Devon Open Studios 2012 8-23 September

In September I took part in Devon Open Studios (DOS) for the first time in years.

 

I had been quite happy taking part in just Exeter Open Studios (EOS) for the past few years. But I was aware that there was a strong possibility that EOS wouldn’t take place this November. This was mainly due to the person who organised EOS for the past couple of years being seriously ill. That person has since made a good recovery, but my hunch was correct and EOS has been postponed to spring 2013.

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First go at Video!!

Having come across Animoto I thought I’d have a go at making a little 30 second video.

After all it looks ridiculously easy!! And it really was as easy as it looked. You just choose a video style from a selection available, choose some music from their library of licensed music, upload some photographs (and video clips if you happen to have some) then cross your fingers while the programme does the work for you!! (more…)

33,000 Miles at RedEarth-009

More Artists from 33,000 Miles!

A glimpse of one of the photographs by Robert Darch

Time has been passing alarmingly fast and the launch date for the exhibition 33,000 Miles is only a few days away. I had been intending to show you glimpses of the other artists work at intervals over the past few weeks, but life has been far too hectic!

So here are a few last minute glimpses that I hope will whet your appetite to come to the launch on Friday (or any time over the following two weeks – excluding Mondays).

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Silverweed - offspring

A Silver Thread

Had a thoroughly exhausting day at the Devon Guild of Craftsmen (Thursday 23rd June). It’s fascinating being part of the selection committee and I always learn an awful lot from the other craft specialists. It is exhausting because it tends to be a very long day and we all feel very responsible about how we select the pieces that are going to go in the exhibition and what isn’t. There’s strict criteria and we have to justify every decision. Today we were selecting for the summer show which is has it’s launch on Friday 1st July 6-8pm. The title for the show is A Silver Thread and it is to celebrate the Devon Guild having been at the Riverside Mill in Bovey Tracey for 25 years.

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Derriford staff Cafe-001

2010 Catch-up

March 2010 moved my studio to a new location. This was the third move since relocating Double Elephant Print Workshop from the Old Bakery to the Exeter Phoenix. I had accumulated quite a lot of stuff in the 12 years that I had a studio above the old workshop and it had taken this long to bite the bullet and let my old degree show work go (the metre square boards are being recycled by a painter) – not easy for a natural hoarder, but I do feel lighter for having let go of some of the past.

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