This year I am opening my studio both weekends, 11am to 5pm
The dates to remember are:
Saturday 5th May
Sunday 6th May
Monday 7th (Bank Holiday)
Saturday 12th May
Sunday 13th May
You can find more information on the Open Studios website and now find me on Instagram @small_worlds_artist.
It is always good to see and chat with all my visitors, both new and returning.
2018 is rather special for us, as its been running very successfully in Sheffield and South Yorkshire for 20 years. Pick up a brochure, that is if you can find one! Or search the websites for artists information. It’s a great showcasing of creativity in our vibrant city. Please do search it out. You will be richly rewarded.
My journey unfolds through sketchbooks. My degree was in fine art, painting. I enjoyed working on large oils, printmaking etc but portability took on a new meaning when my husband and I took up 25’ small boat sea cruising.
My thrill and excitement come not through a camera lense, but paint, canvas, pens, papers, and small diverse materials often recycled.
Two dimension flows into three. My models called ‘Small finds’ and ‘Small Worlds’ are lightweight, portable, and suit my present lifestyle. This third dimension opens so many new viewing points, light possibilities, textures and materials.
They sum up, and excite me, as much as the initial visual experience, but I think of them as a development of ideas and connections about the present and future, especially of materials, and tools, over millenia.
They are not made as a craft copy of the original artwork, rather a maquet or small sculpture.
My interests also are also concerned with movement. Change within the natural world, geological and culturally. The transformation and transportation of small handmade items embracing people’s beliefs and comfort in life and afterlife.
This year my work is grouped into areas of interest.
There is information for some pieces, so please feel free to ask me about them.
The models are reasonably robust and may be handled very gently. The sketchbooks may be handled carefully but not rubbed.
Models and some art work is for sale.
The overall theme is Earth, Fire, Air and Water. All of significance to Sheffield and South Yorkshire. From Iron Age brooches, to crucibles, and the archaeology found at Whirlow in 2016. Icelandic lava flows to marine life. Journeys from Alaska to Japan.
I hope you enjoy your journey as well.
Thank you to all visitors to my studio this year, I had some really good conversations and lots of interest in the work I’ve been doing recently. Here’s some pictures of the studio taken in a quiet time. Remember, I’ll be open again in August 2017 to talk with some of my collaborators about our research into the Brigante tribe of northern Britain, and I am happy to receive visitors by appointment, so please email me.
It’s that’s time of year again. This year I will be opening up for three days over the weekend:
Saturday 29th April
Monday 2nd May
Drop in any time between 11 and 5 on any of those days. For details take a look at the www.openupsheffield.co.uk site.
What’s changed? Well, my work has continued to evolve over the last year, and you’ll see that I am influenced increasingly by my interest in the metalworking of the northern Britain Brigante tribe of 2000 years ago. I’m continuing to explore 3d model making on a small scale using a variety of materials from card to dried Chinese mushrooms.
Note, my studio will also be open later in the year from Friday 18th to Monday 21st August.
My studio will be open once again over two weekends
Saturday 2nd, Sunday 3rd, and Monday 4th May bank holiday,
Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th May
Opening times 11 am to 5 pm
Check the brochure for the address.
I’m hoping you will put these dates in your family diary, and I really look forward to meeting you again!
Time has flown since the 2013 Open Studio! Last year I had plenty of visitors over the 5 days, and I had lots of great feedback, and I’m looking forward to more of the same this year. So the dates for 2014 are:
- Sat 3rd May
- Sun 4th May
- Mon 5th May (Bank holiday)
- Sat 10th May
- Sun 11th May
My three days of Open Studio has just finished, and many thanks to all the visitors who have come through the door. I now need to recharge the paintbrush and sort out the collage materials.
It would be lovely to see some of you again when I open late November, or before now you know where I am!
Open Studios is a great event for Sheffield, and without all the background organisation involved, a huge variety of creative work might remain hidden. I do hope you enjoyed it all.
Open Studios 2012
I’ll be opening up my studio over the May Bank Holiday (Saturday 5th – Monday 7th 2012) 11 – 5pm. Take a look at the site for information about other studios open this year: http://openupsheffield.co.uk.
If you aren’t able to visit this time, but you’d like cards, prints or paintings (almost all of my work can be ordered as cards, A4 or A5 prints), you can always contact me. I may well open a few days at the end of November.
There is a brochure circulating the city giving directions to all the participating studios.