Art in the Pen, Skipton 16th – 17th August 2014

artinpenOne 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.

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.

More Hebden Bridge houses on their way to Skipton this weekend

Hebden Bridge houses with hill and canal

My Hebden Bridge houses will be making their first outing at Art in the Pen this weekend along with many other items and the work of 64 other artists.  So, if you are looking for something to do over this damp weekend please make your way over to the Skipton Auction Market on Saturday 13th – Sunday 14th 10am – 4pm.

Hebden Bridge houses with hill and canalTall houses

Spider’s web dish

Cleaning does have its uses.  A recent late spring cleaning frenzy balancing on chairs to reach the cobwebs provided my latest inspiration for a kiln carved spiders web dish.  This one is made with iridised rainbow glass which shifts colour as you move it around.

Another one for next weekend’s Art in the Pen I think.

How do you decorate a sheep pen?

I am getting ready for my first airing at Art in the Pen on Saturday and Sunday 13/14 August in a cattle market in Skipton.  I have decided on the designs I want to exhibit and am firing up the kiln every evening.  My big dilema is how to make the most of the space provided.  I have a 2m x 3m space with a rough concrete floor and big metal gates on 3 sides.  Suggestions welcome for turning this space in to a glass gallery with white backgrounds everywhere and on a low budget.