Nicholson Antigua

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Category: Sports / Education / Entertainment / Arts and Crafts
Location: Antigua and Barbuda
Phone: Show Phone 1-268-770-7888 or 1-268-
Full address Show Full address Saint George, Dockyard Drive English Harbour St. Paul's, Antigua
Email: Show Email arawakart@yahoo.com

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Located conveniently on the main road in English Harbour, this is a treasure chest of beautiful artwork and hand crafted jewellery.  Specializing in ocean inspired pieces made by artists who live here in Antigua or travel frequently to the islands, this fine selection of multi-media art reflects the physical and spiritual beauty of the Caribbean.   The Rhythm of Blue Art Gallery is the show room for Antiguan born artist Nancy Nicholson who digs the clay for her distinctive one of a kind pottery here on the island. Nancy’s interest in pottery and art first began when she spent her early years scouring the hills of Antigua with her father, Desmond Nicholson, looking for archaeological finds that dated back to the indigenous Arawak Amerindians.   Following a pottery apprenticeship in Vermont, in 1984 Nancy loaded a schooner with bricks to build a kiln and set sail for home where she has been producing functional and decorative one off pieces. After 25 years of making pottery, she still digs her clay on island. Her pottery, with its signature blue glazes inspired by the Caribbean Sea, has found its way into homes all across the globe.   Alongside Nancy's electric blue pottery on display  you will find a fine selection of original oil paintings including Bruce Smith’s whimsical Caribbean art featuring  rum shops and local village scenes, a vibrant show of Naydene Gonella's rich textured oil canvases, watercolours by David Cadogen and Nicola Dixon, copper sculptures by Aragorn a selection of wonderful cards and prints and a stunning collection of handmade silver and gold jewellery incorporating natural pearls, carved fossils and selected gem stones.   You will be welcomed to this exciting and vibrant creative experience by Jazmiry and if you are interested in meeting any of the artists in person we welcome making that opportunity happen. Nancy's pottery studio is open by appointment if you are interested in seeing the hands on process.

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