Do visit the Contemporary Crafts show SAT 23rd 7 SUN 24th November 2013 at Milland Village Hall, Milland, nr Liphook, GU30 7NA
All the makers will be there, and they’ve invited me to join them; there’s weaving, ceramics, jewellery, sculpture, fused glass – and stay for tea & cake or soup & rolls at lunchtime, for a donation to Samaritans. Hope you can make it
If you’re in London any time this month until 30th October, go to the top floor of Foyles bookshop in Charing Cross Road for a stunning calligraphy show. We put it up today. Over 80 pieces of work by many well-known and several unknown calligraphers. Put together by CLAS, Calligraphy & Lettering Arts Society (see website www.clas.co.uk ) this is an outstanding show.
I’m working on some pieces for the foyer of this enterprising independent theatre again, to be shown during their annual “Writefest”.
Having attended their Summer Shakespeare – they put on Hamlet in the park, very atmospheric – I chose to use some quotes from this for two long banners which will form a contrast with the set of smaller ones next on the agenda. If you’re in Reading, do check out the programme. My show is on during October, for about a month in the leadup and during the production of the 7 winning one-act plays, dates for my show not finalised. Google Progress Theatre Reading.
New exhibition top floor Foyles Bookshop, |Charing Cross Road, London, I have 3 pieces in it.
WRITING ON THE EDGE, a calligraphy exhibition on the theme of literature and poetry, is on for a month, 3rd – 30th OCTOBER 2013. The exhibition is run by the Calligraphy and Lettering Arts Society (CLAS) and the standard is high – do go if you’re in London. here’s one of my pieces:
This wonderful little independent theatre in Reading has |an annual ‘WriteFest’ – this year from 80+ entries of new writing, 7 excellent one-act plays were selected and I was in the audience for the excellent first night. I was privileged to put a show of a whole set of theatrically-realted work on for the month – it was great fun to do. See www.progresstheatre.co.uk for opening times. The exhibition is open until 30 November 2012. (I haven’t moved from Hants – my son & his wife spend all their spare time volunteering for Progress, and live nearby).
I still managed to write despite broken thumb, using both hands in Ewan’s class
This year’s Festival of Calligraphy run by Calligraphy & Lettering Arts Society was the best yet – fabulous surroundings in the Malverns, top-notch teachers.
I attended classes with two world-famous teachers, Prof. Ewan Clayton and from Bruges Yves Leterme. Both were generous with their time and tuition and accepted me in their class despite having my writing hand badaged up because of a broken thumb. A stimulating week!
This is a converted school in a beautiful village in Oxfordshire, I taught a worskhop here yesterday. the programme features artists & craftsmen of the highest standard and well worth checking their website if you’re in the area www.ardingtonschoolofcrafts.com
My artwork for the CLAS exhibition All that Glisters has now been immortalised in Welsh black slate by David M Brown, lettercutter, for his contribution to Somerset Guild’s summer exhibition. Click on to www.somersetguild.co.uk for details.
David says: “I loved doing the long flourishes and mimicking the 2D strokes flicks and twists of the pen to give 3D characters. The gold leaf shines quite nicely – helped by the usual practice of cutting the letters slightly less deeply than usual to enhance reflection”