It's Spring and we should all be looking forward to being out and about, but sadly the news on personal freedom is not ideal. Unfortunately we have had to make the decision to close the Surrey Guild Shop in Milford for the moment and I've cancelled or postponed all my workshops. If you want to book a workshop, I hope to be 'back to normal' by July, if all's well with the world.
Meanwhile - keep safe.
Even if you call wild flowers weeds, I don't mind - I have a perfect excuse not to pull them up as I need them for plaster casting!
I've joined Guildford Art Society and have already signed up for the spring event. This runs for a week from March 23rd. I've also agreed to some events in May - one weekend in Henley with a new group of artists, as well as the Surrey Hills event at Denbies in Dorking and a further weekend at the end of May in Hurley.
I've not yet decided what winter events to get involved in this year, but keep an eye on my facebook pages for information and updates. I'll also list them on the Events page here.
https://wwwfacebook.com/fantasiesinflight and https://www.facebook.com/Charles-Cottage-Studio 156427688341159/
You will find my Well Urned Rest page has not progressed very much - a combination of some teething problems with the website AND with some of the designs as I have now decided to make everything more affordable, and thus there's a lot of redesigning going on! Anyway, I hope you will check out www.wellurnedrest.com and also the facebook page:
I've even sold some of my lovely vessels just as decorative items - unusual gifts for a wedding, perhaps, or just for something eye-catching at home.
Etsy has rethought its selling policies and I am currently reconsidering whether to continue to sell my work on that site and Folksy, while looking into other selling sites. Meanwhile, examples of my work will continue to appear here. If you contact me I can let you know if I still have whatever has caught your eye.
Throughout 2020 I will continue to sell cards - those below are just a few designs painted by my son Thomas who is a research scientist in Australia. Painting is his relaxation and an antidote to looking down a microscope. Cards are £3.50 each including an envelope and postage is included. A selection of my own cards can be seen at The Surrey Guild shop.
As many of you already know, I don't timetable classes but just agree dates with everyone individually.
At the moment I am running the following felting workshops, all a great introduction to wetfelting with a resist (essentially making a 3D item)
Bring me a Rose - make a small rose-topped trinket pot (as above)
Pods and Pots - producing a bowl or 'pod' big enough to gather small items
Gone to Seed - smaller pods with a seed and tendrils to use as a room scent (as in the top picture)
Fun with Felt Flowers - two felt flower brooches: another great workshop for those relatively new to felting
These classes are 3 hours long (often run over) and cost £45.00 including all materials. I also offer a £5 discount for your own workshop if you bring a friend with you.
I am also still running Memories Baskets workshops so you can make something truly memorable from your saved fabrics or garments, see below.
MEMORIES BASKETS MADE FOR YOU
Baskets can be made specially for you.
I call these Memories Baskets because they are made of fabrics that mean something special to you. This is a much better way to 'hoard' them, than a box of old clothes!
I can also make baskets in my own fabrics (or a mixture of both yours and mine) but to match your colour preferences.