Saturday, 28 February 2009

Roy Dutton New Supplier at Studio

Just had a new delivery of work from local sculptor Roy Dutton. I met Roy at some of the Craft Markets last year and thought his work would fit into the gallery really well.

His latest pieces have been inspired by the work of John Maltby - who I greatly admire too!

Roy describes his influences as the things he sees in his everyday life, and credits his work as having a simple, rustic quality to it. By avoiding over finishing the wood, he allows the natural texture to prevail. Roy has a great passion for wood, loving to work with native English timbers, mainly oak, elm and yew and often reclaimed timber, such as driftwood.

Friday, 27 February 2009

Altered Book No6 Jan - Feb 09

Started to get interested in 'cat mummies'!

I've just completed the last book in the project - a very old book on The Alphabet. Unfortunately it had started to collapse slightly...

We're all getting together next month to exchange books & will get our original book back with all the other artists work inside. Can't wait to see what the others have done. I've really enjoyed working this way & have decided to try this method out in my next source book - which will of course be on an Indian theme!

Wednesday, 25 February 2009

Forthcoming exhibition 'Surroundings'

I'm taking part in an exhibition at Kings School in Worcester early next month. I shall be showing alongside Hazel Green's photographs and friend Sue Brown's prints.
In conjunction with the exhibition I'm running a workshop on Sunday 8th with some of the pupils hopefully giving them an intoroduction to jewellery making.

Wednesday, 18 February 2009

Indian Inspiration

Thought you might like to see some of the things which inspired me during my India trip recently. I'm sure this experience to going to lead to a whole new range of work. Over the next 12 months I intend to spend some time exploring some fresh ideas.... watch this space!

Once I've sorted through the 2500 pictures I'll add a few more!

Saturday, 14 February 2009

Happy Valentines Day!

Hello - I'm back from my travels...................

Just to let you know that today I shall be exhibiting in

Hereford at the

Craft Market in High Town

9am - 5pm

If you need any last minute Valentine gift ideas??????

My studio is also available as Sarah Roberts once again is holding fort for me - star that she is!!

The studio will re open properly from Tuesday 17th February.