Nothing like two deadlines to kick start the new year!!
First a surprise piece of jewellery for one lucky lady and the second was to send of a parcel of work to Ferrers Gallery in Leicestershire for their first showcase of the year starting on the 8th January.
Watch this space as lots planned for this year including some new workshop dates and a brand new casting workshop starting in February.
SARA PREISLER GALLERY
Catch my jewels in a Spring exhibition starting February 28th at Sara Preisler Gallery , The Custard Factory in Birmingham.
If you are in the Folkestone area check out the Darkness Descends exhibition at Cursley & Bond .
The dates for the exhibition are 2 October – 10 November.
This saturday sees the continuation of the Manchester Craft and design Centre’s 30th birthday celebrations.
Free family friendly launch event
14th July 2012
Crafting History will showcase creative responses to the history of Manchester Craft & Design Centre. Artist Carys Davies will produce a ceramic installation, uncovering tales and memories of MCDC donated during Collecting History. 26 resident makers from the Centre will also donate work to the exhibition.
During the launch event for Collecting History, students from the BA Embroidery course at Manchester Metropolitan University will deliver a series of participatory and sampling activities for visitors. The activities will be inspired by the history of the Centre and will link to the sampler-cultureclash event on the same evening (see below).
14th July 2012
Free (tickets required)
6:30 – 8:30pm
Performances start at 7pm
sampler-cultureclash will host an evening of sampling shenanigans at MCDC. This will include a live sound performance from members of the collective. The event will explore and celebrate the art of sampling through sound, embroidery, word and performance.
The sampler-cultureclash collective, which includes David Littler, Jason Singh, Yusra Warsama and Berit Greinke, will gather sounds, words and stories from Manchester Craft and Design Centre and use these within their performance. The collective will use information specifically relating to MCDCs 30-year history. This promises to be a contemporary performance not to be missed!
Visit the sampler-cultureclash website
My jewellery will be featured in The Summer Show at Craft in The Bay in Cardiff.
The Summer Show starts on 14th July and finishes on 2nd September. Click on the link to view other exhibitors in the Summer Show.
I have sent the two one off brooches pictured below amongst other work to the show.
Gold, Silver, Bronze exhibition opens at The Shire Hall Gallery in Stafford on 14th July – 9th September.
This exhibition features a range of work from artists who either work with the materials or are inspired by the colours gold, silver or bronze. The exhibition includes the work of 30 artists.
Here are some pictures of some of the jewellery that will be part of the exhibition.