We are so lucky in Corsham to have such wonderful arty shops and galleries! It’s great to have so many of them join us on the Trail…
Venue #3 Coppins Jewellers
Coppins have been making jewellery in all precious metals from their workshop in Corsham for over 35 years. They specialise in unusual gemstones and classic pieces with an unusual twist; choose from their wide selection or discuss your ideas
Our second venue in Chippenham is the Yelde Hall, on the Market Place, not far from the Museum and Heritage Centre. Here you will find a newly refurbished building exhibiting the work of the Chippenham Arts and Cultural Events group.
From Emma Leith’s venue, you will be well placed to take a relaxed stroll around the rest of Box. Next up – at venue #33 – is Lindsay Booth who is new to the Peacock Arts Trail. Great to have you join us Lindsay!
Lindsay Booth –
Working in the wonderful village of Box, Lindsay Booth is the maker behind Box Upholstery. Lindsay enjoys working with her hands, using a variety of materials and traditional and
Over at venue #32 we have the fabulous Emma Leith exhibiting from her home in Box, along with both her mum & dad and returning milliner, Adrienne Horswill. If you love colour, this is a must visit venue!
Emma is also a Trail organiser, so any burning questions, she will be happy to help.
Carol Leith –
Carol Leith is best known for her world famous Monkeypuzzle sculptures and Illustrations, however she has recently branched out into painting in mixed media. Carol’s work is a mixture of techniques which include, oil on canvas, water colour, collage, fretsaw art and fabric wall hangings.
We’re delighted to welcome two new artists who will be exhibiting at Woolley Grange Farm – a short distance from Box and Wadswick Green.
Mary Petrovska –
Mary mostly paints in oils using a palette knife, but she have been known to use quality household paint left over from bespoke kitchen painting jobs! Her long term partner is a bespoke furniture and kitchen maker and Mary hand paints his kitchens. Describing her work, Mary says, “I enjoy the constraint and resulting harmony of using a limited and often muted palette. This also extends through to my ceramics and I hope
From Melksham, the Trail takes you onwards to Holt where you will find returning artists Brian and Marion King on Leigh Road.
Brian King –
Brian has been sculpting for 15 years since retiring from work and having trained at City of Bath College. Brian is a member of the Cotswold Association of Sculptors and has exhibited at Bath Art Society Open Exhibition. Brian uses plaster, Jesmonite and white cement/marble dust. Some sculptures are cast in bronze. Brian’s Major influence is endeavouring to capture the idea movement.
Jackie Newton –
A new artist on the Peacock Arts Trail, Jackie will be exhibiting from Antonia House in
A big hello to Laura Richards AND Neston Farm Shop who are both new to the Peacock Arts Trail. We very much hope they have a fantastic 9 days! Laura’s work is beautiful and the farm shop is great so don’t miss out – make sure this venue is on your list!
Laura Richards –
Laura’s paintings are inspired by the Cornish coastlines and their elements. She builds her paintings out of many optical mix layers in response to light reflections,
After visiting Marianne Donohoe, it is a short stroll to The Toast Office where you will find Amanda Meaden in a lovely village setting, plus cake! What better combination?!
Amanda Meadon –
Amanda is a textile artist specialising in Cyanotypes on fabric, which is the original form of photography, using sunlight and patience to capture an image. Inspired by nature and what she finds around her, Amanda describes herself as “a foliage junkie, searching out interesting forms found in nature, adding a dash of sparkle with foiling to create lampshades and prints that are all unique”.
From Gastard, the Trail starts to move away from Corsham and onwards towards Whitley, Melksham and further afield. It’s not far from Gastard to Whitley where Marianne Donohoe aka Grey Clouds and Silver Linings, will be exhibiting her beautiful silver jewellery.
Marianne Donohoe –
Marianne started using silver clay about six years ago as she wanted to make charms after her dog passed away quite suddenly. Marianne fell in love with the medium so much she wanted to share it with everyone so then started teaching beginners workshops and have progressed from there.