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Sue Scullard - Wood Engraving

Sue Scullard – Wood Engraving

Sue Scullard – Wood Engraving March 8, 2021 Wood engraving must be one of the slowest ways of creating an image.  It can take up to 6 weeks to complete one, even something the size of a postcard, so it doesn’t lend itself to tight deadlines, but at least after all that work an edition of

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Jonathan Chiswell Jones

How did it start? – Jonathan Chiswell Jones

How did it start? – Jonathan Chiswell Jones February 15, 2021 Anyone who has ever picked up a piece of clay and rolled it between their fingers or hollowed it in the palm of their hand, is a maker. My introduction to the lure of clay was rather more extended.  On the banks of the Hoogli

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Jonathan Chiswell Jones

Potting for a living – Jonathan Chiswell Jones

How did it start? – Jonathan Chiswell Jones February 15, 2021 There is a remarkable, thirty minute black and white film, made by Jon Anderson called: ‘Isaac Button, country potter’.  If you watch it on YouTube you will understand better what I am talking about but switch off the sound, it has been added later. The

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How Jo Started Creating her Jewel Narratives

How Jo Started Creating her Jewel Narratives

How Jo Started Creating her Jewel Narratives October 8, 2020 My signature style of texturing precious metals has been developed by using Stone Age tools that I find in the landscape. I am often asked, “why stones?” Well, it stems from my interest in American Indian culture that began when I first travelled to Canada as

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Darren Ball Garden Sanctuary - photo inspiration tulips

Darren Ball Garden Sanctuary

Darren Ball Garden Sanctuary September 2, 2020 For myself, and I think many people, the lockdown has meant the luxury of enjoying the garden more fully.  I have always really valued it but the restrictions of movement have enabled me to look a little more closely and to be more aware of changes as they appear. 

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Tom Pockley Lockdown

Tom Pockley Lockdown Woodturner

Tom Pockley Lockdown Woodturner August 19, 2020 I am one of the luckiest people you could meet. About a week after my 50th birthday the headmaster of the school where I had happily taught chemistry, invited anyone over 50 to take early retirement. I leapt at the chance and after two years of part time chemistry

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Sussex Guild member Diane Rogers is exhibiting in Brighton

Sussex Guild member Diane Rogers is exhibiting in Brighton

Sussex Guild member Diane Rogers is exhibiting in Brighton August 5, 2020 Many exhibitions and shows have been cancelled so far this year because of Covid19 so the opportunity to exhibit some of my work along with the Fiveways Artists group at St Augustine’s Arts and Events Centre, which provides a safe space, was very welcome!

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Julie French The ByYou Tapestry

Julie French – The ByYouTapestry

Julie French – The ByYouTapestry July 24, 2020 This is my contribution for the ByYouTapestry, a project launched by a London community arts group Stitches in Time. They invited people to stitch their daily life story during the Coronavirus pandemic. The plan is that the individual pieces will be joined together to form a giant, historic textile story

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Linda Connelly, Enamel Artist and Jeweller

Linda Connelly, Enamel Artist and Jeweller

Linda Connelly, Enamel Artist and Jeweller July 10, 2020 I work with enamel which is the art of fusing glass to metal. This is done in a kiln over multiple firings, although each firing only lasts a minute or two in a kiln at around 800-1000 degrees C. I am really fortunate because my studio is

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Kevin Hutson Woodturner - Life During Lockdown

Kevin Hutson Woodturner – Life During Lockdown

Kevin Hutson Woodturner – Life During Lockdown June 24, 2020 Life is quite different for me since lockdown, because l care for my father who is approaching his ninety third birthday, I have been in isolation for several weeks. In normal times I travel most days to my workshop, but now I am at home improving

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