"I am a textile, collage, assemblage and book artist and I work mainly with found objects, old papers and photographs. I’m never happier than when I’m wandering around a flea market, picking up bits of ephemera and working out how to use them in my art. I like to create stories from old photographs and papers, often combining them with household or natural objects to create very personal artworks. Working with old photographs can be incredibly therapeutic; the person in the photograph becoming a conduit for your thoughts or feelings. In 2022, I co-wrote ‘Artful Memories; how to make unique art with old photographs.’
My courses are about sharing techniques and structures for students to explore their own stories, true or imagined, through the use of found materials and photographs."
In this course you will learn how to make beautiful little concertina books dedicated to the memory of a person, a place, an object or a moment in time.
• Basic construction using new paper and found papers
• Three types of book closures
• Preparing textured backgrounds with found papers, fabric, paint, clay, gold leaf, pressed flowers, plaster
• Creating memory bundles
• Image transfer techniques
• Printing on fabric and tissue
• Handmade photograph ‘buttons’
• Adding hand stitch
At the end of the day, you will have a very personal handmade book as well as numerous techniques to incorporate into other artworks
1 day workshop
23 April 2023 10am - 4.30pm
24 April 2023 10am - 4.30pm
£95 Includes all materials & refreshments - please bring along lunch or alternatively visit one of the two Cafes on site or the award winning farm shop.