As well as offering a range of products complementing William Heath Robinson’s work, the shop at Heath Robinson Museum sells a selection of one-off items, designed and handmade by acclaimed, locally-based artisans.
The Maker’s Art is a contemporary range of artworks, jewellery, ceramics, stoneware and printed images that complement the imagination and enchantment of Heath Robinson’s work. The makers change every six months, adding more valuable creative partnerships and leading to a distinctive decorative art marketplace at the Heath Robinson Museum.
Participating in the third programme of The Maker’s Art, running now until April 2018, are the jewellery designer Jane Pomiankowski from Northwood, printmaker Ann Burnham who is based in Pinner and the ceramicist Manjula Muir from Chorleywood.
Jeannine Lawder, curator of The Maker’s Art, says “We are thrilled that these amazingly talented artisans have brought their stylish and beautiful ranges to support the Heath Robinson Museum. We are also delighted that Kubera Wealth are sponsoring the launch of the new ranges.”
Jane Pomiankowski The ‘Spirit’ Collection
The highly creative jewellery designer Jane Pomiankowski brings her remarkable hand-made silver jewellery that combines the best of traditional silversmithing and textile techniques with modern ideas.
Jane’s work explores many possibilities, from large ruffs made by crocheting with silver and coated copper wire to texturing sheet metal with lace, leaves and wallpapers. The V&A Museum has already
exhibited her work five times.
Manjula Muir The ‘Oasis’ Collection
An experienced ceramicist and teacher, Manjula Muir has developed her own individual style across Raku, Earthenware, Porcelain and Stoneware. Her work blends eastern mysticism and western design.
Manjula’s evocative Oasis collection of Stoneware brings a range of functional jugs, bowls and lanterns, including distinctive hand-carved tea-light lanterns.
Ann Burnham The ‘Viewpoint’ Collection
Renowned printmaker Ann Burnham brings some beautiful works from her Viewpoint collection.
Ann’s work is inspired by a fascination with the textures and patterns around us.
Ann has used her range of printmaking techniques to translate the inspiration of Heath Robinson’s work into her own artistic style, depicting landscapes, local iconic buildings, fantasy fairies and a mechanical cartoon that highlight the breadth of her talent.