Tag Archives: art in a box

Fish out of water


In the fragile moonlight she leaped out of the pool, took a breath and began her transformation.



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….

Horse frightened by lightening

Horse frightened by lightening. Adrienne Craddock

Horse frightened by lightening.
Adrienne Craddock

This new piece was titled Bonny white mare but as I put it together it reminded me of that Stubbs painting ‘horse frightened by lightening’. I was horse mad and fascinated by Stubbs as a child – by all those gleaming coats and wild eyes.

Welcome to nuggets & nutshells…

Shellie Byatt and Adrienne Craddock have been creating small scale artworks since becoming involved in making bronze medal sculptures for an exhibition at the Sladmore Gallery, London in November 2013.

These new works have developed from a shared interest in medieval wall reliefs, stone carvings and misericords as well as international folk art, puppets and South American retablos.

      The happy couple            Shellie Byatt

The happy couple
Shellie Byatt

     Swan in the landscape         Adrienne Craddock

Swan in the landscape
Adrienne Craddock

Our lives are so busy, the world is becoming a more crowded place to live in, but even in the smallest of homes and the tiniest of spaces…….

everyone has room for some ‘art in a nutshell’.