Thursday, April 8, 2010

Forthcoming seminar at Ruthin Craft Centre 'The sum of its parts Applied art and architecture in the public realm'

Just thought I'd draw your attention to a fantastic forthcoming seminar at Ruthin Craft Centre:

The sum of its parts Applied art and architecture in the public realm

Monday 12 April 2010 10am – 5.30pm
£15 Fee includes light lunch

Chaired by Tom Dyckhoff Architecture Critic for the Times

Jonathan Sergison Sergison Bates architects
Jim Partridge & Liz Walmsley Artists
Tracy Simpson Safle
Brian Podschies Jewellery Designer
Isabel Vasseur ArtOffice
Yuko Shiraishi Artist

A day seminar that examines the relationship between Architecture and Applied Art in the creation of the public realm and the creative relationships at the heart of successful projects.

The seminar uses the experience of the design team of the new Ruthin Craft Centre Sergison Bates architects, Jim Patridge & Liz Walmsley and Brian Podschies, together with speakers from public arts agencies Isabel Vasseur - ArtOffice and Tracy Simpson - Safle and the artist Yuko Shiraishi. The seminar will be chaired by Tom Dyckhoff, architecture critic of the Times.

For further information and details of how to book please visit or call Ruthin Craft Centre on 01824 704774

Places are limited to 50 and must be booked and paid for in advance. Cancellation of a place does not automatically qualify for a refund.

Ruthin Craft Centre is part of Denbighshire County Council and is revenue funded by the Arts Council of Wales.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Introduction to Weave workshop at Ruthin Craft Centre, Feb 2010

As part of my Creative Wales Ambassador Award residency at the Ruthin Craft Centre I am undertaking various educational activities.

In February I ran an 'Introduction to Weave' workshop which went very well, and I think my five participants all got the weaving bug!

Some images from the day:

Jill Pardy Jones (above)

Hilary Gravells (above)

Kim Disley (above)

John Hunter (above)

Julia Barker (above)
not looking too tired by the end of the day!

Soon I'll be running a 'Making a warp and threading up your loom' workshop - will keep you posted on the date for this.

In meantime, you'll be able to hear me give a free lunchtime talk at Ruthin Craft Centre on the 29th April at 12.30 - would be great to see you there!

Photos from MidCentury Modern, 21st March 2010

Had a great show at Mid Century Modern last month. The show was extremely busy, and I saw a couple of old friends from school and college, that I haven't seen for years!

Just thought I'd share a couple of photos with you of my stand.....

'Second Chance' at Craft in the Bay, 3-4 April

Grab yourself a lovely bargain this Easter weekend. I'm one of 8 exhibitors in 'Second Chance' at Craft in the Bay, Cardiff. Open this Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 4.30pm. Cash or cheque sales only.

Hope to see you there!