Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Murano Glass Jewellery

Just arrived - a new selection of hand made Murano glass jewellery by Marina and Susanna Sent

Monday, November 3, 2014

New wall hanging by Sharron Shalekoff

"Mesopotamia Cradle of Civilisation"

Thursday, October 23, 2014

New gallery lighting

22 years later - new lighting

Friday, September 26, 2014

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Tiles for a kitchen splash back

Finally I've completed 150 tiles in my latest colour way - 3 reds, to be used in a kitchen slash back
The process of arranging them so that no two patterns and no two dominant colours are next to each other took all day

The final arrangement. Now to number and pack them all safely. My job done at last.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Winter at Red Hill - rain, hail and sun

Sascha has the best spot

Through the window on a very wintry day

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Tiles and bush view through the window

Some of the colour ways always available. You may also choose your own colour way from the colour palette below. 
Colours are numbered so can be reproduced as needed.
Hand made glass vases by local glass blower - Leisa Wharington

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Kimberley stone jewellery

The Ranford Formation is a freak geological structure in the Kimberley Region of Western Australia.
It is situated close to and beneath the waters of Lake Argyle.
The formation is host to a number of stone varieties not found anywhere else on earth.
Formed some 600 million years ago when Australia was part of a supercontinent and animal life had not yet evolved, these stone types have mostly been washed away. Some pockets remain, with the best known being:-
Zebra Stone - a rhythmically banded indurated siltstone in which striping occurs contrary to the bedding plane. No satisfactory explanation for the regular banding has been established. Very little remains.
Ranford Ribbonstone - is formed of the same elements as Zebra Stone but with a greater diversity of strikingly coloured patterns. Striping is absent.
Okapi Stone - horizontal pink and brown layers occur as a capstone over deep sediments. The pinks have a vibrancy in common with the colours of Ribbonstone.
Rainbow Stone - occurs in a separate formation. Swirling colours are linked to iron nodules deposited in a fine grained sandstone. Rainbow shaped bands leap from one iron rich area to another.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Just arrived - a new selection of Afghan rugs and kelims

Handmade Mashwani. Made with kelim and raised pile - one of the most complicated techniques of rug making. Around 35 years old. 
1 sq. metre

Handmade kelim. 101 x 196 cm.

Baluchi prayer rug from Mazar-e-Sharif. Around 65 years old. Centuries old Mehraab design depicting a mosque. 89 x 150cm.

Rare handmade Baluchi rug from Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan. Around 90 years old. 160 x 388cm.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

The best selection of cards ever

Having installed a wall mounted card rack recently, the gallery now has the most beautiful selection of greeting cards for you to choose from.