ONE SATURDAY EACH MONTH
Pop along one Saturday each month and meet the artists and makers behind some of our popular shop creations. Learn more about their influences and techniques and browse the exquisite range of contemporary craft and design on sale.
All the makers are selected members of Design Factory (www.designfactory.org.uk)
SATURDAY 18 MAY
Angela Ibbs (mosaics)
Angela creates beautiful jewellery, decorative interior panels and sculptures using unique hand cut mosaic pieces. The mosaics are created from a mixture of glass, vintage ceramics and millifiori. Inspiration is taken from natural and human form, through folk art and style movements.
Saturday 22nd June
Janette Matthews (textiles)
During this fascinating session Janette will be demonstrating template pleating. This is a method for pleating textiles that combines paper folding, origami and textiles. It was a couture method used pre-war and is still used in France and one company in the UK for pleating fabrics in interesting ways. Janette has conducted extensive research into this technique and developed it using a laser for her recent PhD
Saturday 13th July
Jane Bevan (mixed media)
Using natural materials gathered from local woodlands, Jane makes small assembled sculptures and vessels in which fragments and details of nature are held up to be admired and reflected upon. These materials include birch bark, thorns, leaves, seeds and pine needles. They are often overlooked and trodden on despite the wealth of colour, pattern and shape they contain.
Saturday 3rd August
Anna Krystyna Casey (mised media)
Anna is returning for a second time to demonstatre the unusal techniques used in her work- a fusion of sculpture and design. Familiar textiles processes such as crochet and embroidery are transformed into unique objects through process driven design. Glass, plaster, paper and wax all form fragile structures entrapping materials to alter the expected properties.
Saturday 7th September
Sue Blatherwick (ceramics)
Sue makes clay forms and works with slip to decorate. She specialises in producung one off pieces which include references to cultures, landscapes and special places. She uses the clay as a canvas on which to paint expressive designs. In the session Sue will be demonstrating the making and decorating of small clay tiles.