Made by Hand 2012


This weeks exciting news (and a bit daunting too) was that I have got a stand at this years 'Made by Hand' in Newport ..........oh and another 139 makers will be there too. So put the dates in your diary now for a really good day out.

The Square Pegs return to Newport.

  
Two years ago we launched  The Square Pegs at our first show Artery . This week we return, briefly, to the Chapel vestry (opposite the car park in long street) with a small group of makers. This smaller venue has good natural light and high airy ceilings showing off our work to good effect.
 

Elly Morgan, renowned for her 'map dogs' has brought ceramic sea creatures -fish, starfish and sea anemones while Fiona Wormald's beautiful silk scarves are all inspired by her garden flowers.
 Yvette Browns  pewter birds (Small Brown Bird), depicted as having very human thoughts and desires are available as brooches and small sculptural pieces.

Albert, a remarkable yellow cupboard, is stationed below Glenn Ibbitson's paintings of local landscapes- amongst them can be found Carn Beca on the Preselis in the snow and Mwnt.


Zara  Kuchi is showing a collection of recent small paintings with a diverse range of subject matter all painted with her characteristic sensitivity.


My own books have a wide range of recycled and handprinted covers with assorted bindings and papers.

3d collage and Tunnel Books with Fishguard Arts Society











 Glossy magazines are an exciting medium for collage workshops- a collection of images can be made in a short time provoking  imaginations into life.
Tunnel books create a stage set inside an expanding book format allowing images to be place one behind the other to be viewed in 3 dimensions.
See http://nantdesigns.blogspot.co.uk/2012/02/tunnel-books-and-collage.html

 These fabulous examples were made in just a few hours with minimal help.
 After creating the individual panels, each with a window the separate elements are joined together with two concertina folded strips. This holds the panels in place  and enables light to fall between them -bringing the scene to life.


Freddie created this collage in 2d- the textures creating the hair and leggings are not what you might think!



Christmas Delights at Cardigan Guildhall

Have you seen our Christmas window at the Cardigan Guildhall? Dont hang back- go tomorrow to see the full range of delights...