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Workshops

Every student has their own reasons for attending workshops, and in my experience as a tutor, they can be varied. I like to teach through demonstration, then support and encourage students as they work independently. I hope to inspire, encourage and share my enthusiasm, whilst aiming to meet the needs of each student on an individual basis.

My own making has developed with a grounding in techniques and hours of exploration and experimentation. So, I’d like to offer workshops to cater for a range of learning; for those interested in the ‘destination’ (SKILLS BASED), or the completing of a made object to those wishing to make a ‘creative journey’ (SKETCH-BOX), where the process is more important than a finished piece of work. Of course sometimes there is an overlap, and I always like to be flexible and workshops can often throw up unexpected ideas!

SKETCH-BOX WORKSHOP

  • suited for artists and makers
  • focus on experimenting and exploring
  • tutor input with open ended outcome
  • opportunities to process and develop ideas independently
  • work independently

SKILLS BASED WORKSHOP

  • suitable for beginners, intermediate and advance students (B, I, A)
  • focus on technique and/or material
  • tutor led with continued support and input
  • opportunities for more confident students to work independently
  • pre-determined outcome

TEXTILE BASKETRY – EXPLORING TWINED POD FORMS

Friday 15 – Sunday 17 November 2019

Venue: West Dean College, West Dean, nr Chichester, West Sussex. PO18 0QZ

Create woven pod forms while weaving textile-based basketry, inspired by gourds and seedpods. Using a threads of various thicknesses, the pods can be woven in a range of sizes and with texture, colour and pattern.

Bookings can be made through West Dean College.

For more information and to book click here

PAPER: CHECKWEAVE VESSELS

SKILLS BASED WORKSHOP

Thursday 21 November 2019

Venue: Gallery 57, 57 Tarrant Street, Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 9DJ.

10.30am -4.30pm

Places must be pre-booked.

£70 (includes materials)

Begin the workshop by learning the skill of checkweaving to a make a woven vessel. Progress to working with a range of papers and techniques to weave vessels with variations of finished edges and decorative surfaces.

To make an enquiry or book a place, please email Mary for further information. Please include the name of the workshop you are enquiring about. Thank you.

PAPER: EXPLORING WOVEN PATTERNS

SKILLS BASED WORKSHOP

Thursday 30 January 2020

Venue: Gallery 57, 57 Tarrant Street, Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 9DJ.

10.30am -4.30pm

Places must be pre-booked.

£70 (includes materials)

Starting with a series of 2D samples of different weaves, exploring the geometry of the woven strips, progress to making a hexagonal plaited paper basket with a stitched border.

To make an enquiry or book a place, please email Mary for further information. Please include the name of the workshop you are enquiring about. Thank you.

PAPER: WEAVING WITH THREADS

SKILLS BASED WORKSHOP

Thursday 13 February 2020

Venue: Gallery 57, 57 Tarrant Street, Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 9DJ.

10.30am -4.30pm

Places must be pre-booked.

£70 (includes materials)

Start by learning how to ‘twine’ using two threads to create a regular firm weave. Working with a range of fine paper threads, yarns, cords and strings make a series of small woven vessels or pods.

To make an enquiry or book a place, please email Mary for further information. Please include the name of the workshop you are enquiring about. Thank you.