Thursday, 2 August 2012

Willow Weaving Workshop Wildlife Centre Cilgerran

I will be running a Willow Weaving Workshop at the Wildlife Park in Cilgerran at 11am to 4pm on the 9th august 2012.
More dragonflies, leaves and who knows what. Contact the Centre on 01239 621212 to book or enquire.

Craft In The Bay Cardiff, Guest Maker Exhibition




Craft In The Bay, Cardiff is the new venue for the Basketry Exhibition which was at St Clears Craft Centre in June. It showcases the work of five Wales based makers Prue Thimbleby,  Mandy Coates, Ruth Phybus, Mel Bastier and myself. My first selected exhibition as a basket maker/ willow sculptor. Hope you get to see it or share with anyone who may have a chance to. The show continues through August and September.

Cambridge Folk Festival 2012

This years Cambridge Folk Festivalwww.cambridgefolkfestival.co.uk was quite a breeze. The workshop pitch had a new neighbour ...the Sky Arts Stage which was a huge temporary structure built over the duck pond, imposing though it was the ducks seemed to go about their business as usual and my workshops where rammed and and and I met up with a person from my faraway Sheffield past which was quite special. I love doing  the workshops you meet lots of people and make little connections and the last one we should've done a rain dance in as we had thunder and lightening and a bit of a splash in the tipi which did stay fairly dry and hailstone free.
Music wise Joan Armatrading was whoopee and loads of others Juju, June Tabor and the Oysterband oh etc etc.
The drawing workshop, the trees, the Den, Corima Francis, the bad joke song. Too bad if you missed out.




Next year some new sculptures I think tho this years where new they where repeats....but on request so ....forgive.