Edited: With a little bit of searching I’ve just found out that it was created by a computer science undergraduate called George.
Well done George, and thank you!
A couple of people have asked, and the answer is, I am not taking part in Somerset Open Studios this year.
However, the Somerset Guild of Craftsmen will be venue 171 and will be showing work by Guild members Pauline Rook, Chris Kampf and Sue Sinclair.
Pauline Rook, Photographs of Somerset Life. Specialising in portraiture, Pauline is well known for her rural documentary work.
Chris Kampf, Metal Sculpture. Based on natural forms, Chris’ simple interpretation of leaves and buds in steel, stand out well in a garden background.
Sue Sinclair creates kiln formed pate de verre and calst glass. She is inspired both by the colours of nature and her background in archaeology.
(My work will still be on display in the gallery, but not as part of the Open Studios event.)
My own studio is much more mobile, so is not suited to be a venue. I’ve managed to reduce my equipment down to a few boxes and I am planning to move around in the next year, hoping to get out and about, around Somerset and the South West.
I may take part in a local Christmas Fayre, more about that when I have details.
I plan to do a workshop in Wells next year. Probably just one.
I may do an occasional art/craft fair.
I plan to focus on printmaking, mainly reduction linocut prints.
I’ll be running a one day “Introduction to Linocut” workshop at the Somerset Guild of Craftsmen gallery, in Wells, on Saturday 11th August 2018 from 10am to 4pm.
It is the only workshop I will run this year and will be limited to a maximum of five participants. As a beginner’s workshop the focus is on helping you to get started and giving you enough information and experience to carry on with linocut after the event. I’ll be showing you a method you can use at home, without the need for a press or too much expensive equipment.
The workshop will include demonstrations followed by practical hands-on experience and experimentation with tools and techniques to create your own unique linocut print. Mark-making is incredibly important in linocut, so there will be time to learn on a practice piece before moving onto working on your design. The tools are sharp, so I will teach you about safety too.
I always like it when people bring their own ideas/subjects to the workshop. It is amazing how diverse people’s interests are and it always makes for some lively conversations during the day.
If you have any questions about the workshop then please send a message via my contact form or ask for more details at the Guild shop in Wells.
Booking is through the Guild (Telephone 01749 671112). It is £55 per person.
The next workshop after this one will be in Spring 2019 and will run over a number of weeks. More information on this later.
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Somerset Art Weeks 2017 festival has finished. It was the first time I’ve taken part and was an interesting experience. I spent most of my time at the Somerset Guild of Craftsmen’s gallery where my work was part of the “Paper Prospects” exhibition, so I’m afraid I didn’t get out to see any other venues.
I made some new work specially for the Prospect theme, joining the many artists who have created work inspired by the landscape at Kilve Beach. I’ve been intending to extend my choice of subjects for some time.
While I was at the gallery I was working on a linocut of an ancient sweet chestnut tree that I saw at Nynehead near Wellington. I didn’t manage to finish it during the two weeks. I’ll add it to the gallery on my website as soon as it’s done, so you can see the results.
My linocut prints are currently on display, until 8th October, at the Somerset Guild of Craftsmen gallery in Wells, as part of the Somerset Art Weeks festival 2017. I’ll be there most days, working on a linocut, so please do call in.
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What’s on in Wells?…
My Multicolour Linocut Print Workshop is on next week, on 23rd and 24th August 2017. Booking is via the Somerset Guild of Craftsmen’s gallery/shop.
23a, Broad Street, Wells, Somerset BA5 2DJ
Contact the Guild Gallery (01749 671 112) for details and booking.
The cost of the workshop is £70 per person, maximum four people.