What is happening in May ’22?

Wednesday Morning Stained glass course starting 11th May, that’s what 😀

On the 11th May the Wednesday morning stained glass 8 week course starts. It is suitable for beginners and those with experience alike, where you can develop your own project under the guidance of the tutor.

It is a small class, now going back to 4 people, which still allows for lots of support and time with the tutor, that’s me. It is good to be on a course with others, as well as the nice company and chatter, one has the benefit of hearing and sharing lots of creative ideas, I often been inspired by the design ideas of students. Quite often I’d like to keep their work too! (but of course everyone does take their lovely finished panels home 🙂

The studio is in Hope Mill, a grade two listed building and part of the AWOL STUDIOS, in Ancoats. It less than 5 minutes from New Islington tram stop, which is one stop form Manchester Piccadilly and has a big car park.

I think my studio is a friendly place, always lots of tea, coffee, herb tea and yummy biscuits and chocolates, it’s a given it helps the creative process.

Do have a look at the details and I am always happy to chat with you about the course and any ideas you may have. Wednesday Morning Stained glass course – starting 11th May ’22

New Year 2022 and first video on cutting glass

The Autumn Workshops and Courses and short Video how to cut glass.

 

The New Year 2022 see’s my first ‘How to’ video hit YouTube, not expecting to be an overnight sensation, more of a reminder for people who’ve attended workshops. Please Check it out. 

COURSES: I have spaces on the Wednesday Morning course and a Copper Foiling 4 week short course, do have a look, new skills and fun for 2022.

WORKSHOPS for the next three months booked up super fast, as Christmas present experiences I believe. There is space on the Introduction to Copper foiling on the 2nd April. 

It was a very busy creative autumn with lots of beautiful glass panels, sun-catchers and Christmas decorations made. The slide shows a range of work from the Copper foiling 4 week short course, Introduction to Copper Foiling workshop and Stained glass for beginners workshops.

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Don’t forget, the Wednesday morning course starting on 16th February.

Do contact for more information or with any questions.

And do have a watch of:

How to cut stained glass – Sharon Campbell

I may make more…..what do you think? 

New Year 2021 – wishing for creative fun

 New Year workshops dates starting in February 2021 

Novembers workshops were postponed, most people have had their workshops re-scheduled to February and March 2021, but there is still plenty of places for people to book onto or buy as Christmas gifts. 

I do have one space on the Introduction to Copper Foiling workshop on the 12th December, which has a Christmas theme, do contact me for more info.  (this workshop has been limited to two spaces only)

Links for more information on Workshops below:

Introduction to Copper Foiling: one day workshop

Stained glass for beginners weekend workshops

In the meantime I am having some fun creating a stained glass honey-comb with the Manchester bee design, along with a few Christmas decorations. I’m especially enjoying the iridescent glass!

Exceptional Times

Whilst the world is on hold, and we wait in self isolation to hopefully slow down the virus and give the NHS a fighting chance…

Lets look at some of the recent creations from workshops, courses and those who have carried on at home. Help keep our spirits up, maybe inspire each other to create and make, whilst I wait to re-schedule post-phoned workshops and courses.

I am starting to re-orientate how to precede with work and life in general.  Usually Artists are quite good at lateral thinking, but this, as for many, is being quite a challenge.  Talk about bringing communities together in shared experience. 

It was almost funny discovering this Tuesday  lunchtime that the studio would close by 6pm having just had word that someone wanted a commission, Yay and Ooh!  I tried to decide in a short space of time whether I should attempt to set up a home studio or not (space issue’s, free roaming cat Dr Seuss).  I rushed around, my brain in muddy confusion, collecting tools and a choice of glass together, squishing it  into my small car. How much and what glass and lead would I need…..how long is a piece of string type question.  I decided to problem solve the lack of space, workbench and cat later, one problem at a time. Today is Saturday, I have a wee home studio, bench as well, set up and ready to go! My hope is I can take small commissions, depending on the suppliers still open online….watch this space or send me an email if interested. 

I hope this slide show will  keep those creative juices flowing. Do email any lovely pictures of stained glass and copper foiling you have recently made or are making, I will post them onto the Facebook page to keep us all going.

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Exhibition – Museum of Journeys in a Chest of Drawers.

A Museum of Journeys in a Chest of Drawers – Looking Beyond the Stereotypes.

Some of you may have heard me talk about the community art work I do and in particular the above project I have been working on with artist Rachel Ramchurn. Excitingly the exhibition opens next week Saturday!

Preview 12pm -3.30pm Saturday 29th February. Hosted by Arc centre and inside the Hatworks Museum Wellington Mill, Wellington Rd South, Stockport SK3 0EU

A participative and interactive art project, including stories and artworks from participants at Arc Stockport and Global Sistaz United Nottingham.

“Look inside the chest of drawers and discover stories from two seemingly different groups of people. Will you recognise yourself in the stories told?”

This exhibition hopes to share the stories of what unites us as humans during a time of political, social and cultural divide.

Share your story at the end with our poem-making machine. Do any of the words resonate with you?

It will be lovely to see some of you there. The exhibition preview is running alongside Arc’s Saturday Family art club 11.30am -4pm.

Below is a sneak preview and some of the art works in progress.

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Continues to show Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 10am – 4pm until 17th April 2020.

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