Sunday and Open Studios

June 21, 2009

The morning here was very quiet, but I am definately off the beaten track and visitors do have to make quite an effort to find me. I spent part of the morning making a few beads in art clay silver and set the kiln going just as things started to liven up. My good friend […]

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North Yorkshire Open Studios ’09

June 20, 2009

Today has been the first day of North Yorkshire Open Studios ’09. This is such a fantastic event to be involved in. Quite apart from the beautiful brochure design and produced by Art Connections it gives me a sense of being connected to other artists out there rather than just working away here in isolation. […]

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Wire Bird Workshop in Whitby Museum

June 19, 2009

Yesterday I ran my second Wire bird workshop at the Museum. I wasn’t on my best form but the students were very enthusiastic and managed to produce a lovely selection of brooches based on sketches they had done of birds taken from objects in the museum collection. I have added them to the slide show […]

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Workshop at Whitby Museum

June 18, 2009

I am just setting off for another day at the museum. I am due to run a workshop making wire birds but not sure whether anyone has booked? I am struggling a bit as have had a re-currence of an old slipped disc problem which is making moving around very difficult and affecting my concentration. […]

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Preparation for Open Studios

June 9, 2009

I am now beginning to prepare for North Yorkshire Open Studios ’09. This means a bit of a shift around of some of the furniture and equipment so that I can safely demonstrate and continue to work throughout the duration of the event without visitors being able to touch any of the hot or dangerous […]

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New large holed beads

June 4, 2009

A couple of days ago I began a batch of large holed beads in bright colours for the summer.  This is part of my preparation for North Yorkshire Open Studios ’09.  I need to finish off some new bracelets ready to sell to the crowds of visitors I am hoping will appear over the five […]

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Back to work

June 2, 2009

After a busy couple of weeks I took Monday off and went to the beach.  It was lovely wandering around Whitby in the sunshine and I picked up a bit of softly rounded beach glass, a small shell and a pebble with a stripe down the centre as well as buying some exotic seashells in […]

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Introduction to Art Clay Silver

May 31, 2009

I have had a very busy few days since I returned from Edinburgh.  Of course I had all the usual catching up with paperwork and a day in Whitby Museum but I also had two days of classes introducing new students to the magic of art clay silver.  I am always amazed at the variety of […]

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Badge making fun

May 27, 2009

Tomorrow I am due to run a badge making session in Whitby Museum.  I love these, it is a great opportunity to chat to visitors and to get them to spend a bit of time looking at things more closely. I will be there with my little badge making machine and lots of bits of […]

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Enamelling weekend in Edinburgh

May 27, 2009

I have had a fantastic weekend in Edinburgh.  I was invited by Emma Baird to run a weekend workshop on behalf of the Art Clay Guild Scottish region, together with Dorothy Cockrell.  We split into two groups and I began by leading those who had some experience of enamelling but had never used art clay […]

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