At the start of the Covid-19 emergency I wasn’t able to get into Double Elephant Print Workshop to do any printmaking. Then gradually I was able to get in now and then for short bursts of printmaking activity if I had another legitimate reason to be there (all to do with the workshop being positioned in a public building). Now we are increasingly able to be open for printmaking and I can book time in the workshop the same as all our Full Members. But teaching is unfortunately going to be restricted for some time. However, I plan to be able to deliver courses to small groups quite soon, but in the light of the probability that teaching might not be a reliable income for quite a while, I have been focusing on what might be other potential income streams.
I set off for the Bath Art Fair with very low expectations.
I knew that it would be a well run event in a good location, but in today’s political and economic uncertainties I have noticed people being cautious about how they spend any spare cash on things that could be considered a luxury.
I planned as well as I could to put on a good show, but decided I would focus my efforts on the marketing side of things. Read More
In June 2017 I was lucky to be one of a small group of people taken on a guided walk in a restricted zone on Dartmoor to get up close to the blanket bogs and have the ecology of the mires explained by a Dartmoor National Park Ranger and a bog expert from the Devon Wildlife Trust (DWT). The walk was organised by The Devon Guild of Craftsmen, who subsequently arranged a “Magnificent Mires/Beautiful Blanket Bogs” themed display at the Waterside Mill at Bovey Tracey.
Newsletter 13 is out and about – possibly lurking in an in box near you.
The main focus for this newsletter is info about this weekend’s art fair in the Arnolfini. I am one of 80 artists taking part in The other Art Fair – Bristol. I shall share some photos of my stand on FaceBook when it is all up and running. Plus there are additional notes of a few other activities I’m involved in – plus more links than you can shake a stick at.
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Just in case there is any confusion – this is my own personal response to Double Elephant’s project Redefining Print. I am not wearing my “Double Elephant hat” here, this isn’t the official line, this is just a reflection on how it was for me.
The Devon Guild of Craftsmen’s Summer Show for 2015 had the theme “Celebrations” to mark 60 years of the organisation – a landmark birthday. Members were invited to use the title Celebrate to articulate the notions of festivity and reflection that such milestones bring. I wanted to produce some work specifically for this exhibition while creating something in keeping with my own body of work about Devon ecosystems, hedgerows etc. Read More
As soon as I saw Yume Martin’s jewellery featuring dragonflies and sweet little flowers, I knew she would be a good fit for Urban Bees: Working together. And indeed when I approached her with the proposition, her response was say that it was already in her mind to include bees in her current range of individually hand crafted designs. Read More
The third Devon Guild member taking part in this project I would like to introduce you to is Helen Edwards. Based in South Devon, Helen uses her skills in ceramics, metals and textiles to construct intricate and unique Mixed Media artwork with visual and tactile appeal. Photography, printing and etching, stitching, weaving and dyeing are some of the many processes Helen uses to give her work its characteristic texture, pattern and colour. Read More