Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Coleg Sir Gar degree exhibitions

Its that time of year again: my BA3 Textiles students have completed their studies, and their final projects are on show. Do come see their hard work, either at our Jobswell Campus in Camarthen or at New Designers next month.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Art Craft, 1-30 June,

The next exhibition that I'll be featuring in, has a fantastic line-up of artists based in or near Cardiff. Organised by the Cardiff Arts Collective, they have once again secured a vacant shop in the city centre.

Details are as follows:

Art Craft
1-30 June 2013 | 10-5.30 daily
11 High Street, Castle Quarter, Cardiff CF10 1AW
Private View: Saturday 1 June 2-4pm
Artist Talk: Alun Hemming: ‘Scale’ Saturday 8 June 2-3pm
Artist in Residence 1: Michelle Griffiths 10-14 June
Artist Talk: Ingrid Murphy: ‘New Technologies within Ceramic
Practice’ Saturday 15 June 2-3pm
Artist in Residence 2: Natalia Dias 24-28 June
'The exhibition focuses on artists whose work either transcends the boundary between what is traditionally classified as art and craft, falls between the two areas or highlights the theme of what is art and what is craft.
We think it is as current an issue as ever, with the development of new technologies used with more traditional materials and techniques, with many local artists producing technically innovative and thought provoking artwork. Organised by the Cardiff Arts Collective.'

Jonathan Anderson
Sophie Buckingham
Claire Cawte
Natalia Dias
Kathryn Campbell Dodd
Michelle Griffiths
Ruth Harries
Alun Hemming
Ingrid Murphy
Mike Murray
Zoe Preece
Lisa-Marie Tann
Laura Thomas

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Weave: A One Day Symposium: Stroud International Textiles, 11th May 2012

Weave: A One Day Symposium: Stroud International Textiles

Helga Matos

Presented by Stroud International Textiles
Saturday 11 May 2013
‘Weave’  is a one day conference will bring together a diverse group of experts to explore weaving and woven structures. The day will discuss how weaving has progressed and developed while continuing to delight in traditional textiles skills.
Confirmed contributor speakers are Laura Thomas; Nadia-Anne Ricketts; Eleanor Pritchard; Tim Parry-Williams; Deirdre Woods; Helga Matos. Philippa Brock (Chair);
These are inspirational designer makers who test the boundaries of textile material and experiment with how far those boundaries can be pushed. The work they produce is exciting, beautiful, intelligent and inspiring.
The day will bring opportunities for makers and designers to contribute their specialist skills and knowledge of materials and encourage new systems and processes. The day will explore and discuss new techniques while basking in the pleasure of woven cloth.
Each contributor strives to push the expected boundaries of woven textile working with design, architects, fashion, science and interior design
Full price £70
Concessions full time students, unemployed and Friends of SIT £40
Early Bird Tickets: Full Price £60 Students Early Bird £35
Early Bird tickets end on March 30
This includes a light lunch and tea/coffee on arrival.
Advance booking through www.sitselect.org symposium booking page.
A bookshop run by Yellow-Lighted Books will be present.
To book a ticket please go to www.sitselect.org or www.stroudinternationaltextiles.org.uk and navigate to the symposium page where you will find full details on how to book online or if you prefer you can send a cheque to SIT office.
Or book through Tourist Information centre on 01453 760 960
Venue: Stroud College in Gloucestershire GL5 4AH
Contact Stroud International Textiles on 01453 751056 / info@stroudsit.org

Eleanor Pritchard
Tim Parry Williams

'Maker in focus' exhibition photos, Mission Gallery

My 'Maker in Focus' exhibition at the Mission Gallery in Swansea has just finished. Thought I would share some photos of the show with you. Many thanks to Nicolas Hughes for the pictures, and to Deirdre Finnerty for her considered curation.

Glass wall panel made with Innovative Glass Products