of the Guild of Jewellery Designers, the National Association of Jewellers (NAJ) and the Surrey Artists' Open Studios (SAOS).  She is also registered with the Goldsmiths’ Company Assay Office in London and each piece over 7.78 grams is hallmarked and carries her registered maker's mark to guarantee its authenticity.

Her jewellery designs are eye-catching and different to ensure you stand out from the crowd.

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Rachel Hall - Jeweller - Etched Keum Boo'd Bangles

Rachel Hall - Jewellery

Rachel has been designing and making jewellery since 2008. She works predominantly with semi-precious gemstones and precious metals, with designs ranging from classic drop earrings to bold statement necklaces, all with a contemporary twist.
"My inspiration comes from the raw materials I find, their colour, shape, and texture. Using traditional silversmithing techniques, I create unique "accents" from gold and silver to emphasis or compliment these characteristics.
Each stone is hand selected by me. I love the unusual and I never know what I'm going to find on my stone-buying trips so every design is a new challenge and each finished piece is unique".
The gemstones and pearls in Rachel's designs are sourced from local suppliers with good ethical credentials.
Each item is hallmarked with Rachel's unique registered sponsors mark and those of the London Assay Office.

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Neil Randall - Artist

Neil Randall - Artist

I have always had a fascination for the natural world and how we link with it as part of our psyche. I, like many people find comfort and symbolism in nature, her creatures, landscapes and skies. This, and a love of the night sky, stars and the age old connection peoples have had with the cosmos throughout history is something I try to convey. The pictures bring these together, sometimes using other esoteric symbols joining the cosmos and the immediate natural world. I regularly use people's constellations as part of a commissioned work and also paint their names worked into the roots of trees as part of a personalised piece. With the world as it is at the moment our connection with the planet, nature and the skies above feels ever more important.

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Daniel Haskett - printmaker and illustrator

Daniel Haskett - Printmaker

Since 2007 Daniel Haskett has been working as a professional printmaker and illustrator for clients including The Guardian and The New York Times. His prints are inspired by early color photographers and their experiments with kodachrome film during the mid 20th century. When working digitally he still achieves a finish that is rough and textured and inspired by the aesthetics of British printmakers such as Edward Bawden and Eric Ravilious.

In his work he is always searching for an element of silence in his work and a resting place where the viewer can create their own stories around the often isolated characters featured in his prints. His work is bold and colourful with streaks of light and shadow falling across the canvas creating an atmosphere charged with life that encourages one to shake their body and stand still at the same time.

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Mary Luckham - Jeweller - Black Onyx and silver necklace

Mary Luckham - Jeweller

Silver has always been my favourite precious metal – first of all to wear and later to work with. I began by taking a silversmithing course at St.Martins – became hooked – so took some additional jewellery making courses more locally.

I work with Sterling silver and a variety of semi-precious stones and freshwater pearls to make unique jewellery and figurines.

Silver is beautiful on its own but can also provide a stunning backdrop which sets off whatever you want to put with it whether that be precious or semi-precious stones, pearls, glass or anything else.

My aim is to make pieces which are easy to wear whether they are of a classic design or rather more organic and freestyle in nature. I like to experiment with textures and shapes – textured silver catches the light beautifully.

Precious metal items over a certain weight must be officially hallmarked. Anything I make which requires this (and some that don't) will have been hallmarked at the Assay Office, London.

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Emma Chan-Paxton - Emoral - Fine Urban Art - Amazing Mirror, "Pink"

Emma Chan-Paxton
Emoral - Fine Urban Art

Emma Chan-Paxton refurbishes statement pieces of furniture and finishes them off with a twist of street art. Each piece of artwork is masterfully created using mixed media and professionally completed with high-grade gloss varnish to protect and enhance the artwork. 

These works of art are truly unique, with no two pieces being the same. They will definitely be a talking point in your home or office. 

If you do not see your perfect piece that will suit your home, then please do contact me to discuss your ideas and colour schemes. Where possible, I am more than happy to come to your home or office to customise your piece of furniture to complement your room or workspace.

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Adriana Brinsmead-Stockham - Heart dish and coasters

Adriana Brinsmead-Stockham

Whilst a regular exhibitor at the prestigious Mall Galleries in London of her sculptural glass artworks and with collectors worldwide, Adriana also enjoys creating functional pieces and smaller, more accessible artworks.

Working in a variety of glass techniques such as casting, fusing, slumping and sand-blasting, each piece is hand-made and unique.  Having previously studied glass-making formally for 5 years (undergraduate and postgraduate), Adriana has spent the last few years researching and developing her own techniques. 

Taking influences mainly from patterns and landscapes of the natural world, she also likes to explore the subject of memory and memories in her artwork.

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David Metcalff- Wire

David Metcalff - Wire Art

David is based in Weymouth, Dorset and has been a self employed artist for a number of years. He regularly demonstrates and exhibits at craft fairs and his work can be found in galleries nationwide.

Although originally trained in ceramics, David has been inspired by his interest in garden design and works with galvanised woven wire to create bird and animal sculptures of varying sizes, including owls mounted on blocks of wood, hares captured mid-leap and wandering pheasants. The sculptures are suitable for display in the garden all year round, where the silver grey colour of the galvanised wire softens the lines of the finished pieces and is contrasted naturally by foliage.

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Tara Winona - Art

Tara Winona - Art

Tara Winona's art celebrates the power of the imagination, a joy of storytelling and a love affair with nature.

Concerned with our growing disconnection with the environment and each other, she paints scenes of animals and birds in swirling watercolours, their essence speaking through their eyes, and trees of life created by the bodies of humanity - a reminder that we are all, in the end, connected.

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Tayo Bello - Jewellery

Tayo Bello - Jewellery

Born out of love and passion, Bello Creations by Tayo Bello offers exquisite designer jewellery with an original yet timeless quality. Tayo’s ultimate satisfaction lies in creating jewellery that celebrates true beauty. With a stylish and contemporary elegance, pieces are designed to evoke the wearer’s inner confidence and unique style.
The distinctive and sophisticated signature style of Bello Creations is a delicate balance of traditional and modern jewellery techniques together with original design. Inspiration is found within nature’s elements, such as the intriguing patterns and forms found in flowing water or the swirling fluidity of the ocean waves. Tayo’s jewellery designs capture this essence of natural beauty through the skilled use of smooth and fluid lines, sleek forms, patterns, colour and reflections.
Individually made by Tayo in her West London Studio, every piece of fine jewellery has been hand-crafted in Sterling Silver or Gold and playfully integrates semi-precious stones to add a hint of colour.
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