Monday 28 April 2014

New work on etsy

I have been neglecting my Etsy shop and it had got quite empty as I had withdrawn items to sell in my studio at the weekend. I have now restocked so if you are interested in any of these pieces they are for sale HERE

Thursday 24 April 2014

The Book Apocathery

My studio will be open all this weekend ( 26/27 April) as part of a special "Paper and Print" event at The Hearth in conjunction with the Hexham Book Festival.  There will be illustrators, small publishers , book artists and The Bewick Society and in my studio I will be showing a small collection of book related art work in suitcases called The Book Apocathery. I wasn't involved in the project myself but am very happy to showcase the work of others particularly this beautiful installation by Teresa Easton based on her reading of The Origin of the Species.
Hope to see you at The Hearth this weekend.


Monday 21 April 2014

Easter weekend

Lovely weekend with family and gardening at home, the allotment and my son's garden. Best thing seen was this photograph in an exhibition at the wonderful Woodhorn Colliery Museum.  A bit surreal, the elephants are pulling an elephant skeleton presumably to the Hancock Museum. Taken in Newcastle -  late Victorian. The exhibition is well worth a visit. Prints of lantern slides found in the Northumberland Archives by an unknown photographer.

Saturday 19 April 2014

Thursday 17 April 2014

A new book

I have gone back to book formats in my newest work. It will be on show for the first time at our Open Studios event next weekend.

Tuesday 15 April 2014

Paper and Print Open Studios Event

My studio will be open on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th April.

You might have visited us at The Hearth before but I urge you to come again this weekend as we are making it a really special event in conjunction with Hexham Book Festival. We have invited publishers, book binders and illustrators to take part and also joining us will be the Bewick Society with a display of Thomas Bewick's work, accompanied by contemporary wood cuts by Chris Daunt. I am really excited that my studio will be given over to an exhibition of  artists' books installations from The Book Apocathery.  The book forms are shown within old suitcases and are designed to be interacted with so do come and look inside. I will be showing lots of new work too which I will blog about within the next few days.
In the church there will be a display of a facsimile of The Lindisfarne Gospels and children's storytelling on the saturday afternoon.

Here is a list of the people you can see exhibiting that weekend.

Paper & Print - Open Studios 2014
NEW Paintings, original prints & drawings, clocks, jewellery, ceramics, woven, felted & embroidered textiles from our 10 resident artists, plus invited publishers, book artists, illustrators and book binders. Linking in with Hexham Book Festival. There will be a
facsimile of the Lindisfarne Gospels on display in the Church.
Cathy Duncan, Drawings & Linocuts    
 Sue Bennett, artist and bookbinder
Ruth Hicken, Textiles Through Time             
The Bewick Society, wood engravings & books
David Holliday, Watercolours                       
  The Book Apothecary, artists’ books
Melanie Hopwood, Ceramics                         

Homeward Bound Books, handmade notebooks
Ellie Langley, British wool feltmaker              

Iron Press, publisher of poetry, plays & fiction
Kim Lewis, Illustrations and Prints                 

Kate Jackson, handmade books
Sara Jane Palmer, Ceramics                         

Red Squirrel Press, independent publisher
Mandy Pattullo, Textiles and Prints                

Set of Drawers, freelance illustrators & artists
Jill Stewart, Jewellery and clocks        

  Sylvia Lynch, illustrator
Rebecca Vincent, Original prints

The Hearth Cafe, will be serving fair-trade teas and coffees, home baked cakes and scones,
snacks, light lunches and Sunday dinners. 
For directions, to find out more about the exhibitors and to sign up for our newsletter,
Facebook;         The Hearth Arts Centre & Café
Twitter;         @TheHearthArt
The Hearth, Horsley, Northumberland, NE15 0NT

Thursday 10 April 2014

A new appliqué

I am very lucky to be given bits and pieces to use in my work. This applique is on to the base of a beautiful old quilt fragment sent to me from Scotland.