The documentary on National Geographics channel will be aired sometime in May 2016, but filming will take place this week somewhere in SE Wales.
I started making these little pod sculptures when my father became ill in the Summer of 2014, and I have kept coming back to them throughout his illness and after his death.
The writing describes in many different voices how much we gain from the felines in our lives; mentioned in almost every quote I received were references about cats’ peaceful nature and air of wisdom, and the sense of love, joy, comfort and relaxation we gain from watching and stroking our pet cats.
Etsy unites the best of UK craft with an exhibition in partnership with Tent London, the Crafts Council and arts organisations in England, Scotland, N. Ireland and Wales. A diverse and exciting selection of contemporary craft from the four corners our country, tied together by the quality of making.
The red colour of this plant is obtained from the roots, and the plant needs to be at least 3 years old before use can be made of it.
Over the years I have experimented with dyeing with kitchen scraps (think onion skins and carrot tops) and with dye plants grown specifically for this purpose (woad), as well as a delightful, inspirational and ongoing foray into eco-printing with leaves and rust.
Although I always knew that the space was available on a temporary basis only, I still felt a jolt of sadness when the order to move out finally came.
We are sad to say goodbye to ceramicist extraordinaire Hans Borgonjon, who is off to pastures new and ambitious, and welcome back Anja Grix from Knopf Designs, who makes inventive and clever use of broken crockery in her jewellery and gifts.
The workshop coincided with the final week of Black Sheep – the darker side of felt, a touring exhibition organized by the National Centre for Craft & Design (NCCD) and currently shown in Bilston’s beautiful gallery space.