After a glorious hot summer, maybe too hot at times, I had an end of summer trip to a very misty atmospheric Whitby to see the coast and golden sandstone after time spent in the glorious Lake and Peak districts, enjoying the sunshine and the heather turning purple. Now waiting for the Autumn colours to arrive, as a lot of us its get back into school and work routine.
If a creative colour fix is needed, there are places left on the Introduction to Copper Foiling day workshop, on the 21st October and 1st December. A chance to learn a new skill and play with beautiful colourful glass, following one of my patterns or forming your own small sun-catcher to take home.
If you have any questions about the workshops, please do not hesitate to contact me. Thank you for reading and viewing.
Recently I have had a busy time on other community based creative art projects, working collaboratively with other organisation and artists. I thought I would share some of this. Do have a read and look at your leisure. May not be stained glass but hopefully still interesting soulful eye candy. Thank you.
A large community project looking to tackle social isolation, through an engaging programme of participatory events, gathering local resident’s tales, memories and feelings of the area. These are held and celebrated within a big book hosting all the stories. Making the book was my part, along with running creative art sessions with residents to capture the visual essence of the Tales of Miles Platting. Poet and writer, Al Keogh ran creative writing workshops with local residents. A community wide celebration event was held at the end. It was a really interesting project to be involved in, meeting lots of lovely people. I now feel like I know Miles Platting, its history and people. I view Victoria Mill from my Ancoats studio window with much more familiarity now.
I am an associate Artist with ARC centre and gallery, running regular health and well-being works around Stockport.
In the centenary year of WW1, ARC centre and gallery won a commission to run project ‘We are dreamers’ commemorating the centenary. Excitingly I have been invited to join this project, leading participative workshops, creating artworks for exhibition which will be held at Stockport War Memorial Art Gallery, opening on November 11th. Please watch out for more information and opportunities for Stockport residents to become involved.
Much of my artist practise involves stories and or small familiar objects that hold great meaning to those who keep them. Follow links to see more:
‘The Chandelier of lost earrings’ a collaborative award winning project, hosts over 3000 gifted lonely earrings, people donated their single earring that had been kept after the other of their pair has been lost and along with meaning personal stories.
It is coming to the end of a colourful year of stained glass courses and workshops, with all but one class left to teach in 2017.
There are spaces on the next set of Winter classes in the New Year. If you are interested in trying a new craft for 2018 or buying a creative Christmas gift for someone special. DO ring with any questions about the courses.