Thursday, 27 September 2012

back in the saddle



First workshop back this term and what a day we had! I went to work at Wheatley Lane Primary school looking at PSHE (?) and looking after things i.e. the class guinea pigs. 

How cute! I was given one to hold called Toffee and to be honest I was very excited! The teacher did say she was going to check my pockets before I left just in case I had smuggled poor Toffee out. There were two class gps which were very young and very cute. Then lovely TA brought in her 'babies' for us to study and draw. 







After lunch we then launched into making clay heads from our drawings.Using basic thumb pot techniques we used a red earthenware add  a little porcelain for definition at the end.








I added a little copper too to enhance the sgraffito designs.










Sunday, 9 September 2012

Pendles first Print Biennial

Well that was a full fun packed weekend I can tell you. Will over 700 visitors to the first Print fest held at the Mill and over £3000 worth of sales so all the hard work promoting and cleaning and tidying was worth it. The cakes weren't too bad too....







The soil on the floor was part of a performance piece from one of the international artist Buffy Klama and we all took part as resident mill artists. There is a video but will post links when edited. it was very funny as we all fell to the floor and people just carried on as if we weren't there! 

Though one lovely lady asked if I was ok down there. 

A good do was had by all.

Pet portrait commissions

So I have launched a pet portrait strand to the business with the first few coming through Facebook and Instagram. Here's the late...