Friday, March 29, 2013

Second Chance, Craft in the Bay, Easter weekend

A chance to bag a bargain at Craft in the Bay this coming weekend: resin sculptures and miniatures half price, and handwoven stretched silk canvas' and scarves are amongst the treats available. I'll be manning the sale on Sunday: hope to see you there....

Saturday, March 2, 2013

The Blodwen Heritage Collection

One of the first bits of work I did last year after Evan was born was to help out with this exciting heritage project for Blodwen. An amazing collection of hand drawn designs for double cloth blankets from the 1700s had been discovered, and I helped analyse which could be successfully woven within certain manufacturing parameters. With Evan in one arm (yes, literally) I drew up the fabric on ScotWeave software in the TTP centre at Coleg Sir Gar and worked with Denise the founder of Blodwen to explore scale, repeat and colourways.

Am delighted to share with you now, that the blankets and cushions are available to buy online..... contemporary heirlooms to cherish.

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Friday, March 1, 2013

Traditional Twisted, Unit 12, Stafford

photo courtesy of Iain Perry, Unit 12

photo courtesy of Iain Perry, Unit 12

Am delighted to share some images of four new Resonate sculptures made especially for 'Traditional Twisted' at Unit 12, a brilliant applied art gallery in Staffordshire. This exhibition celebrates designer-makers who work in traditional techniques and processes but with a contemporary twist taking the crafts into new territory.

The exhibition opens tomorrow, 2nd March 2013 and continues until the 25th May. I thoroughly recommend a visit (I can't wait to go see my work in situ!). As well as the exhibition, you can see studio makers at work, and there is also a very inspiring programme of workshops.

Each sculpture is made using my trademark techniques of cotton and silk threads in gradating hues cast in high quality acrylic resin. The sculptures each measure 20x20x6cm.

Gallery Opening Times

Thursday - Saturday 
10.00 - 4.00pm 

Unit Twelve Gallery
Tixall Heath Farm
ST18 0XX

tel: 07811 460494