Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Winter Open at Oriel Q, Queen's Hall, Narberth.

The Winter Open Exhibition at Oriel Q, Narberth begins on 10th December and runs until 11th January. The preview is on Friday evening and I am sure you are wellcome. There is an online catalogue if you can't  make it. I had a sneaky peak  while the gallery assistants where busy hanging and it looks great. Hope to be at the opening and have a closer look. See you there.

Monday, 5 December 2011

Latest Willow Sculptures

At the moment I am juggling a few things from living willow projects, harvesting, planting,a bit of basket making, teaching and sculpture. My most recent sculptures are of a fox and a wild boar. Both are about  one metre in length and the boar is a study for a larger sculpture that I am trying to get off the ground next year. The fox is a mix of willows woven around a simple wire frame with a bit of cane for the white fur around the cheeks. The boar was begun with a wire armature with steamed willow woven over to create the shape and finished with a layer of silver birch. The birch adds a lovely rougher texture that works a treat, I love it. The little white eyes are two thicker stems of birch snipped at the ends. I have entered both for the Oriel Q open exhibition at the Queen's Hall Narberth over Christmas and the  New Year, I hope they get accepted. Next is a large badger head for the living willow installation I am helping with this week and next in Haverfordwest. I will add images as I can.

Saturday, 3 December 2011

Meet the Makers.

Newport Collective is the place to be on Monday 5th December with a Meet the Makers opportunity. We will have mince pies and a warming mulled punch aswell as lots of great work for you to see. Recently our numbers have grown and the range of work on offer includes upcycled clothing from Wench to beautifully crafted wooden spoons and board from Eugene to jewellery and fascinators from Lucy. There are lots of reasonably priced gift ideas, cards, and charming little trinkets to adorn your tree all created by our members who are all makers and artists living in and around the county. Come and join us we will be very happy to wellcome you.