The Pound, Pound Pill, Corsham, Wiltshire, SN13 9HX
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ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE
We are proud to support a wide range of artists and companies in the creation of new work here in Wiltshire. We have three permanent artist studios but we also offer bespoke residencies to theatre and dance companies, composers, writers and more.
STUDIO ARTISTS AT THE POUND
We are proud to support a wide range of artists and companies in the creation of new work here in Wiltshire. We have three permanent artist studios but we also offer bespoke residencies
to theatre and dance companies, composers, writers and more.

We have three studios intended for emerging artists as a supportive base in which to establish their practice for up to three years.


Studio One
Caroline Rudge
Caroline produces work to commission, has produced murals for two restaurants, large portraits for corporate banks, set painting for theatres, drawings and animations for a visual facilitation company, and continues to make work for exhibition.

Caroline's recent body of work combines time honoured techniques with postmodern sensibilities. Using self-taught traditional skills of painting in egg tempera and gilding, her striking paintings juxtapose the classic with the contemporary.

One strand of her current work focuses on the custom of still-life painting. Her exquisitely observed birds, beetles, nests and animals evoke a fusion of icon paintings and traditional memento mori. The rich precious metal backgrounds add opulence to the subject matter, making it worthy of contemplation and creating a conflict for the viewer.

Caroline welcomes commissions and tutors one-to-one painting and drawing sessions from her studio. Contact her to find out more: 07811277917 / carolinevrudge@hotmail.com carolinerudge.com

Studio Two 
Alex Bishop
A career in lutherie “My passion as a guitar maker comes from a life-long obsession with making things. From a young age, I have always tried to manipulate objects and materials in order to create something entirely different. I find that working with wood is a way for me to connect with nature. The simple act of shaping wood to make something functional or beautiful brings me endless satisfaction.
 
In January 2016, I became an artist in residence at The Pound arts centre in Corsham, near Bath, where I now carry out all of my guitar making as well as running workshops and jam sessions. I continue to carry out repair work and teach at my studio in London.
 
I have been fortunate enough to sell my first few guitars to some very talented, wonderful musicians and seeing them perform their music on my instruments was an invigorating experience. Since that moment I have known that I am on an endless journey to continue to produce finest-quality musical instruments, always striving for perfection and uniqueness with every instrument”.

Alex offers one-to-one guitar lessons and guitar making workshops from his studio. Contact him to find out more: 07515440071 / alex@alexbishopguitars.com / alexbishopguitars.com

Studio Three
Libby Ballard
Libby Ballard Ceramics has been inherently inspired by coastal surroundings. Having recently moved to Pound Arts, Libby is looking forward to the countryside surroundings and how that will
inspire her practice.

libby@libbyballardceramics.co.uk / libbyballard.co.uk

Studio background
Pound Arts established a pilot studio space in June 2009. As a result of the pilot and after securing funding from Wiltshire Council, Arts Council England, The Landfill Communities Fund from The Hills Group Limited through Community First, the Community Council for Wiltshire, The Garfield Weston Foundation, The Late Lord Methuen’s Charitable Trust, and individual donors, three studio spaces and a community workshop space have been created at The Pound arts centre.
 
MAGIC & MAYHEM: ARTIST TALK - AUTOMATA
Tue, 7 Nov 2017 - Sat, 7 Oct 2017
Meet the artists and hear about their work in the wonderful world of automata. Artists Robert Race, Ian McKay and Wanda Sowry in conversation with Pound Arts curator Fiona Cassidy.
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