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

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…

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…

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

I had another great afternoon with the lovely folks at Breathing Space in Witton Gilbert. This week I showed everyone how to make my metal embossed Christmas tree ornament. As you can see from the pictures, lots of beautiful ornaments were made, with some people putting their own take on the designs, which I love…

Student Showcase: bargello embroidered Christmas tree ornaments
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Student Showcase: bargello embroidered Christmas tree ornaments

I had a great afternoon with two lovely ladies showing them how to make these bargello embroidered Christmas tree ornaments. They also received the materials to make another ornament at home. At the beginning of the class we started a little bargello Christmas tree motif, just to get used to creating the stitches, which they…

Student Showcase: chine collé lino printed Christmas cards
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Student Showcase: chine collé lino printed Christmas cards

I’ve had a fantastic day teaching chine collé lino printing to a lovely group at Breathing Space in Witton Gilbert. I always love teaching at Breathing Space, it’s such an amazing place filled with the best people! These are just a small selection of the Christmas cards that were produced today. As you can see,…

Studio blog: Durham Lumiere 2023
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Studio blog: Durham Lumiere 2023

During October and November I was thrilled to work with Artichoke Trust as one of their community artists delivering community workshops to create the Flowers and Chandeliers pieces for Durham Lumiere this year. I had a fantastic time meeting people around County Durham and helping them to create the components for these pieces out of…

Student Showcase: Metal embossed Christmas tree ornaments
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Student Showcase: Metal embossed Christmas tree ornaments

I had a great afternoon teaching metal embossing to a lovely group, where they all made their own metal embossed Christmas tree ornaments. Everyone was a beginner to metal embossing and you can see what fabulous work they all did. Hopefully the ornaments will all take pride of place on their Christmas trees! Well done…