Gallery

Here’s a small selection of favourites from the many hundreds of Liz Mathews’ house portraits and architectural studies.  You’ll see a huge variety of different subjects, some made in terracotta like the bricks, some in stoneware – from a grand Queen Anne mansion to a traditional croft, with Georgian terraced houses and contemporary bungalows, mock-Tudor semis and Victorian vicarages, each one with its unique character.

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A perfectly proportioned Queen Anne house
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This beautiful house in Philadelphia USA was built in 1925 from a sparkling mica-bearing stone
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A Georgian house and its barn with carriageway in between (shown separately below…)
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…on the house a magnificent climbing magnolia graces the facade…
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…and the stone-stepped barn faces a charming vegetable garden
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Newly restored, this lovely house was designed by Voysey, and has characteristic flourishes
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A Lake District cottage with a similar gable, and a beautiful garden
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An immaculate Arts & Crafts house in North London
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A house with a fine wisteria where Charles Lamb once lived
A Hebridean log cabin of beloved memory
A Hebridean log cabin of beloved memory, built from Norwegian wood on a stone base
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A traditional Hebridean blackhouse
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A childhood home in Moffat, Scotland, remembered as it was one summer in the 1960’s
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Wisbech’s elegant Town Hall, now re-purposed, with trompe l’oeil view through the arch
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Stone house with gables and stonework hood-moulding on the windows
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Brick house with gables and half-timbering
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Peckover House, Wisbech’s National Trust property – with its beautiful old wisteria
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– and another view of Peckover House, as it was when brand new, with pristine brickwork and no foliage.  Made to commission from a contemporary engraving – inscription on reverse shown below:

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Two town houses, one on Wisbech’s Crescent, one in an East London square

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The Guildhall, King’s Lynn with its elegant chequered diaper work
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Another log cabin, this time in Switzerland, complete with snow (unusual examples of the original building material not being reflected in the portrait making material)
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The Manor House, with beautiful brickwork – and another view below:
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West front of the same Manor House
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Cottage with small bay window and roses round the door
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The Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel – a complex facade articulating a many-purposed interior; note the traceried chapel window and entrance loggia/colonnade
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Heacham Church – another architecturally complex facade, reflecting the church’s history
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A barn in King’s Lynn with beautiful brick and stone-work
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– and another extraordinary church, this portrait commissioned to celebrate a wedding
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Traditional small Greek village house, now a seaside holiday home
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A house on the village green
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Village house with beautiful columned door-case and shutters
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The Brewery, with trompe l’oeil view through to the yard
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Manor House with superb brickwork and half-cupola door-case
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Stone house with timber balustrade and cladding
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Quaker meeting house, 1854
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Irish Coastguard Cottages with inscription on reverse shown below

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A mock-Tudor house with wonderful brickwork
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Farmhouse with barn and trompe l’oeil view
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The Ice House, Holland Park, London
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Brick cottage with dormer windows and pantiles, and a quirky buttress
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Garden front of Norfolk house
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North Norfolk coast house, with characteristic flint walls
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A charming 1930’s factory
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Cambridgeshire house, with roses on its wrought-iron porch; its coach house shown below:
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The Coach House Antiques, with enchanting windows and antique stone flower-troughs
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The Castle, Wisbech – actually a Regency villa – with imposing detached gateway

Two portraits of a York house, before and after shutters, and in different seasons

Two flower-adorned York houses – one garden front, the other the front garden

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Kingfisher Cottage in Yorkshire
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White house with beautiful tiled roof
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A characterful half-timbered 1930’s London house
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A pair of fine bay-windowed semi-detached houses with enchanting French turreted roof
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An interesting contemporary house in Germany, like a composition of blocks
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This house has beautiful roofs and chimneys, as well as unusual windows

A selection of much-loved ‘ordinary’ houses that proved to be good subjects

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A beautiful riverside terrace in a unified composition – with some window-tax blanks
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The old fire-station, Wisbech
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This lovely house was once a vicarage, now a small hospital
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A house with beautiful brickwork and perfect proportions

Two faces of one house – front and side views

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A cottage up a flowery lane
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A vicarage with mullioned windows and wonderful decorative brickwork in the gables

Two more London hospitals in the East End, the Queen Elizabeth and the Royal London Hospital’s Garden House

And three of our potteries: Rus in Urbe at Gabriel’s Wharf, Whitechapel Pottery, and The Wisbech Pottery, an old stable.  For Potters’ Yard, where we are now, see the Contact page

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This lovely house seems to have a machicolated oriel window overhanging the front door

 

 

 

 

 

A church, a bank and a London restaurant – each commissioned for special occasions

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A tile-hung brick house with leaded windows
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This house’s conservatory echoes its shape and fits it so well it couldn’t be left off the portrait

A town house, a seaside house, a bungalow, a pub and a cottage – all adorned with flowers

Heacham cottage relief
Norfolk cottage with a trompe l’oeil glimpse of garden through its archway
Church House relief
– and Church House, perhaps my all-time favourite – for which I also made the house-name-plate

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