Cyanotype Lampshades

Cyanotype Lampshades
Sun Printed Honesty Lampshades

Thursday 30 June 2011

Up the tower!

This mornings little expedition was up into the tower to hang bunting from there - it took two attempts, as the first bit was too small, so we had a fair bit of exercise going up and down the ladder - not good for Simon and I who don't like heights!
If you look carefully you can see Simon and Stephens arms out of the windows holding the bunting!

The cafe looks really festive ready for the tea party on Friday afternoon - don't forget to come and see me on Saturday making Bunting again!

Wednesday 29 June 2011

More Extreme Bunting !

Hanging out of windows, climbing up ladders and dangling from strange places ! All in a days work  of putting up bunting around the Riverside Mill, The Tourist Information centre and other key places in Bovey Tracey. We have nearly finished , just more to hang from the top tower tomorrow morning - do you think people have noticed yet?

Tuesday 28 June 2011

New Glazed Bunting !!

It is all a bit of a last minute trial , being two sided as well!! but I got some of the Ceramic bunting bisque fired and decorated it with underglazes, then I just have to get it through a glaze firing, it will be touch and go as to whether it will be done by friday - doubtful I should think! but it can join the rest of the bunting at a later date !

Sunday 26 June 2011

Extreme Bunting!

This was the morning we thought would be quiet in Bovey Tracey to get the Bunting put up along the road - nobody told us that there would be 2,000 cyclists going past at exactly the same time we were narrowing down the road to one lane ! Erica and Kate did a fantastic job controlling the traffic - steep learning curve on managing stop go boards !

Max did amazing things with his extendable ladder and whilst wielding a hammer, for a man that doesn't do DIY he did a great job !
Thank you to them all for their help so early on a Sunday morning !

Thursday 23 June 2011

Fish Turtles and Dolphins!

I was making Fish, Turtles and Dolphins today at Plaistow Primary School in Plymouth- much fun had by all, now drying them all to get them ready for firing - lets hope the sun stays out for a while! More tomorrow !

Wednesday 22 June 2011

Silk Painting at Thornbury

I had a great day teaching a silk painting workshop at Thornbury Primary School in Plymouth, the children created 4 fabulous banners , the theme was rivers and was linked to the story of Jan Coo - a traditional Dartmoor legend! Thank you to Barefoot for the opportunity as it is part of their AotC project which culminates in Plymbridge Woods in July.

Monday 20 June 2011

Ceramic Bunting!

This was Steven's , the chef at Devon Guild of Craftsmen's idea - Ceramic Bunting !
He made some delightful wood painted bunting - so why not ceramic too? So the challenge was on!
So lets see how it turns out? - I have a school Ceramic project, making Sea Creatures on Sticks, this week so I should be able to get it fired with them when they are ready

Saturday 18 June 2011

Finally Finished Sewing!

Finally finished sewing up all the last pieces of Bunting- Thank you to Pippa for her support and help at this last part of the project - good to have someone to share it with!
                                  Do you think there is enough to go around the Riverside Mill building?

Thursday 16 June 2011

Thanks to my Friends !

Thanks to Pippa and Anna who came to help me with making Bunting and getting it sewn up today, also to Lesley and Jenny who helped sewing on Tuesday at BTAT and to Janet who is sewing at home, nearly finished this part !
                                                              Anna's Creations!

Wednesday 15 June 2011

Next Silk Painting Courses

The next few dates for Silk painting at my studio are Saturday 9 July, Saturday 16 July Saturday 23 July

I have had to cancal the session in Teignmouth as it just wasn't working out, I am too busy  getting Bunting put up now - but would still hope to do a course there in the future. Let me know if you would still be interested?

Monday 13 June 2011

Sewing Bunting!

Well the rain made a huge difference to the Contemporaray Craft Fair in all sorts of ways !
I made the decision to give up on the printing, as nothing was drying ,and we did sewing and stencilling with the Children instead, amazingly they still came along to take part whilst watching the Punch and Judy show that moved into the Children's Craft Tent to escape the rain
There were some lovely pieces created .
Help sewing it all onto the tape is now required although,
Janet did a fabulous job sewing a lot up by hand whilst sat in the tent !
Thanks to all my helpers - how would I have managed without you?

Saturday 11 June 2011

West Country Potters

I forgot to say that I also have my new glazed work on display in the Westcountry Potters Assocation Tent at the Craft Fair
Do you like my lettuce ?

Last Day

Sunday is the last day of the Contemporaray Craft Fair and the last day of making Bunting with Children - so if you want to come and make a bit it is your last chance !

Some great insect bunting has been made so far !

Thursday 9 June 2011

The Bunting takes over!

It is official ! the Bunting has definitely taken over my house
I am getting ready for 3 full days of bunting at the Contemporary Craft Fair, Friday 10, Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 June . We will be helping children create insect inspired bunting there To see what is happening

Monday 6 June 2011

Firing Up ! exhibition

All the work from the colleges who took part in the Firing Up! pilot project in the Plymouth area are going to be on display at the Contemporaray Craft Fair Friday 10, Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 June.I am  looking forward to seeing what else was produced by the other colleges.
These are some more images of work in action at Tavistock where I was working.

Spheres coming out of the kiln

Transfering finger prints to tiles

Sunday 5 June 2011

Bevere Sculpture Trail

I am currently exhibiting my Fern Garden pods a bit further afield in a Gallery in Worcester It started yesterday Sat, 4th Jun 2011 - Wed, 31st Aug 2011