Art at The Clock House
We are fortunate to display the work of some extremely talented artists on the walls at the restaurant, chosen by Serina to enhance the dining room and bar, all the exquisite work is for sale, please click on the link below for more information and contact details for commissions or to purchase any of the displayed pieces. Eric Bourse Jo Tinker Jo Downs Ceramic Fitch
Eric Bourse was born in 1956 in the north of France. A self-taught artist, in 2011 he celebrated thirty years of painting. Eric is a modern figurative or semi-abstract painter. His paintings are inspired by his life and emotions and the landscapes that move him. Through his composition and depth of colour he conjures an atmosphere that engages the onlooker. Eric’s work evokes his wonder at the vineyards glowing at sunset, the towering mountains and quiet forests, the happiness of sharing a glass of wine with friends. Sometimes he engraves on the canvas his more intimate struggles and sufferings. Today Eric works in acrylics with a bold use of colour and a generous hand on the palette knife. Recently joining us to paint at the restaurant, Eric painted a series of Fred's dishes - a new thing for him with amazing results.
Jo Downs is one of the world’s most respected fused glass designers. Working from her Cornwall studio, Jo’s work draws inspiration from the beautiful coastal landscape while her advanced fusion techniques allow for the creation of abstract designs of great individuality and depth. Along with her popular range of handmade giftware and statement interior pieces such as wall panels and art frames, Jo has developed her studio to undertake large architectural and interior projects. This unique facility and her innovative designs have earned her commissions for cruise liners, churches, hotels and corporate headquarters. She has also enjoyed hundreds of private commissions, producing windows, mirrors, wall panels and other artworks for a variety of homes.
Jo Tinker is an artist who seeks to transform ordinary objects into something precious, something special. Metal bottle tops, acupuncture tubes, confectionary wrapping and aluminium cans have all featured as materials, although chocolate foil wrappings remain a constant in her work. Born in Nottingham (1969) but raised in Johannesburg, South Africa, and then Leeds, true to her family name - Tinker - Jo trained to work with metal, earning a first class degree in Silversmithing and Jewellery from Birmingham in 1992. After graduating she started her own business and worked out of a small studio in Harrogate before moving down to west London. Slowly building up a reputation as an artist working with recycled materials, selling her work successfully through a variety of galleries and art fairs. Jo's current work has appeared at London’s Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. While, the New York Museum of Art & Design and The White Rabbit Gallery, Sydney own pieces, with some of her early work on permanent display at the National Science Museum, London. Jo has also produced pieces for art collectors, Hampton Court Flower Show Gardens, cruise liners and the TV production of Dennis Potter’s ‘Cold Lazarus’. With her work being featured in many newspapers and magazines.
I love finding artisan makers who can bring our visions to life and the table in this instance. I first met Julie, aka Ceramic Fitch, last year and was inspired by her love of all things ceramic, we have commssioned her to make butter dishes, which have been gracing our tables for a while, and just taken delivery of our new sauce jugs. I love the uniqueness from being hand thrown, with small variations to each piece, with glazes close to nature, her pieces are extremely tactile, whilst being practical for purpose.