A potted history

A potted history – the story of Hedingham’s curious collectables

Posted: October 8, 2018   •   Posted in: General News   •   Tagged: ,

Edward Bingham founded what is known as the Hedingham Potteries in 1837, also known as and often frowned upon, as Hedingham ware. The fine clay found in the area was utilised and very few materials and equipment were purchased, which, say its detractors, of which there are many, is evident in its often crude finishes. […]

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Ruth Simpson

An artist flourishing in her natural habitat

Posted: February 14, 2018   •   Posted in: Local Interest   •   Tagged: , ,

Ruth Simpson is a contemporary artist living near Hessett in Suffolk and her studio is at the end of a quarter mile stretch of farm track. It is idyllic and the very reason Ruth’s love of painting has flourished. Having lived in Suffolk for 10 years she has got used to the rolling hills and […]

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Fish

An artist beautifully adrift

Posted: January 15, 2018   •   Posted in: Local Interest   •   Tagged: ,

Stephen Henderson was born on the Essex marshes shortly after his family moved down from London in the 1950’s. He is the son of renowned photographer and pop artist Nigel Henderson and mother Judith, a niece of Virginia Woolf. Stephen worked as a high end furniture and kitchen maker for 25 years before realising he […]

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East Anglia in Art

Posted: October 17, 2017   •   Posted in: Local Interest   •   Tagged: , , ,

East Anglia is known for its picturesque landscapes. Predominantly flat, the land seems to stretch out for miles. This creates beautiful countryside scenes, something which has not escaped some of our most revered artists. Constable Country is now a term of endearment for the area on the border of Suffolk and Essex where John Constable […]

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John O’Connor

Sculptor John O’Connor – a hidden talent in the heart of East Anglia

Posted: July 31, 2017   •   Posted in: Local Interest   •   Tagged: , ,

On the picturesque estuary border between Essex and Suffolk there is a hidden artist’s studio. It remains a secret to the general public but the studio receives commissions from across the globe. A true asset to the local community and the international art scene alike. This secret is sculptor John O’Connor. He works prolifically in […]

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