Peta is a part time artist, living in Woodley and finds art a fantastic reprieve from the corporate world.
She loves the freedom of paint, and says there is no right or wrong way to use it. She creates a variety of work mainly abstracts and landscapes.
She is very much a mixed media artist as loves to use whatever is nearby and most of her work is definitely a mix of watercolour and acrylic. Please visit her website above, if you see something there that is not in the exhibition that you would like to see please drop her an email and she can arrange for you to see the work.
Mandy Dodd – Ceramist
Mandy Dodd lives and works from her home studio in the log cabin that used to house her puppetry business. She has a long history in all aspects of art including painting and drawing, making puppets, building props and the design and painting of theatre scenery. She gave this up in part due to the physical limitations of living with Multiple Sclerosis. This change helped her develop into the area of ceramics and she has since found clay to be both an addiction and a therapy. In 2014 she appeared alongside two other enthusiastic potters in the More 4 TV programme Monty Don’s Real Craft. This was filmed in Whichford Pottery with Adam and Jim Keeling acting as mentors. Mandy feels this pivotal experience is responsible for her growth as a ceramic artist, She feels each day is a gift to be filled in some way or other with clay! Mandy’s latest narrative work reflects her love for the English coast and countryside. She carves and alters forms thrown on the wheel and decorates them in a theatrical way using colourful slips and stains with brush and sponge. Her history of puppet building is incorporated in that her animal forms all have their own individual character or a story to tell.
For mor information about exhibiting at Woodley Library call (0118) 9690304