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Culture, Art

Oxfordshire Artists: Elemental


This month Oxfordshire’s artists are inspired by elements of the earth, ranging from the water that laps on rugged coast lines to the rocks beneath our feet and the metals and fossils found within them.

Fish sculpture, white marble on black marble base by Anthony Lloyd.


Of fields and margins, a ’biome box’ by Carol Harvey, created using homemade natural watercolour paints and crayons, handpainted collage papers, natural elements (pressed flowers and leaves), charcoal and graphite on paper cubes.


The Wychwood Tree of Life, wall sculpture by Christopher Townsend in painted mild steel with copper and brass leaves that attach with magnets (90cm x90cm x7cm).

£875 including 20 leaves,

Ground Force, mixed media painting by Eleanor Campbell.


Branching, a hexagonal ceramic raku vessel by Fi Cooper. The design explores ideas of geometry in nature and the elements, from the regularity of the hexagon to fractal shapes found in lightning, rocky coastlines, root and river systems and our own bodies.


Coral Pink Sky by Gaby Zak.


Potter Harriet Coleridge has a range of pieces including this tactile round pebble. Stoneware and slip. Made by hand and fired with salt.


Uffington White Horse Inverted by landscape photographer Hedley Thorne
High quality giclee print


Stoneware pottery bowl by Jane Hanson.


Ammonites Galore, an ammonite lamp base by Jane Topliss (shown with shade).


Two Sea Vessels by Melissa Orrom Swan; freestanding, made from hand-dyed stitched cyanotype fabrics, lined with linen.

£80, £70 or £140 pair

Single Four Element Necklace by Tamzin Keown. Sterling silver - £62, 18ct gold - £72. Also
available with all Four Elements: sterling silver - £115; 18ct gold £125

Tamzin’s Etsy shop, Tamzinmaykeown


Mon 1 Jul 2024

Dr Brian Briggs – “Brian is fine” – divides his time between Llanelli’s Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust Wetland Centre, where he is senior reserve warden, and his ‘other

nik kershaw
Fri 31 May 2024

Nik Kershaw’s debut album Human Racing came out in 1984 and saw him dominating the singles chart with tracks including Wouldn’t It Be Good, I Won’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me and Dancing Girls. Swiftly followed by The Riddle, Nik spent 62 weeks in the charts and was one of the musicians to play Live Aid in July 1985.

Nell Mescal pwj9ug
Fri 31 May 2024

For the uninitiated, Nell Mescal (yes, sister of actor Paul) is an Irish singer-songwriter who hit the festival circuit hard last summer, playing (amongst others) The Great Escape, BST Hyde Park, Boardmasters and Live at Leeds. This year, she’s headed to Oxfordshire and Alex James’ Big Feastival for August bank holiday weekend. Eloise Lonsdale caught up with her to find out more about her musical style and her recently launched EP, Can I Miss it For a Minute.

Sea Girls Credit Blacksocks qoafap
Fri 31 May 2024

2024’s Truck line-up looks to be one of its best yet, balancing big names with emerging artists and beloved regulars. As an event, it has come to mark start of the summer holidays for its devoted attendees, but how about the acts? We caught up with Oli Khan, drummer in indie-rock band Sea Girls to get the bands-eye view.