The Clever Cup Coffee shop is locally owned unique cafe and store featuring the area's best locally roasted coffee and some of our area's up and coming jewelers and artists.
Tracy Jones-De Chevron Villette
My work is based on fragile, delicate and ethereal structures that are found within the natural environment. My sources of inspiration are eclectic in their qualities.
Through working with organic materials using a range of processes and techniques, I aim to explore forms and objects that are worn on the body.
Local artists with work displayed in our shop
Ever since I remember I have loved being creative and especially drawing in particular. I started when I was little, when I'd sit in front of the TV with a big pack of felt tip pens and block of A4 paper.
Nowadays I still draw by hand in pencil and then ink. Once I'm happy with the drawing, I scan and colour on them on the computer. I love mixing traditional illustration design with modern technology.
I get my inspiration from the holidays I've been on to Sweden. It was such a beautiful place, with the most colourful buildings and houses. As well as good old English household items like Marmite and Heinz baked beans. I also have a real interest in graphic novels and the comic strip format. I find there is something really captivating about the square picture layout which reveal stories.
I create a range of personalized illustrations too. I call these personalized drawings "no-me Adventure" Illustrations and they are little comic strip illustrations about people, and the adventures they have been on. To create these, I require photos supplied of the person or people being illustrated and use them to help create the scenes in the Adventure. They make the most perfect personalized present for those "big" birthdays, anniversaries, wedding gifts and bridesmaid presents in particular.
Tatty Devine is an independent British company designing and making original, playful jewelry by hand in their UK studios. Their standout designs are all about expressing yourself in a fun and distinctive way.
Harriet Vine and Rosie Wolfenden founded Tatty Devine in 1999 and continue to run the company from a studio in London’s East End, where it all started. The brand makes jewelry that blurs the boundaries between art, fashion and culture. New designs are both highly coveted and collected by a loyal fan base from all over the world and discovered by new customers everyday.
I grew up with creativity all around – as a child I lived in a craft centre in a tiny little place called Staunton Harold in Leicestershire. It was a beautiful place and an inspiring place to live.
I chose to study 3D design at the Surrey Institute of Art and Design in Farnham. After graduating I opted for a further one year’s residency at the Bishopsland Workshops in Reading and then was fortunate to gain a place at the prestigious Royal College of Art in London to undertake a Masters in Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Metalwork and Jewellery.
I graduated from the Royal College of Art in 1998 and promptly set up a workshop in Clerkenwell, London with the help from the Crafts Council and the Prince’s Youth Business Trust. Since then I have been making and developing my designs into jewellery collections that aim to satisfy my thirst for experimentation and new concepts in jewellery construction techniques in a style all of my own.
I now live in the beautiful Cathedral City of Lincoln with my husband. I have found that becoming a mother has helped me to get a fresh perspective on my designing. Seeing the world through the eyes of my children has ignited an interest in fairytales, mystery and magic and developed a fascination of bugs and flowers that might have previously gone unnoticed, all of which have found their way into my designs over the recent years.
Where math, physics, and sculpture come together, you will find me! Throughout my undergraduate education at New College of FL, I tripped over and then enthusiastically explored the interdisciplinary potential of the Arts and Sciences. While I began by developing my understanding of our physical world through coursework in physics and mathematics I became very excited when I took my first sculpture class. Applying geometric principles to sculpture reinforced my understanding of the processes and mechanics behind scientific systems.
Before long I was studying and experimenting with the boundaries of something called “Math/Art”. My investigations started with classical philosophies of shape, studying the polyhedral solids of Ancient Greece and geometric tiling’s at the foundation of the Islamic faith.
My sculptures reflect my appreciation for precision and symmetry, elements that have always enabled advances in technology, philosophy, architecture and the arts. Many of my sculptures are welded pieces referential to an area of solid-state physics called crystallography.