I'd just like to start this week by mentioning an amazing metal artist Katie Lake who was a founder member of Flameworks. A lot of you may know her as having won gold in the Craft & Design Selected Awards twice including this year or will have seen her sculpture. Katie lost her life recently whilst enjoying the Cornish sea. She was an inspiration to so many people and enabled students with visual disabilities to use the furnace. A larger than life character, full of fun and we shall miss her, but we will celebrate her here in Plymouth and at Flameworks.
I seem to have produced an awful lot of work over the last couple of weeks and that's been for a number of reasons. The first reason is now done and dusted because twenty pieces have gone off to Salford Museum and Art Gallery for their brand new sales area and also for the By Hand exhibition happening from October to January at Ordsall Hall in Salford. The second reason for all this activity is that my husband artist David Muddyman and myself are holding Open Studios this year starting at the end of August. We are part of the Plymouth Arts Trail which comes under the umbrella of Drawn To The Valley's exhibition of art along the Tamar.
Full details of when we'll be open can be found in the booklet from local outlets and also on my Events page. Come and see us, there'll be some amazing artwork to buy and my jewellery and wall art.
Over the weekend I dyed some new sheets of aluminium and I'm really pleased with what's to come - one sheet looks like painted silk or batik in shades of pink, another looks like a field of lavendar just coming into bloom and othe other reminds me of surf and blue/green waves. I can't wait to start cutting them out.
So my project for the coming week to is to come to grips with making my site available to Stumble Upon - anyone else tried that?
Want a sneaky peek and what's going to be for sale soon on the website? This is the PopArt collection and there will be a necklace and earrings too.