Cyanotype Lampshades

Cyanotype Lampshades
Sun Printed Honesty Lampshades

Monday 31 January 2011

Teignmouth's New Community Arts Centre

Last night I went to the Private View of the Community Arts Centre that has opened in Teignmouth, there is now the additional facility of having a space dedicated to running workshops there - a dirty space ! Which is great news.

Also a different way of having Exhibitions as Artists can hire the space for a week

Angie Holmes invited me to participate in a Exhibition she is having of her fabulous prints the last week in March , so that is going to be interesting - Watch this space for more information ! If you want to see what else is happening there .

Thursday 27 January 2011

Lovely Knitted Bunting!

The Lovely Ladies at the Craft Group in Bovey Tracey Activities Trust are busy making Bunting
I had never realised quite how good it could look

Anyway it has got me knitting as well - If I can do it anyone can !

If any one else wants a pattern I have paper copies available - just let me know! or there is a link to a pattern on my blog

Tuesday 25 January 2011

The Potting Shed

The Potting Shed is a ceramics and glass studio managed by experienced Makers and teachers Richenda Macgregor and Natalie Elder. Developed as a community resource, The Potting Shed runs regular workshops in Ceramics, kiln formed glass, mould making and casting, outdoor firing including Raku, throwing, clay winning, sculpting and various one-off ‘taster’ days.
Set in a stunning location just outside Ashprington and surrounded by the Devonshire landscape, the space has been designed with optimum creativity and experimentation in mind. 
Richenda and Natalie are committed to sustainable practice and wherever possible use locally sourced and recycled materials. Both are passionate about the creative process and in creating a hub for interactive learning, teaching traditional skills and researching into latest practice. Workshops and courses have been designed to empower and inform the individual with the knowledge needed to become successful practitioners themselves.

I went for a visit today to have a look at the facilities - what a great place and really looking forward to teaching there in March 12th and 19th for details about the course

Friday 21 January 2011

Knitted Bunting

I thought I would have a look at what other patterns might be out there for making Knitted Bunting here is my first link to some,  the pattern is included  on the blog of course this can be made in whatever you colour choice is and with or with out letters. Although I liked the choice of letters here.  Happy Knitting !

Thursday 20 January 2011

Dye Bath

I was given some white cotton for the Devon Guild of Craftsmen Bunting Project so I am busy using up the procion dyes that I got given - first colour Turquoise of course!
But If anyone has some more white cotton - old sheets for instance then I would be most grateful to receive them as well as any other material you are happy to pass on for the Community
 What a lovely colour!

Wednesday 12 January 2011

Yarner Wood

I had a meeting yesterday at Yarner Wood to look at the new Education space they have created in the Wood, what a fabulous resource for running workshops in for artists !

I am going to do a Bunting workshop there during their Open Day on Sunday May 15th 2011
As the sun was shining for a change I had to go for a walk

I found another nest in the wood a bit larger than mine , big enough for a small child to hide in, It was made by Artist Martin Prothero

If you want to find out more about Yarner and walks in the Bovey valley follow the link below to Natural England

Wednesday 5 January 2011

Potting Shed Workshop

Smoke firing workshop with Bridget Arnold Saturday 12th and 19th march both days, £90 all materials and firings included.  Please bring lunch to share

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tel 01803 865033     07528351431

Monday 3 January 2011

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year everyone!
We thought the snow had all gone but it returned last night on the high moors , hoping we don't get another hit as wanting to get back to work now the holidays are over
I am still waiting for my Micro Kiln to arrive which I presume got stuck somewhere between Stoke on Trent and Exeter ! Thought I would get time to play over the holidays, but it was not to be.

Here is another blog to have a look at run by a College friend of mine