Spent the afternoon in York on a training day for the Arts Award – Discover and Explore level. Interesting day… need to book onto the bronze and silver levels next 🙂 The Home School Educators that I teach with Scarborough Museums Trust are very keen to start on these awards.
Enjoyable to have the lovely Webb-Ellis in my studio recently testing out ideas for their forthcoming workshops. They are working on a couple of pilgrimages and a film in conjunction with Susan Hillier and the Nunnery Gallery and Crescent Arts.
Had a fun weekend on the beach running workshops for the #yorksfossilfest Some amazing sand scupture creatures were created and we even had top paleontologist Dean Lomax building a replica of a plesiousaur fossil. I’m still recovering from sunburn and muscle ache!
Had my aura photo taken yesterday… Kirlian Photography, Very Exciting! Green Aura: A green aura is the healers aura, green aura frequencies resonate with the vibrations of the heart, the center of growth energy, healing energy and unconditional love. People who have green emissions in their energy field are natural-born healers. They radiate Unconditional Love […]
I have some of my work in an exhibition at the Art Exchange, University of Essex. This runs from 13th May until 11th June and features some of my work from the ‘Qwerty’ series – Retro Keyboard, Meltdown, Tactile Keyboard, and Qwerty Cuneiform Tablet are all on display along with works from another 8 artists. […]
Had a lovely day running a workshop for Scarborough Museums Trust at the Big Arty Ask at the Old Parcels Office. A busy day making Bug badges with plastic vinyl, there was an amazing collection of SMT’s natural history on display.
Just finished installing ‘Enchanted Forest’ in the community gallery at Scarborough Art Gallery, this is an exhibition of work created in workshops I have run with various groups for Scarborough Museums Trust. Home School Educators, the Saturday ‘Make It’ Art Club and various different School Groups all have work on display. The tree took a […]
Loving these Delft tiles in an Amsterdam tunnel… 80,000 in total – Wow! https://materia.nl/article/amsterdam-tunnel-lined-80000-delft-blue-tiles/
A very busy day running Drop In activities at the Rotunda Museum in Scarborough, the theme for the day was sea monsters, there were quite a few amazing creations throughout the day… There were loads and loads of sea monsters made, these holiday events are definitely hugely popular and very rewarding to run 🙂
I was invited to appear on BBC Radio Kent today talking about my Tureen Heads. The topic being discussed on the show was hoarding or decluttering and the lady presenter – Erika North had bought two of my heads from a Gallery in Margate… She was delighted with them and was telling everyone how she […]
This drawing just blew my mind a little, I’ve been experimenting with psychic drawing and tonight I drew this image at the back of a full room of people. I put pen to paper having no idea of what would come out and then this little chap appeared, I felt his name was Robert and […]
I really enjoyed running some workshops with the Art Club at Scarborough Museums Trust this weekend. Some lovely watercolour birds were produced, as well as some super drawings in other mediums. It’s quite a big age difference with the Art Group so it’s interesting to see how the little ones push themselves. This timed in […]
I’ve just been sent a couple of images of one of my Porcelain Sandwiches which has found its way over to Texas! Ha ha… the best part of this project has been seeing the images that folks have sent in of the sandwiches in their new environments 🙂
Wishing everyone a very merry Christmas and all the best for 2016, may it bring fun, happiness and spiritual growth….
It’s Hey Clay this weekend! A nationwide scheme organised by the Crafts Council to get folks started with the rather addictive medium of clay… Lovely to see the Crafts Council using the image of my Curious Curiosities tiger jars as inspiration too 🙂
Had a lovely day trip to the Thackray Medical Museum in Leeds last week, what an incredible museum with a huge presence and collection… Amazing! The building is fascinating as it used to be an old workhouse. The collection houses an amazing room full of ceramic apothecary jars known as the Wilson collection… I spent […]
Very pleased to hear that all three Tureen Heads sold at the Platform Open at Morphets in Harrogate, great to see the show was a huge success… Well done Heidi Donohoe on your new venture!
A lovely portraiture workshop yesterday at Scarborough Art Gallery, this was a day of School workshops with 80 year 5 pupils. We concentrated on a technique I use in my own paintings, ink and watercolours with an extra special spray with a water squirter… the spraying was highly popular needless to say! Victorian Day Portraiture […]
Brilliant to be in this months Crafts magazine advertising the Crafts Council Directory. This is the second issue on the trot that has used the advert with the image of my heads… The advert has also made it into the V&A Mag and the Collect brochure among others 🙂
Three of my Tureen Heads will be winding their way over to Harrogate later in the month for the Platform Open, this is on the weekend of 3rd & 4th October at Morphets. Morphets of Harrogate, 6 Albert Street, Harrogate, HG1 1JG. opening times: Sat 3rd Oct 10-6pm, Sun 4th Oct 10-4pm
Very excited to have my Michael Gove busts featuring in the York Art Gallery highlights from the Rainbow wall of colour. I’m one of 4 objects selected from the blue colour range by cabinet curator Fiona Green..