Herefordshire Landscape : Beauty and Power

27 Sep 2017 – 28 Oct 2017

Event times

Wednesday to Friday, 9.30 to 4.30
Saturday, 10.00 to 1.00
Other times by arrangement

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Apple Store Gallery

Hereford, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • Train to Hereford, then bus to city centre. We are a short walk from the city centre between the Cathedral and the River Wye Bridge.
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When we invited Rachel and Maggie to share an exhibition, little did any of us know where this will lead. Discovering Credenhill Park Wood in Herefordshire, they have produced a stunning collection of paintings and ceramics which translate the elements of this beautiful and powerful landscape.


Rachel paints in a range of media but is concentrating on abstracted watercolours for much of this current body of work. Maggie incorporates natural elements into clay to create ceramic pieces which echo some of the natural forms that have shaped our landscape.

Rachel writes:

Having been introduced through Apple Store Gallery for this exhibition, Maggie and I discussed the theme of Herefordshire, Beauty and Power. Both our work draws inspiration from the natural world, and we were keen to explore the idea of power in the landscape. Looking at a map, and thinking about ley lines, we found points of interest between our studios,  and found that we both live near old hill fort sites, and that the Iron Age site of Credenhill, was almost equidistant. When we went to explore, we knew we’d found a spot to be inspired by.
Once the site of a busy Iron Age tribal capital, Credenhill Park Wood has also been a Roman army depot and a medieval deer park. The walls of the fort are still visible in some places, and it’s not hard to imagine past lives there.
We made several visits over a period of time, and each time, the woods and pathways had something new to show us.

I was interested in exploring the shapes made by the trees and branches, trying to capture the layers of shadows and depth and that feeling of ancient history being at your fingertips.

Maggie Kingston Ceramics:Inspired by Nature, Created from Clay with Plant Ash and other glazes. Each ceramic a unique piece of art.

I am inspired by the natural cycle of the earth, and our physical and spiritual relationship with creation.

Herefordshire Landscape, Beauty and Power,  takes Credenhill Iron Age Camp as  inspiration and was visited  several times over the year.

I hope that these ceramics and the poems inspired by the landscape will enable you to weave your own stories around them.


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