Monday, 20 June 2016

LINO MASTER CLASS

This weekend saw the yard:ARTspace hosting it's most ambitious workshop yet
a Lino print Master class.
In 2 days we covered reduction lino cut techniques,
2 block colour separation,
offset registration,
Blended rolls in inking and
chine collee.
Despite the dull weather the Work room
was filled with colour and
vigorous experimentation.
lots of work was made and
the over flow airer was deployed.
It was non stop printmaking all weekend.
Thanks to Hawthorn inks who had sent me samples to try we
discovered that the prints semi dried over night and did not have the sticky quality I usually find with oil based ink when relief printing...worth more experimentation. 
This was the last weekend workshop for this term, for details of more goings on at the yard:ARTspace go to www.theyardartspace.com or join the yard facebook page, or join my mailing list to be updated, details at the top of the post.

Monday, 13 June 2016

THE CONTEMPORARY CRAFT FESTIVAL WHERE THE FUN IS IN TENTS!!

The lovely Rob and I crammed the car with tent and enamel this weekend to brave the English summer weather.
We were in Bovey Tracey at the Contemporary Craft Festival 
I was selected to show my enamel work alongside over 200 talented and creative makers.
Camping where the fun is in tents, a joke I never get tired of. This was Brown HQ for the weekend, here is the lovely Rob planning a days walking.
There was so much to see at the Festival, Amanda Denison, a fellow enameler,
Ceramic sculptor, Felicity Lloyd-Coombes 
I had a giant budgie moment with the work of Charlotte Miller and I am the proud owner of a brooch thanks to the lovely Sharon McSwiney who was also showing at Bovey
I loved the ideas behind Vinegar and Brown Paper
Sunday morning meant a fried start to the day.
Felt Folk met my needs after I had been given a corsage pattern
by the lovely Hens Teeth aka Viv who made my weekend light and frothy...thank you.
Sunday morning was all about personalities...look who came to visit me? 
My stand neighbors provided none stop banter, thank you Mat and the very stylish
Ben for keeping spirits high.
The super talented Sarah Morpeth was showing work, and I am very excited as she is planning workshops for the yard:ARTspace in 2017...watch this space.
So 3 days sped by, thank you to all the lovely people who visited me and chatted art over the weekend. So this time next month come and see my evil twin at the last ever Art in Action
Waterperry, Oxfordshire where I will be in the printmaking tent and Sarah will be in the illustration tent.