This month’s Featured Makers Lesley and Adrian of Partners in Pewter
Each month we feature the work of a different artist/maker on our website. Take a look and find out about their inspiration, how they create the work and generally what makes them and their work unique.
October: Partners in Pewter
Adrian and Lesley Doble of Partners in Pewter design and make a unique range of gifts in modern pewter. Their skills base allows them to produce tailor-made items for special occasions whether they are formal and prestigious or un-conventional and contemporary.
View the Work
Partners In Pewter and their work can be seen at the following events:
Hyde Hall, Essex – 12-13 October
Wellington College, Crowthorne – 25-27 October
Sevenoaks School – 1-3 November
RHS Garden Wisley – 27 November – 1 December
Tel: 01622 747 325
Good Enough to Eat ?
Well they are !
On our new Art of Sugarcraft workshops, you can create a stunning collection of cake decorations and sugarcraft models for the perfect dressing of that special cake. Our first one day workshops are for Chocolate Roses, Leaves and Fans on Mon 11th Feb and Fri 8th Mar for people wishing to learn the art of sugarcraft. They are suitable for both those who have never worked with the medium before and for those wishing to extend their skills.
Full step-by-step project instructions detailing the workshop content will be available to take home with you and all materials and equipment are provided. There are only 6 places available on each workshop so book early to avoid disappointment.
The Stani Studios is located at 70A High Street in Stony Stratford in close proximity to all amenities and free car parking. You can see more details and book online at The Stani Studios or call 01908 56 76 56 or visit The Stani Gallery for more
MK Gallery – 900 Silbury Boulevard, Central Milton Keynes MK9 3QA
Thursday 3rd January 2013 – 6.30pm
Join Milton Keynes’ very own Mr X Stitch (aka Jamie Chalmers) for an evening of stitching with a purpose. Take part in Craftivist Collective’s Jigsaw Project and create embroidered puzzle pieces with provocative messages in support of Save The Children’s Race Against Hunger Campaign.
Next year, the G8 summit will be held in the UK, which means our Government is in a prime position to put world hunger at the top of the agenda. The Jigsaw Project aims to raise awareness and show that the craft community thinks these issues are important.
Jamie will be speaking about his trip to Indonesia with Save The Children and the rest of the project team – Craftivist Collective founder Sarah Corbett, who will also be there on the night, graffiti knitter Lauren O’Farrell, and Craft Blog UK’s Hilary Pullen.
Craftivist Collective was set up in 2009 with the aim of tackling poverty and injustice through non-violent creative action. This type of “slow activism” allows you to stop and reflect on important issues, changing yourself as well as the world. Could trying your hand at craftivism be your New Year’s Resolution?
Visit http://imapiece.craftivist-collective.com/ for more project information, and www.savethechildren.org.uk/craftivist to sign Save The Children’s online petition.
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Stony Stratford High Street is becoming THE place to shop and always busy and bustling with crafters, HCS Crafts in Stony Stratford have now opened a new Paper Crafts Shop at 4 Timor Court, Stony Stratford.
Check out their website at www.hcscrafts.co.uk – packed with information and supplies for knitting, stitching and more about the new paper crafts department.
HCS Crafts, 73b High Street, Stony Stratford, Milton Keynes, Bucks. MK11 1AY
Posted in christmas, Craft, craft supplies, cross stitch, embroidery, Papercraft, Stony Stratford, What's On, workshops
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Especially for Christmas
Christmas Cards & Decorations – Wed 5 Dec (eve)
Christmas Mosaics – Fri 7 Dec
Jewellery for Christmas – Sat 15 Dec
Wakefield Country Courtyard Christmas Weekend – Sat 8th & Sun 9th Dec
The Stani Studios will be demonstrating art & craft classes over the weekend as follows ;
Sat 8th : 10-1230 Oil Painting | 1230 – 3 Silk Painting | 3 – 5 Mosaics
Sun 9th : 11-1 Mixed Media Painting | 1-3 Stained Glass | 3-5 Watercolour Painting
The Stani Gallery will also have a range of original Christmas Gifts for purchase including Christmas Cards, Calendars, Glass Coasters and a variety of exclusive small presents. There are many other activities planned at this event which is in aid of MK Hospital. Read more.
