Friday, 18 July 2014

World War 1 Mosaic Posters with St. Matthews CoE School

The Children from the school produced nearly 100 drawings and I had the toughest job to choose some designs, so i decided to blend many ideas into four posters. I also liked the idea that it's not just about the suffering and loss, but about the peace and courage we can carry into the present moment and values shared within the school and elsewhere....

Branch Decorations at Brockholes

Just catching up with classes earlier in the year!
This was am upcycled branch decoration using sustainanle materials.
Very colorful!

Sunday, 2 March 2014

Aboriginal Batik at Brockholes=Clever Stuff!

Just look at these wonderfully rich works of art! Some of my students sent in pics the finished pieces and so they are so inspiring! It was wonderful being sent a message from a student... "Hi just wanted to say thank you for a great workshop on Monday at brockholes. We had a good time and achieved pieces of art we are very proud of."

Sunday, 19 January 2014

Finished Mosaics for the Smart Materials Project

As promised, here are some photos from the Smart Materials project that I helped Nerissa Cargill-Thompson with Bolton at Home. This project incorporates the application of smart materials with arts in the community. So I helped the local community at Lever Gardens making mosaics with smart beads for their garden installation. These beads change color when exposed to UV light (you can see them in the photo below, they look like O's). The nature scene is on display for the local residents at Lever Gardens to enjoy from their window. ;) Beautiful and cheerful!



The project sees local artists joining forces with the University’s smart material researchers to work with local community groups to explore, create and design different applications for smart materials - See more at: http://www.bolton.ac.uk/MediaCentre/Articles/2013/Feb2013-3.aspx#sthash.JEpPZWbT.dpuf
The project sees local artists joining forces with the University’s smart material researchers to work with local community groups to explore, create and design different applications for smart materials. - See more at: http://www.bolton.ac.uk/MediaCentre/Articles/2013/Feb2013-3.aspx#sthash.nvnjOi3G.dpuf

Monday, 6 January 2014

More Busyness with Wool, Jewellery, Mosaics and Soaps

Well it's about time I updated you on a few things I have been getting up to...what a busy year it was!
I have been teaching craft jewellery at Bolton College, felting at Galloways Society for the Blind, soaps at Brinscall Hall, and mosaics and soap at Bangor St. Community Centre, Blackburn! Here are some pictures of all the fun!.... Also was involved in a Smart Materials project for Bolton at Home, more details to follow!