Andrew McGarva stoneware
Sheila Herring Black earthenware
Patia Davis slip decorated earthenware plate
Petra Steward wood fired salt glazed stoneware beakers
Jeremy Steward wood fired salt glazed stoneware teapot detail
Clyde Hoar Basket
Nina Casson-McGarva Glass sculpture
Ben Casson - Walnut and Ash serving board
How do you describe your Gallery?:
Wobage Marks Gallery, is set in the beautiful rural Herefordshire countryside near to the village of Upton Bishop. The magnificent eighteenth century threshing barn, offers a great backdrop to the craft that the gallery houses inside. Beyond the Gallery and grassy courtyard are the other farm buildings making the workshop spaces for the resident craftspeople. You are welcome to amble and picnic in the courtyard. On any visit to Woabge you will be welcomed by one of the makers, who is happy and willing to share and inform you of the contemporary craft for sale in the Gallery. This is a unique oportunity to discuss any piece of work with the resident craft makers, who are always happy to share ideas and processes with visitors. Indeed a rare opportunity when so often pieces get shipped to galleries and shops out of county and away from the maker.
Do you specialise in any particular artform or craft?:
Wobage Makers Gallery has been known for decades as a place of high quality contemporary craft, from the initial beginnings as a showroom for the pottery of Michael and Sheila Casson and their son in-law Andrew McGarva. Today Wobage features the work of five potters, Andrew McGarva, Jeremy steward , Petra Steward, Patia Davis , Sheila Herring and woodwork/ furniture and kitchenwood, by Ben Casson, glass sculpture and glass jewellery by Nina Casson-McGarva, jewellery by Clare Hodgson and baskets by Clyde Hoar.
What's important to you when you choose whose work to exhibit and sell?:
The craft is predominantly made by the resident makers on site, with the exception of Andrew McGarva and Sheila Herring.
What's coming up this year?:
The gallery is continually refreshed with new work after firings and batches of making.
Your notable exhibitions in the last few years:
Christmas Exhibitions where we all come together bringing new ideas to the gallery.
Who are the Artists you show on a regular basis:
The resident makers already listed.