Sunday, 17 May 2009

Allan Craig Copper Work

This week Allan Craig sent the Gallery more of his Copper Work. We have beautiful new candle sconces, mirrors and clocks. In the photo above you can see David Sinclair's paintings reflected in the mirrors, and also in the top photo, the bluebells that are scenting the gallery at the moment.

Allan Craig trained in the art of repousse (metal sculpting) at Second City Studios in Glasgow in the late 1980s. He is inspired by the Arts and Crafts movement and for twelve years he designed and produced copper and pewter work exclusively for Liberty in London. Allan now supplies his work to galleries and this has given him the freedom to expand his design ideas and introduce a more contemporary style, although he still makes pieces with a very traditional Arts and Crafts style. 

His style of work seems to be made for our gallery spaces and always looks completely at home as soon as we unpack it!

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