Tuesday, 26 May 2009

Caversham Open Studios

It's time for Caversham Open Studios! I'll be at venue 12 which is open from 10am - 5pm on June 6&7. See map for further details. I will be showing my ceramics (which will be available to purchase) and giving tours of my studio as well as mini demonstrations. Feel free to pop in to see where I spend my time creating, and if the weather is nice there will be tea on the lawn!

Other venues are also open on 5th June, see details below for specific opening times.

This is the second year of COS with 15 venues and 27 artists exhibiting. It promises an even more exciting and interesting tour of artist’s studios within the locality of Caversham centre. Artists have set up a studio to present their work wherever they can, often in interesting and unusual locations. Enjoy this free event, an open house experience which includes: painting, print, sculpture, ceramics, stained glass, photography, video, textiles, jewellery and more.
Hope to see you there. Visit the COS blog for further details.

Thursday, 21 May 2009

The Henley Arts Trail

It's this weekend.....hope to see some of you at venue 13.

I'm taking part in The Henley Arts Trail from 23-25 June at venue 13 which is Jo's house in Twyford. If you are local or in the area you are welcome to visit any of the venues that are on the website, see http://www.henleyartstrail.com/ for further details. There is a wide range of craft on show and for sale with some venues open for 3 weeks. You can pick up a map from the first venue or from the website.

The Henley Arts Trail map.

Wednesday, 20 May 2009

Lilac folksy finds

Over on the folksy forums Beaniehats started a thread about showing items listed in your shop that were lilac. I couldn't resist putting them all together to share with you. Check out this thread to links to individual shops or folksy.com if you want to browse/buy some wonderful UK handmade goodies.

Monday, 4 May 2009

Wall of frames

A few few months ago I saw an entry on a blog I follow by Jennifer Ramos, Made By Girl about a wall of framed art, check out her blog post here. As Jennifer made it look so good i thought I'd give it a go.

I've been working on this project for a while now and I'm so glad it's finally finished. Over the last few months I've been collecting picture frames from various sources, mostly a charity shop and my parents loft. It probably shouldn't have taken so long, feels a bit like I've dragged this changing rooms project out for too long but I'm pleased with the final result.

It didn't get off to a great start as i tried painting a few frames but they looked a bit too DIY so i bought a few cans of spray paint which worked wonders and gave a really smooth finish.

This is how the frames started, some dark wood, light wood and some already white.

After a bit of sanding and a few coats of spraying they are nearly ready for the wall. After many different layouts on the carpet I'm pleased with the final layout.

And here it is. Still need a few images/pieces of art as there are blank frames in this photo.

I treated myself to a piece of work from Claire of Miso Funky , i love it! it came in this frame which is perfect, thanks Claire for the speedy work!

So thanks to Jennifer for sharing her wall of framed art which i love and for writing great blog posts every time.