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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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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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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Annette Kaye Ceramic candlesticks

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Annette Kaye

I grew up in South Africa and New Zealand, and my ceramics are hugely influenced by the playfulness, quirkiness and energy expressed by the creativity of those countries.

Working in stoneware and porcelain, I want to create things that people are drawn to touch and hold, and which make them smile.

With my candlesticks, I enjoy combining loosely thrown composite parts with a sculptural approach, each one having an unpredictable and surprising outcome. In general, I see my work becoming increasingly 'loose' and playful as I experiment with letting go.

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Sarah Valley - Crocheted Jewelery

Sarah Valley

I love the art of crochet one of the things I specialise in is crocheted jewellery using Natrual coloured stones, Swarovski crystals and odd looking beads.  I aim to design unique pieces of jewellery from necklaces, bangles, bracelets and rings also.  I have always been drawn to intricate and detailed  designs in images as well as other craft work and I have come up with my own way of designing anything and everything that I desire.

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Lee Campbell

Inspired mainly by the environs of the Thames River and Richmond Park my intention is to use colour and light to suggest mysterious dimensions within familiar locations. 

I am based on Eel Pie Island and welcome commissions. 

 

 

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Ewa Morawski –Embroidery

Ewa Morawski –Embroidery

Ewa specializes in free hand machine embroidery in a unique style of designs for accessories and soft furnishings

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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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Alison Underwood

Alison Underwood

Local Remedy

Handmade soaps

 

 

 

 

 

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Dani Crompton

Dani Crompton

Hello, my name is Dani Crompton and for as long as I can remember I have wanted to make, create and design. During my late teens I saw bespoke handmade jewellery as a perfect way to showcase my interest in three dimensional design and my slightly obsessive love of colour. I studied jewellery and silversmithing design for three years at Sir John Cass University, before setting up as an independent jewellery designer working from home in south west London.

It was over three years later, having explored materials such as acrylic and rubber that I was introduced to beading, thanks to my very supportive and equally creative mother.  Suddenly I had a medium that allowed me to build lightweight and intricate, three dimensional forms in a rainbow of colours. I was hooked! After exploring the medium for a further few years I settled on the style of work that you can see on my website today.

Beading has become my main focus yet I have not lost sight of my training in precious metals and enjoy combining to two mediums where possible to create truly original and striking jewellery

While I continuously work on my collections such as ‘Geometrics’ and ‘Dial’, I am always looking to take on commissions and create one off designs  as they open my mind to new possibilities and  take me in exciting new directions. My style lends itself to everyday, wedding   and occasion jewellery for men and women. .

My love of design and making has recently encouraged me to explore the possibilities of recycling newspapers as a material to create both jewellery and beautiful home wares such as vases, mirrors and tea lights.  Each piece I make is a one off and develops through its making process, creating more organic forms then beading allows me. I am very excited about this new avenue in my work and call  the collection 'Chip Paper Designs'.
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Linda Connelly - Enamels and Jewellery

Linda Connelly - Enamels and Jewellery

For as long as I can remember, I have been fascinated by glass and jewellery. When my husband bought home an old enamelling kiln from a junk shop, I quickly became seduced by the compelling combination of colour and texture that can be achieved with enamels. Blending and shading different enamels to build up veils of colour in order to convey mood and feeling, never fails to provoke a feeling of excitement and anticipation, as no two pieces are ever completely identical. Each piece develops over a succession of firings, typically anything from six to more than a dozen. I use a variety of techniques ranging from traditional skills like cloisonné and champlevé to more experimental techniques that I have developed using sgraffito and liquid enamels. I welcome commissions and will be delighted to discuss with you the designing and making of a special piece.

Inspiration comes from the vibrant colours and spectacular architecture that I saw in India, and the natural world, particularly pebbles and fossils. I interpret these in a contemporary way with simple lines and shapes for the 21st century. 

I am a member of the Surrey Guild of Craftsmen, the Guild of Enamellers and the British Society of Enamellers.
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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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