I understand

Cyndi Speer and Rob Rutterford

Friday 13 - Thursday 19 October

Cyndi is a fine artist and has exhibited widely throughout her home county of Suffolk. She has also exhibited in London and she exhibits at the Quay Gallery, Snape, for two weeks a year, with other exhibitions taking place in and around Suffolk.

Her work has sold widely and some of her pieces have been adapted into greetings cards by the publishing company Green Pebble. She was also part of the St Elizabeth Hospice ‘Pigs Gone Wild’ campaign in 2016, with two of her pigs, ‘Hamlet’ and ‘Steampunk Pig’.

She continues to work every day for forthcoming shows and commissions in her studio within the Suffolk countryside, flanked by her constant companions, two black Labradors.

Living in Suffolk for 30 years Rob Rutterford concentrates mainly on garden pieces which comprise of functional and abstract forms, over time they weather into the environment.

‘I make pieces which compliment in colour and scale a garden finding textured biscuit coloured clay ideal. Inspiration grows from gardens, the coast, historical and ethnical reference. There’s always a sense of enjoyment in my work and I look at the process as a kind of therapy and resolving ideas through making. New works have included the technique of ‘Raku’ exploring popular images and memory, I like challenges which draw out new creative ideas.’