Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Retro/Prospective: 25+ Years of Art Textiles and Sculpture, Brown Grotta Arts

I was delighted to recently have the above new work included in the Brown Grotta Arts exhibition entitled Retro/Prospective: 25+ Years of Art Textiles and Sculpture  A subtly gradating palette of about 20 different yarns in cotton, silk, rayon and lurex was used in my trademark 'Loose Threads' arrangement. The threads are encapsulated in acrylic resin and cast into a gently curved arc. The exhibition can now be viewed online - do go check out the inspirational gallery photographs and, as ever, I'm rather humbled to have work seen alongside some seminal names in the world of fibre art.

With thanks to the Arts Council of Wales: this work was made as part of my Creative Wales Ambassador Award.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Open Studio this coming weekend

Hope to see you at Model House this coming weekend! Mince pies and chocolates available as extra temptation in my studio......

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Made by Hand, Tredegar House, Newport

Just wanted to share some photographs with you of my stand at the Made by Hand craft fair in Tredegar House, Newport. Its been rather frenetic making lots of new work over the last few weeks in time for this show, but very much worth it as its such a good event for me. I've created a new collection of jacquard woven framed works, all based on photographs on the Welsh landscape, meadows, trees and hedgerows. There are also lots of new Resonate sculptures and some brand new turned wooden vessels, wrapped with silk, cotton and linen threads: a new way to transform threads into something three dimensional.

Tomorrow (Sunday 2nd Dec) is the final day of the fair, so hotfoot it down there if you can! There is so much inspiring and affordable work to treat yourself or loved ones this Christmas. Its open from 10-5pm and there is a lovely on-site cafe selling tempting food. Hope to see you there.....

Adult Day Ticket £6
Accompanied children under 14 FREE
Concessions (aged 15-18, students, unwaged & OAPS) £5
Family Day Ticket (2 Adults & 2 Children aged 15-18) £16