Friday, 31 December 2010
Monday, 29 November 2010
Wednesday, 10 November 2010
My lovely sister Kate Haywood has become an AA2A artist and will be developing new works at Huddersfield University. You can view her AA2A page here
"The AA2A project provides placements for visual artists and designer makers in Higher and Further Education institutions across England. In 2010/2011, AA2A schemes will run in 31 institutions, providing 124 placements nationally. In the last 11 years, over 1,100 participants have had the opportunity to undertake a period of research or realise a project, using workshops and supporting facilities in participating fine art and design departments."
Wednesday, 3 November 2010
Iris Bodemer is showing new work at Gallery Marzee from 10 October until 15 December 2010. Many of the current works utilise bronze, very beautiful works.
Ute Eitzenhöfer and Tabea Reulecke are also showing at the gallery.
Monday, 1 November 2010
Battle, in East Sussex.
I visited the location for The Battle of Hastings which was fought between Harold the Saxon king and William the Conqueror in 1066. It's actually about 6 miles away from Hastings.
It was an overcast rainy day when I visited. Standing on Senlac Hill I tried to imagine the Battle, which happened in mid October, so the weather might have been as grim then. The fighting went on all day. Harold and his 5,000 men were outnumbered by William and his 1,500 men. A sad day in English History.
Happy Halloween one and all...here are some pics of the treats we had at the ready last night, but unfortunately no callers came to trick or treat. I made a skull lantern this year, and pumpkin soup with the innards and teeth from the pumpkin seeds (with chili and salt, yum). Another Summer's End to celebrate and getting ready for the winter months ahead. For the darker days I look forward to open fires, kicking through the leaves and preparing surprises for Christmas.
Thanks to Gabby for the beautiful decorations, Happy Día de los Muertos!...will Keep the decorations up for Tuesday!
Tuesday, 12 October 2010
'Urtica Genial' Pendant. Silver, Wood. by Leonor Hipólito
Steinbeisser is a traveling project, a temporary platform for independent artists working wearable art and contemporary jewellery. Its meaning 'Rockbiter' is a reflection of the continuous process of change in location and perception.
Tabea Reulecke is showing new work at Gallery Marzee from 10th October until 15th December 2010.
Alongside Tabea's work Gallery Marzee is also showing jewellery from Iris Bodemer,Ute Eitzenhöfer and Stefano Marchetti.
Congratulations Tabea and thanks for the invite!
Monday, 11 October 2010
Heather Belcher is showing at Pairings, a cross disciplinary collaboration in craft and design at the Manchester Metropolitan University Special Collections Gallery.
p a i r i n g s
Until 13 November 2010
MMU Special Collections Gallery,
Sir Kenneth Green Library
I found this frog in one of my tub-trugs on Sunday....it rained a lot last week and the tub was filled with water. The blue plastic made it look like the frog was in a swimming pool, looked very funny....I made sure it could get out again after he had finished his lengths.
An update from Age UK. The deadline for sending in hats has been extended by two weeks so you have until October 29th...great news if you want to take part but have not started yet. They want to reach One Million pounds this year, wouldn't that be great!
You can send your hats directly to Age UK at:
The Big Knit
207-221 Pentonville Road
Wednesday, 6 October 2010
Inspired By Morris
9 October - 24 December 2010
A group show of contemporary art and craft inspired by the life and work of William Morris. Over 50 London based artists have contributed work in all media- from prints and ceramics to film and photography. The exhibits will be on display alongside Morris’ own work so visitors can compare old and new and look afresh at Morris’ artistic legacy.
I am showing a new work in this exhibition entitled "Miniature Garden"
William Morris Gallery
Walthamstow E17 4PP
Tel 020 8496 4390
Tuesday, 5 October 2010
Tuesday, 21 September 2010
Galerie Schmuckfrage, Berlin
"Since 1984 The Erfurter Schmucksymposium takes place every two years for two weeks. The Schmucksymposium aims to establish and foster national and international contacts, facilitate the creative work of jewelry artists through the exchange of experience, the exploration of possibilities in the design and execution of jewelry, and expand the understanding of jewelry."
Volker Atrops (Germany), Iris Bodemer (Germany), Daniela Boieri (Italy), Heike Gruber (Germany), Federica Pallaver (Italy), Mandy Rasch (Germany),Philip Sajet (Netherlands), Dana Seachuga (Israel/ Netherlands), Beate Klockmann (Germany), Fabrizio Tridenti (Italy).
Read more about it here