Author Archives: chestnutandhazelnut

Adam and Eve

Adam and Eve under the tree

Adam and Eve under the tree

It was interesting to make this purely with clay – no fabric, unlike the earlier pieces. Will she/won’t she pick that apple? See the exquisite painting by Hugo van der Goes (1470 approx) for more about that serpent with limbs….

The fall of Adam

The fall of Adam


Clay and paint Adrienne Craddock

Clay and paint
Adrienne Craddock

Warrior is inspired by an image carved onto a stone font in a small Devon church. This avenging half horse half human figure looks like it has viking influence and is depicted as staving off dragon-like beasts.
We all need one of these to help us through life.


Baby Shellie Byatt

Shellie Byatt

This little character has been lying in a nutshell box all on her own for a while…when I looked at her today I thought she should have some companions so I have removed her to a bigger nutshell where she will find company at last. She started life as part of the puppet challenge on Clive Hicks-Jenkins’ Artlog. I’ll update here when she has found her new life….

The Art Shop & Chapel exhibition 25 April

The Chapel Gallery, Abergavenny The curious boxes are making an appearance in the opening exhibition in this beautiful new gallery. This newly renovated chapel is in Market Street, in the centre of Abergavenny. It’s a beautiful space with coffee shop, bookshop, childrens’ area and pretty landscaped garden. The exhibition opens on 25 April and runs until 6 June. For more details look at the Art Shop & Gallery website.