About Waller&Wood Bath
Beautiful contemporary glass, textiles and ceramics for interior and outdoor settings
Waller&Wood is an arts practice and gallery founded by co-directors Carole Waller and Gary Wood. Specialising in contemporary glass, textiles and ceramics for interior and outdoor settings, Waller&Wood is a showroom/gallery 3.5 miles east of Bath on the A4 between Batheaston and Box – and this website is its online home.
Freestanding bespoke glass artworks for hotels, public buildings, gardens and landscape design
Carole’s monumental glass pieces encompass a combination of bold painting on silk, held within toughened glass. These panels are freestanding artworks which can also be incorporated into architectural and interior design concepts, gardens and landscape design.
Her work is included in public collections including the V&A and Birmingham City Art Gallery. Previous public commissions have included work for hospitals, offices, arts centres and theatres alongside a host of private clients.
Large scale paintings and unique painted clothing
Carole also makes large scale paintings on cloth for interiors, and is well known for her unique painted clothing and scarves. This website features special collections of her art to wear /wearable art, and more examples of her clothes and scarves can be viewed and purchased at: carolewaller.co.uk
Ceramics for use in the home, site-specific installations and exhibitions
Gary Wood’s expertise is ceramics; painted stoneware and porcelain wall-art, sculpture and pots for use in the home. His work is vibrant, contemplative and evocative. His wall panels can be made to order as single items or in series for public or private commissions, site-specific installations and exhibitions.
Gary also enjoys collaborating with other artists and has recently been involved in public projects including ‘Transfer,’ a public interactive immersive event forming part of The Bath Fringe Festival. This project involved working with a filmmaker, sound engineer, lighting designer and a painter, to create a peaceful, contemplative interior space exploring the idea of images appearing on unfamiliar or untypical surfaces, to question our sense of how and why we find evocation in the unexpected.
Gary’s ceramics installation for Bath Abbey
Gary has also worked in collaboration with Bath Abbey in which he installed hundreds of ceramic candle holders containing lit candles, forming part of the Abbey’s annual Advent Procession – ‘Yearning for the light’. His installation at this event took the form of a boat situated on the main altar steps and was dedicated to the plight of refugees and their children.
Teaching at Waller&Wood Bath
In addition to making and selling our art, we also teach. Gary Wood teaches pottery from his garden studio just outside Bath. He works with children and adults of all ages and abilities in groups or on a one to one basis, and has experience and specialism working with children with special needs. He has worked with many schools in and around the Bath area for ten years.
Gary has also been involved in a project called Clay Narratives, in which he held a series of workshops with children and their carers in nurseries and pre-school settings, using clay to explore and develop the children’s language skills.
Carole Waller holds weekly and weekend textile painting and printing classes at the studios and also teaches at West Dean College. She taught fine art textiles/fiber art at Bath Spa University for many years.
In 2015, after many years of exhibiting our work at galleries in the UK, Europe and America, we decided to open our own space. We established Waller&Wood Gallery at 4 Abbey Green in the heart of the beautiful city of Bath, where we held regular exhibitions of our own work, other artists, and contemporary jewellery. Featured artists and special exhibitions are also showcased on this site.
Waller&Wood Gallery in Bath has now relocated to ONE TWO FIVE Box Road, Bath BA17LR – where we continue to meet clients, to show our work and that of other artists, by appointment: Call 07803 033629.