Category Archives: The Artists – Rectangle

Emsie Sharpe

Emsie studied glass at West Surrey College of Art and Design completing a BA Hons in 1996.  She has worked in various studios around the world including three years on the Island of Murano, Venice. There she assisted in the making of wine glasses and chandeliers. 

Since her return to England in 2002 she has run her own studio in Dorset where she has developed her skills to make both functional and decorative items and abstract work.  She specialises in stem ware and recently has been working with the National Trust at Mompesson House, contributing to thier 18th century wine glass exhibition.

Emsie was recently commissioned by the BBC in colaboration with the National Trust to produce Georgian inspired wine glasses for their series “The Manor Reborn” which was aired in December 2011.​







Nicola Henshaw

Nicola’s expert handling of wood create magical forms remind on of the wooden toys you may have longed for as a child – fascinated by folk-law and fables her work often holds a message or a moral for the handler.  her work is shown and collected in many private and public collections and she has completed numerous public art commissions throughout Britain.

Jenny Cowderay

Jenny works mainly working with oil paint on canvas. Her work is focused on using abstraction to depict the beauty of the imperfect and the impermanence of life and nature. Landscapes, river and water scenes, still lives and portraits all represent the balance between beauty and decay, the transformation inherent in nature, in all of us.

Long influenced by Japanese art and, in particular, the Japanese aesthetic of Wabi-sabi, Cowderoy delights in the beauty of the old over the new, of autumn over summer, in real life, in true character and unpolished reality. Her process involves repeated manipulation and transformation of the works until they are beautifully imperfect.

Jenny currently lives and works in Bath.

Sarah Hough

At the core of my work is the experience of the here and now in partnership with landscape. It’s about slowing down, finding space, noticing and absorbing the moments that are happening and not humanly orchestrated. It’s those raw, powerful and elemental moments that remind me what a privilege it is to be alive and a tiny part of the great and cyclical force of nature. 

This experience has been fundamental in the development of my work over the past couple of years which I have found both challenging and exciting. As we grow, learn, live and love – we change, and so does the work we produce. I have become increasingly focused on trying to express the experience of being immersed in the landscape and elements; the feel of the wind on my face; the sun; the rain; the low winter light, and the rise and fall of the tide.

And so, the drawing, painting or monotype might be about the rain coming in from the west or the tide moving between the sandbanks but it is always about the ‘moment’, what is happening right here right now, and how that makes me feel. 

I collect moments and store them in my work in the hope that my work might help give others a chance to slow down and take a moment for themselves in the here and now, and breathe a little more deeply.

The body of work I am showing here at Art at Home 2019 has been instrumental in the creation of a large-scale immersive installation recently exhibited at Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre for the Arts. These are precious moments which I now feel ready to release and am delighted to exhibit them at Sarah Sclater’s Art at Home where I can always trust her expert eye and carefully considered curation.

Victoria Jardine

Victoria is a dynamo as her extensive CV shows.  Whoever she goes she seeks out the best teachers and excels in there guidance, A foundation course at Cheltenham Art College, an Architecture Degree, a spell as a teacher herself and her studio at Archway Ceramics in London have all had their part to play in the development of her unique work.

Tom Stevenson

Tom Stevenson is based in Devon where he works from life, drawing much of his inspiration from the unique light and colour of the South West. Dramatic skies and glancing light, together with strong compositions relying on figures as well as the landscape, are characteristic of his work which reads as both an intuitive and a calculated response to familiar places and situations across the region. Born in 1984, Tom studied Fine Art in Exeter. In recent years Tom has exhibited with the Royal Institute of Oil Painters, the New English Art Club, Chelsea Art Society and the South West Academy. His work hangs in private collections in the UK and abroad.


Emily Bartlett

Emily Bartlett’s bold collection of work is pure-abstraction. Having grown up on a dairy farm in rural Dorset, Emily’s inspiration is derived from the noisy and stimulating energy of the land . Now based permanently in her Liverpool studio, Emily’s current collection showcases a responsive use of colour, her own visual vocabulary communicating deeper themes and emotions common to all viewers. By exploiting non-naturalistic brushwork and dynamic form her work is luminous with energy, a profusion of imagination and curiosity.

Corinna Pyman

Corinna was taught to throw by George Farkas in London in 1999. He instilled a respect for thrown forms which still informs the shapes of the bowls and cups which she makes today- essentially that the user should be “invited in”, and by extension the whole object should be a pleasure to hold and to touch.

Corinna often mixes her own glazes and the idea is that the glaze becomes the decorative interest of the piece, sometimes alone and sometimes in concert with  other glazes, either overlapping or slip-trailed into swirls on a wheel.   She often uses coloured slips under both white and transparent glazes to provide a stronger colour; but the glazes are never “flat”- even white on its own has minute speckles which appear as part of the firing process.

Michelle McCullagh

Michelle is a Dorset born artist whose love of animals and nature has influenced her work from a young age. A talented horsewomen her understanding of an animals physiology is clear. Trained at Falmouth School of Art,Michelle has travelled widely and now lives in the Welsh mountains where the wild landscape is giving her work a new and exciting dimension.

Judy Thompson

Judy is not exhibiting at Art at home 2019

Judy work is humorous, vibrant and her brushwork wonderfully free.  A busy mother, grandmother and businesswoman in her own right,  Judy’s painting reflects her good humour and love for life – while incorporating her travels and unique vision of the landscapes around her.