Personal Gift Vouchers for Art Lovers
Available from The Stani Gallery for use in both The Stani Gallery to buy art and The Stani Studios to make art yourself !
Street Art & Graffiti Classes for Teenagers
These one day workshops or 4 week courses with The Krah offers anyone, aged 15 and above, a fantastic opportunity to learn about this vibrant art form from a widely experienced international street artist. Read more and book a place on the first workshop on Sat 5th January here
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Something New ?
Short Courses Starting Soon
Each course consists of 2-2.5 hour classes over 4 weeks, so you can try something new without too much commitment. And with only 6 students per class you will receive all the personal attention and support you need. All materials and refreshments are included.
The Art of Photography – Wed 24 Oct (eve) or Fri 16 Nov (am)
Pottery – Mon 29 Oct (am) or Tue 30 Oct (eve)
Jewellery Making – Mon 12 Nov (eve)
Watercolour for Beginners – Tues 6 Nov (am)
Introduction to Drawing & Painting – Thurs 8 Nov (am)
Beginners Mosaics – Tues 13 Nov (am)
New One day Workshops
Unlock your creative skills and learn how to make a beautiful mosaic mirror using colourful glass and ceramic tiles. This makes a wonderful gift or piece to hang in your own home. 10am – 4pm Fri 2nd Nov
Come and enjoy making a beautiful mosaic pot stand, mirror or simply a piece of art using a range of glass and ceramic tiles. These make wonderful and unique presents but you may not wish to part with them! 10am – 4pm Fri 7th Dec
Stained Glass – Garden Panel
Introduction to the techniques of leading so you can take home a garden panel at the end of the day.
10am – 6pm Sat 2nd Feb
Stained Glass – Pastels for Animal & Wildlife
Introduction to foiling so you can take home a piece of stained glass art at the end of the day.
10am – 6pm Sat 2nd Mar
Suitable for all beginners with all materials, refreshments and light lunch included.
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Image courtesy of Gail Baxter, Mediation
Framing Space 13 October – 3 November 2012 This is an exciting exhibition brought to Artworks MK by liminal (Gail Baxter, Sue McLaggan, Carol Quarini and Beth Walsh), who are a group of textile designers whose practice has developed from hand-made lace. Framing Space will seek to engage the public with a selection of original and challenging works, wall-based to wearable, using materials varying from net curtains to paper yarn and metal wire.
To coincide with our Heritage Craft project, liminal will be hosting a programme of free events on Saturdays throughout the exhibition. These events are free as they form part of our Heritage Craft programme. Places are limited so please call to book: 01908 608108 or check our website for more information.
Framing Space Preview Sat 13th October , 1 – 3pm Come and join us for the launch of our new exhibition, Framing Space. This exciting exhibition presents original and challenging works by contemporary textile designers. We hope to see you there.
Cloth of Stitch Day School with Beth Walsh Sat 20th October, 10 – 4 pm This workshop will introduce participants to needlelace stitching allowing them to create exciting fabrics that involve contrasts of texture, colour and medium. This is a creative workshop allowing participants of any experience to create their own fabric made of stitches, perhaps using found objects or creating pieces on a large scale.
Bobbin Lace Demonstration and ‘meet the artists’ with Gail Baxter and Carol Quarini Sat 27th October, 1pm Join Gail Baxter and Carol Quarini for demonstrations and discussions of their work.
Needle-Lace Demonstration by Beth Walsh and Sue McLaggan Sat 3rd November, 1pm Join Beth Walsh and Sue McLaggan for a Lace demonstration. Historic Lace in Contemporary Design talk by Beth Walsh Sat 3rd November, 3pm Lace is usually associated with the skills and fashions of the past. How then is it relevant to contemporary design? This talk will explore the use of historical lace designs in new ways and in new contexts. It looks at how traditional lace techniques and attributes are used in challenging and innovative ways, in fashion, architecture and exhibition pieces. In a more specific textile context, the inclusion of colour as well as other media and textile techniques, together with the distortion of pattern and scale, is examined by looking at examples of Beth’s work. Lace is not of the past – it can be an exhilarating part of the present.
For further details or booking information please visit our website at www.artworks-mk.co.uk
News from Carol at Unicorn Craft Studios – Craft Classes being held at 63 Ashfield, Stantonbury now, as she has moved from the workshop.
Phone Carol on 226306, for a chat about classes.
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