Church administrator's art exhibition launches in Ellesmere Port

Charmaine Maw, administrator at St Thomas and All Saints Church, Ellesmere Port is an artist who appeared on the television programme 'Joe Lycett: Summer Exhibitionist', after one of her pieces of art was shortlisted for the Royal Academy exhibition.

The exhibition is a highly prestigious event that has been held in London every year since 1769. It displays works in a variety of mediums and genres by emerging and established artists and the competition to be accepted into the exhibition is exceedingly high. This year there were 15,000 entries. Charmaine's sculpture 'Cloud Burst' was shortlisted into the final 1,000, which is great accolade in itself.

'Cloud Burst', which is made of glass and metal, represents global warming. It was made by first melting glass in a kiln and allowing it to fall through a series of holes in a piece of sheet metal. Once cooled, the piece was inverted 180 degrees to complete the desired effect.

The TV programme featured a number of artists as they created their art pieces in preparation for the exhibition. After appearing on the programme Charmaine was inspired to share her work and the work of other local artists in an exhibition. And what better venue than the church where she works. 

Charmaine talks about her work in the video below.

The exhibition lasts from the 26 September to the 1 October 10am-3pm daily, and is being held at St Thomas & All Saints Church in Ellesmere Port.There are 11 high-standard local artists exhibiting their work, alongside Charmaine.

The list of artists exhibiting are below:

Ceramics: Tara Squibb, Lesa Grimes-Thomas, Jane Samuels, Elzbieta Jasionowska 
Glass: Charmaine Maw and Nicola Chamberlain
Painting: Lucy Heyes and Josh Griffiths
Textile: Brenda and Laura Sharp
Photography: Sebastian Gabrysiak, Cyd Hindle, Lyndsay Roberts
Illustration Glass and Ceramic: Helen Robinson 
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