I am delighted that my new work has been featured in the Yorkshire edition of Living North magazine as part of a write up of artists response to Tour de Yorkshire. Lovely to see the work of other artists with the same inspiration too. Read the article here.
The Creative Glass Society is creating a wall of glass postcards for the 2015 International Festival of Glass being held in Stourbridge this May. 180 members of the CGS have produced their own response to a call for a 15 x 10 cm postcard. Here is mine.
My glass postcard shows Stoodley Pike which sits on the moors above Todmorden and Hebden Bridge. In creating it I have used a variety of glass techniques I have learnt over the years and it has visited the kiln four times for firing.
The exhibition runs from Friday 29 May to Sunday 28 June, with an opening event on Thursday 28 May. Admission to the exhibition is free, with the exception of 28 – 31 May when the Ruskin Glass Centre charges an admission fee during the glass festival
.For more information visit http://www.ifg.org.uk
I am delighted to announce that my new work is now ready for sale. have spent the last couple of months working on additions to my Yorkshire Cyclist Collection and am now ready to officially launch it on the world. I have created 6 new images adding Wakefield, Selby, Bridlington and Scarborough to my collection which together with my previous images of York and Leeds cover the six start and finish towns of this year’s race.
Being a big fan of the East Coast I have also added Whitby and Robinhood’s Bay thus creating a set of four seaside images.
All my images are available as coasters, cards and prints and can be bought online. They will begin appearing in the galleries and shops that stock my work over the next month.
To celebrate my new work I will be announcing a special offer on all my Tour de Yorkshire range next week. Sign up to receive my newsletter to learn more.
I will also taking my new work (and old) to Whitby for Easter weekend and to the British Craft Trade Fair. If you are visiting do come and say hello.
I was delighted to hear that this year’s Tour de Yorkshire was taking in the East Coast. It gave me an excuse to spend a couple of days in one of my favourite parts of Yorkshire. The results, four more images that will soon be available as coasters, prints and cards and a lovely row of glass beach huts. Pre-orders welcome.
I can’t believe how lucky I am sometimes. I spend most of my working days with a smile on my face enjoying what I do but some days are particularly fun. I am just back from 3 days in the peak district exploring the area for a commission to create work celebrating Eroica Britannia. My hard work included cycling the Monsal Trail, a lot of Tea Shops and a visit to Ladybower Reservoir on the way home.
I love all the stories that people tell me when buying my work and particularly with special commissions. My latest commission was a gift for George who at the age of 70 cycled London to Paris with his 3 sons ,1 son in law, and 7 grandsons, the youngest being 14.The ride started at the Milennium Wheel, passed the Houses of Parliament then finished at Notre Dame. I was asked to add George’s name to the picture which you can see on the side of the bus. This image is available for purchase as a print with your own chosen text on the bus.
I am delighted to be taking my Yorkshire Cyclist collection to the Harrogate Christmas Market this week. This is my first time at this event and it looks pretty special with over 200 stalls, all outdoors, food, music, Santa and real reindeer!
I have been working hard over the past few weeks to ensure I have plenty of stock for visitors and in addition to my Cyclists I will be bringing rainbows, windchimes, dancing glass snowmen and much more.
Please do come say hello if you are visiting.
Contemporary Glass Society Northern Hub members, are exhibiting a wide and varied range of their beautiful glass work, in both an exhibition and fair at the Victoria Baths in Manchester this weekend 12-13th September 11-4pm, The Society promotes contemporary glass in all its many forms across the UK. This year there will also be drop-in glass workshops, demonstrations and talks. I will be exhibiting and selling my work at this event.
Mini Mosaic – Childrens workshop run by Jane Littlefield (£1)
Stained Glass Demonstration run by Caroline Channing (Free)
Coaster making for kids – Childrens workshop run by Kay stowell (£1)
Painting with glass demonstration run by Chrissie Smith (Free)
Copper foiling demonstrations and “have a go” glass cutting tables for kids will run throughout the weekend!
Please do come and take a look at the fair and meet the artists as they man the fair and exhibition – all are happy to answer any questions you may have about glass-making techniques. You could join a glass workshop, watch various glass demonstrations, place a commission using your own ideas, or even buy your own piece of handmade, designer glass to take home with you. There are also activities for children available throughout the day.
Artists are also displaying their work in an exhibition in the Gala pool cubicles.
The glass fair and exhibition are open throughout the Heritage Open Days
One of my favourite annual events, Art in the Pen opens for two days at the Skipton Cattle Market next weekend – Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th August. This event brings together over 100 artists who work with glass, ceramics, textiles, metal, wood and print. Each artist is given a cattle pen in which to exhibit their work. http://www.artinthepen.org.uk/
I will be turning one of the pens in to my own personal gallery and my exhibition will include my whole Yorkshire Cyclist range, alongside my popular houses and rainbows and a few surprises. Do come say hello if you are visiting.