June 10, 2012 Leave a comment
I am just about to go into the studio and open ready for today’s event. I will also be open on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th June 2012 and open during the week 11th to 14th June by appointment. During Open Studios I will be demonstrating a variety of techniques during the day, starting at 11am – including making unique silver jewellery using art clay silver.
The road from Egton to Glaisdale is going to be closed near Beggars Bridge for three weeks during the period of Open Studios. To get to Glaisdale you will have to approach via Lealholm or Rosedale. This affects anyone intending to visit – but it will be worth the trip to see my wonderful new studio, watch demos and buy something from my new ranges of work.
Yesterday I did a few demonstrations of lamp work bead making, creating some tiny bumpy beads for a necklace I have planned. Today I will be doing a bit of work on a large pendant using art clay silver. I love working in and teaching metal clay. It is great for creating interesting three dimensional pieces with unique textures. I am currently working on is a little architectural piece, part of my new range of work inspired by some of the many buildings I visited and studied while I taught history of architecture and design (a few years ago now). For the past few years I have created work inspired mainly by my local environment – plants and flowers and the patterns of the landscape and it has taken me a while to come around to the idea of using my architectural studies and love of historical places as a theme for work.
Yesterday was lovely, a nice mix of regular visitors and new faces and I am hoping for more visitors again today.