Student showcase: metal embossed coasters
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Student showcase: metal embossed coasters

I had a great day at Wark Town Hall and Mechanics Institute on Tuesday, teaching metal embossing to an enthusiastic group, as part of Highlights Rural Touring Scheme. Everyone really embraced the techniques and they all made beautiful coasters, with some even working on their own designs, which I love! Scroll through the carousel above…

Student showcase: metal embossed coasters
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Student showcase: metal embossed coasters

Yesterday I had a fantastic day at Armathwaite Old School Hall as part of Highlights Rural Touring Scheme, teaching metal embossing to a lovely, enthusiastic group. This workshop is suitable for beginners to metal embossing, and I took everyone through transferring a design to the metal, to embossing techniques and then how to add an aging…

Student showcase: metal embossed hearts
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Student showcase: metal embossed hearts

I had a really fun afternoon with my weekly community workshop, where we worked on these metal embossed hearts, which are based on tradition ‘corazones mexicanos’. As this was a two hour workshop, I drew out an initial template for everyone to work with, and showed everyone how to use this to create the basic…

Student showcase: Floral chine collé lino prints
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Student showcase: Floral chine collé lino prints

On Sunday I had a fantastic day at the Arnside Educational Institute teaching chine collé lino printing to a wonderfully enthusiastic group, as part of Highlights Rural Touring Scheme. Chine collé is a fun lino printing technique, combining collage with lino printing and produces some really spectacular results, even with simple lino printed motifs. This…

Student showcase: metal embossed house numbers
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Student showcase: metal embossed house numbers

I had a great afternoon with two lovely ladies who came on my copper embossed house number workshop today. Neither had done metal embossing before, but just look at these beautiful house numbers that they made! Aren’t they wonderful? We went through the process from the beginning, going through all the tools and materials and…

Student Showcase: metal embossed Christmas tree ornaments
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Student Showcase: metal embossed Christmas tree ornaments

I’ve had a lovely afternoon teaching a private party how to create my metal embossed Christmas tree baubles. One lady has been on one of my metal embossing workshops before, but the rest were all complete beginners, and as you can see, they all did brilliantly! Thanks so much to the host for welcoming me…

Studio blog: Bishop Auckland Town Hall Open Art Exhibition
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Studio blog: Bishop Auckland Town Hall Open Art Exhibition

Last night was opening night at the Open Exhibition at Bishop Auckland Town Hall. I was over the moon to have three of my Celtic knotwork pieces selected for the exhibition. The exhibition is on until 17th February, so if you’re in the area do go along and see it. There are so many fantastic…

Student Showcase: lino printed Christmas cards
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Student Showcase: lino printed Christmas cards

I had such a great morning at Newcastle Carers showing a lovely group how to create lino printed Christmas cards. I took in a selection of designs to work from, and once I’d shown everyone the basics, everyone added their own little touches to the designs and made them their own. Everyone was able to…