Last Monday, Samantha and I facilitated a half term holiday workshop at the West Yorkshire Print Workshop, for 8 -12 year olds (13-19s in the afternoon.) Everyone created wire sea creatures...we had fish, sharks, sea horses, jellyfish, mermaids... these are going to be displayed all together in a collaborative piece somewhere in the WYPW building. We're helping to make the next generation very very capable in using wire, no matter what they tell you, they like it really!
Monday, 31 October 2011
Well we've had a lovely time tonight, carving squashes (the supermarkets had sold out of pumpkins...) Samantha's 'evil Prince Larry' is on the left and I carved his sidekick 'nutter.' During the evening, Samantha confessed she had never carved a pumpkin before, and unfortunately, as they were squashes, she still hasn't!
Tuesday, 25 October 2011
|My view on arrival at The Sculpture Park...|
|Bodies busy at work...|
It was a particularly beautiful Autumn morning on Saturday when I arrived in Bretton to set up for my workshop at Yorkshire Sculpture Park. It was a fantastic day of frantic making..
Sunday, 23 October 2011
Today I have been to Kirklees Light Railway with my family (train journeys a family tradition!) Here are a few highlights... the diesel engine, the train driver, and his amazing beard, sat in his engine and the steam engine on the turning circle. A very enjoyable afternoon!
I've had a busy weekend... I went to Sheffield on Saturday to see the matinee performance of Laura Marling at the Cathedral. Such a grand setting for an amazing gig... goose bumps!
Friday, 14 October 2011
Here is a snippet of work to see from the current exhibition at The West Yorkshire Print Workshop 'Screen printed gig posters' which unfortunately ends on 20th October, so not much time for you to come and see it! Highly recommended though by Samantha and I, and I think we'll both end up purchasing a poster or two...
I have driven to Cambridge and back today to deliver work to Byard Art, as the Affordable Art Fair at Battersea starts next week (20th -23rd) and then the new Hampstead fair is the following week (27th - 30th.) Fifteen pieces (clocks, lampposts, buildings) were delivered, and fingers crossed they all find new homes! The Affordable Art Fairs are huge events with lots and lots of galleries showcasing hundreds of artists' work, so very worth a visit.
Here are snapshots of two of the pieces I took - the top lamppost is from Tottenham Court Rd, and the bottom one is Tooting Broadway... I like old lampposts, they're so elegant!