Friday, May 28, 2010

Danka Napiorkowska

Cornwall Open Studios 29th May - 6th June. Look for the orange 'O'

Danka is taking part in the Open Studios event this year and hopes you will visit her if you are in this part of Cornwall. Open 12pm-6pm daily but closed on Tuesday 1st and Wednesday 2nd June. Her new studio is not finished so she is using a marquee in the garden, all sign-posted. Her present studio (very small) is also available for viewing work.
Although there are 150 artists/craftspeople opening their studios in Cornwall there are only 4  in North Cornwall, fortunately they are situated close together if you want to make a day of it.
Please go and see her new work, refreshments available!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Egyptian paste workshop

Saturday the 13th and 27th March at Fraddon Pottery
Seven eager students arrived at Fraddon Pottery for a much anticipated and exciting day to make buttons and beads. Barbara Bell began the day with short history and explanation of Egyptian paste and this was followed by instruction from both Fran Osborne and Barbara on the process. With bags of three separate colours ready to mix under their watchful eyes, all experienced fun, laughter and problems. Our masterpieces were left to be fired on stands made by Fran.
We followed this workshop up two weeks later to check our endeavours, all beads and buttons were finished off by reaming and cleaning holes as well as any imperfections.
Then with the excitement of being confronted by many colourful beads which we could purchase from Fran or Jill along with a variety of threads and findings to finish our masterpieces, our designs were modelled and much admired. This was a light hearted and most enjoyable workshop which was much appreciated by the students.
Thank you Barbara and Fran.

Saturday, May 01, 2010

Lampbase making and fitting workshop

Lampbase making and fitting workshop with
Penny Mcbreen
Clapper Yard pottery, Egloshayle, Wadebridge. PL27 6HZ
Saturday 22nd May 10.30 -12.30am 2010                         
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 A demonstration and discussion about throwing and coiling lampbases,
where to get fittings and how to put it all together. 
£10 per member, £15 for non-member, limited numbers please book early
   for directions only please phone: 01208 813308