Monday, 9 December 2013

Craft Gifts at 'The Christmas Present'

'The Christmas Present' exhibition at Flowerfield Arts Centre is in full swing, and will be ending this Thursday evening.  There has been many happy customers through the doors, and we still have a wide range of craft gifts on sale.  It's definitely worth a visit!

Pen Jones' linocut prints

Merve Jones' print

Pen Jones' print

Pen Jones' ceramic piece

Lesley Keown decorations

Lesley Keown wall piece

Helen Walshaw hats and scarves

Billy Henry wooden bowl
Billy Henry, turned wood
Scott Benefield blown glass
Scott Benefield glass

Louise McLean Baskets
Louise McLean Baskets

Catherine Keenan glass

Adam Frew ceramics

Adam Frew ceramics

Kirsty Martin decorations

Kirsty Martin decorations
Jacki Sleator felted hat and scarf

Jacki Sleator scarves

Natasha Duddy glass

Natasha Duddy glass

Brigitte Le Boulleur

Helen Perry bags

Helen Perry bags

Matt Pothecary, glass decorations

Matt Pothecary, glass coasters

Robert Spotten jewellery

Robert Spotten jewellery
Jennifer Stewart Crochet
Jennifer Stewart Crochet

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

'The Christmas Present' Exhibition

Flowerfield Arts Centre will host an exhibition of unique craft gift items ideal for Christmas, made by some of the north coast's best makers.  Come along to 'The Christmas Present' to buy turned wood, glass jewellery, pottery, prints, scarves, bags and much more!  See photos of their work below.

Special opening evening from 7-10pm Wednesday 4th December.  Meet the makers and have a glass of mulled wine.  And a pottery demonstration by Adam Frew.

Open late (10pm) on Thurs 5th, Fri 6th, Tues 10th, Wed 11th and Thurs 12th December.

Adam Frew Ceramics
Louise McLean Baskets

Billy Henry Turned Wood

Helen Perry Textiles

Jennifer Stewart Crochet

Catherine Keenan Glass
Pen Jones Print
Jacki Sleator Felt
Lesley Frew Jewellery

Kirsty Martin Plastics
Matt Pothecary Glass
Helen Walshaw Hats
Merve Jones Print

Robert Spotten Jewellery
Scott Benefield Glass
Natasha Duddy Glass Jewellery

Monday, 18 November 2013

Christmas Craft Workshops

Christmas Craft Workshops
Make something special for the festive season – a gift for yourself or a loved one

 To book a place call Flowerfield Arts Centre: 028 7083 1400

November 30 - 10am to 4pm (one hour break for lunch)
Christmas jewellery workshop
Make your own jewellery with a festive theme in this exciting workshop in the company of talented tutor Diane Lyness. Students will get the chance to make their own pendant or a pair of earrings, either as a treat for yourself or a gift for a loved one. Each participant will be taught some traditional jewellery making techniques such as piercing, soldering, rolling, annealing and filing, enabling them to design and make a beautiful piece of jewellery to take home. The fee for the workshop includes the cost of the silver for the day’s tuition, and there will be additional chains available for sale at the workshop, to match the pieces of jewellery created on the day.
Maximum 10 students
Fee: £45 (includes materials costs)

December 7 - 10am to 4pm
Making Glass Beads for Jewellery
Make your own glass beads for unique Christmas gifts in this special workshop. Students will be guided through the very basics how to turn on the torch, getting familiar with the tools and the workspace, as well as guidance on the health and safety implications. Students will then be shown how to make a round bead, and the tutor Catherine Keenan will explain some ways of applying pattern and experimenting with form to make your beads more unusual.  Suitable for beginners but more experienced students will be shown advanced techniques.
Maximum 6 students
Fee: £35

December 7 - 9am to 5pm
Hot Glass - Lost Wax Casting
On day one we will look at 'lost wax casting': the process of creating a positive form in wax, investing the wax shape in a plaster mix and steaming the wax out. This plaster 'negative' is then placed into the kiln filled with glass. When fired this will create a 3D shape in glass. This class is open to all levels: no experience with glass is necessary, although may be advantageous. All materials will be supplied.
Maximum 8 students
Fee: £55

December 14 - 10am to 4pm
Make Yourself A[t] Home: Paperclay workshop
In this workshop, you will be constructing a house using porcelain paperclay. We will explore a range of handbuilding techniques, and ideas of drawing as a ‘plan’ before the making. Other processes for decoration will include mono-printing, mark-making, drawing into clay and exploring texture. Your ‘home’ can be used to explore ideas of identity, memory, family, history, stories and will be personal to its maker, and we will have created a small village by the end of the day.
Maximum 8 students

Fee: £35