Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Stone Journey


Have another peep at the post for 6 Sept 2010....

Material Evidence Symposium

Bath Spa University

Material Evidence Symposium 

Corsham Court Centre, Corsham, Wilts
29th September 2010 - 9.00 - 5.00 Cost £20 inc. lunch

'This research symposium and exhibition seeks to identify a pathway that links the academic, the maker and the making. It will focus on how academic research can inform and inspire practical work and how these can work together symbiotically.'

Key speakers - Maxine Bristow, Amy Houghton, Tim Parry-Williams

For booking contact Alison Dagger, Bath Spa University, Postgraduate Centre, Corsham Court, Corsham, Wilts. SN13 OBZ.

Liz, Alison and Kay - our current research work will be part of the exhibition for the day/

Saturday, 18 September 2010

Alison's Work - Material Actions

'Pass me another crisp packet'

... 'skeins' reworked from Alison's vast collection of found materials - usually found on pavements and by the sides of roads.....

Friday, 17 September 2010

I Value The Arts Campaign

Lets all get together and promote art - everywhere for everyone! Show that the 'arts are vital and valued'.
Have a look at the website... here

Thursday, 9 September 2010

Material Actions

Plymouth College of Art Gallery is showing an exhibition called Material Actions.
The 'exhibition is inspired by ideas explored in the March 2009 Textile Forum South West conference, Textile Footprint. The conference discussed the ethical investments in the practice of textiles and was a timely look at issues surrounding the ethical, ecological and sustainable use of materials'.
'The Material Actions exhibition will further question how textiles are used actively to affect and contribute to ethical, social, cultural and environmental change'. It will focus on 'the special qualities
and active role textile practice can bring to challenge these current debates'.

 Alison Harper is one of the 13 national and local artists being showcased.

Material Actions
Plymouth College of
Art Gallery

Life Stages: Mop Cloak
2008, Kim Thornton

A publication titled 'Material Actions' has been published by Plymouth College of Art to coincide with
the exhibition.
Textile Forum South West - see here

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Louise making progress!

Rosemary and I met up last Friday. This is her workshop shed in her lovely garden...

We played with paperclay and I showed her the new book I have made for the work ahead..

The cover did not go well but I'm hoping the bubbled surface adds to the texture! Much harder making a large sketchbook..


Monday, 6 September 2010

Liz - Stone Journey

We found a couple of blogs by Carolyn Saxby which show a piece of Liz's work.

Click on the links and they take you to the sites.... The first is: Love Stitching Red - here

 Look up Tuesday August 17th and search for  Stone Journey ....

..and also  here  - Mixed Media Textile Art look up Thursday August 12th and see Liz's work again.
We know Liz's work is "gorgeous and inspiring" and so it is fabulous to see it out there!

Happy Browsing through a world of rich colour and imagery.... thanks Carolyn!

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Louise is collaborating!!

I am involved in an exciting new project - a collaboration between a potter and myself. Rosemary Cochrane lives in Usk and makes salt glazed ware...

The exhibition next May will be at the Cardiff in the Bay Gallery and will be about collaborations between makers. We are calling our project 'Clay and Thread'. We met for the first time at the Guild Exhibition in Painswick...

We have a lot in common - such as using natural organic textures and landscape as inspiration but our media are totally different. I am seeing Rosemary again soon to see her workshop and have a go at some paper clay! We are just going to see how things develop rather than promise anything definite for the exhibition.
I will keep you informed - watch this space!