The Art Shed

An award-winning co-operative of local artists

In their brand new home at the end of the courtyard in the former mushroom shed, you will find our collective of local artists. The artists man the gallery themselves seven days a week so you will often catch them creating new work when you visit. Work covers a broad range of media including painting, ceramics, glass, textiles, sculpture and jewellery.
Voted best Art Gallery in Surrey for three years running.

Naomi Beevers – Textile Art

Naomi is a textile and mixed media artist looking at the sunny side of life.  She uses domestic items with a history and reimagines them as something new. Her current work features familiar garden birds and seaside fish.

Sophie de Taranto – Jewellery

Sophie creates jewellery using tiny original photographs as the centrepieces. All the images are her own photography, sometimes work from her portfolio and sometimes taken for use within a particular piece. The photographs are chosen carefully, looking for strong pattern or silhouette, as not every image has impact on a small scale. Her favourite subject matter is birds, however she takes inspiration from many different places and her work includes imagery from both the natural world and urban settings.

Claire Hardwick – Marbling and Contemporary Art

Claire trained in traditional methods at the Hampstead School of Decorative Arts. Projects include painting trompe l’oeil ceilings in Muscat, Oman and marbling grand columns at the Waldorf Astoria, London. Her work also includes architectural stone finishes, wood graining, antiquing and gilding. Claire is also an artist and originates her work on canvas, screens and board.

Pratima Kramer – Mixed Media and Ceramics

Pratima aims to visually transcribe her inspirations through incorporating references from travelling and experiences of her rich and vibrant Indian heritage. Every piece fundamentally manifests a vast array of colours, textures and images that she hopes emulate a strong sense of identity as well as celebrating ‘happy accidents’ she encounters through experimentation.

Oorla Morgan – Jewellery

Oorla makes contemporary jewellery in sterling silver, gold fill and beautiful gemstones from Jaipur. Her work is inspired by colour, pattern and texture in the natural world and the jewellery of ancient civilisations. Every piece is handmade in her studio near Hampton Court or here in the Art Shed.

JoJo Rowley – Ceramics

JoJo’s work is made from porcelain clay and is hand thrown on a potter’s wheel. She then either decorates the piece with a simple, vibrant glaze or alters the piece with perforations. The outer surface of her ceramics is often left unglazed allowing the user to connect with the eggshell like quality of the porcelain. All her pieces are food and dishwasher safe.

Joe Szabo – Contemporary Glass

Joe creates 2D and 3D contemporary glass art. He loves sharp contrasts and enjoys stepping away from glass as the primary medium and combining it with other media, such as metal and ceramic. The sea is a source of inspiration for him. He also likes to make pieces that have a historic or art based theme.

Stephanie Wright – Ceramics

Stephanie’s distinctive body of work conveys human movement, dance, attitudes and emotions in the spirit of the 20th Century Futurists. Although people or trees may be suggested in the cut edge and swirling waves, each piece can elicit various interpretations, memories or associations. Whether for the table, the mantelpiece or the wall, each hand-thrown piece has a life of its own.