It was another great day in the barn at Much Ado Books, Alfriston on Saturday. There was a lot of enthusiasm and creativity, with each participant creating something beautiful in response to the materials and teaching tips, combined with their own unique approach. The barn is such a lovely space and we were able to have the door open with the sun coming in for some of the day, with the Agar giving a gorgeous background warmth.
Nash & Cate who run the bookshop and the barn were as friendly and helpful as ever and Cate made cakes again for us all to share, which is such a lovely touch. Their bantam chickens are always curious to see what's going on and love to step in from the garden to come and visit us to check on the creative process!
Below are some images of the day. You can see more on the Gallery page.
In January and March of this year, I went to see some incredible work by the Polish weaver, textile artist and printmaker Tadek Beutlich. I have loved his work for a very long time, having first seen it at Hove Museum & Art Gallery many years ago. So I was absolutely delighted to discover his work was going to be displayed at Ditchling Museum and The Jointure Studios, also in Ditchling; the latter hosted by the Emma Mason Gallery.
I absolutely love Tadek's innovative use and contrast of vibrant & natural colours, organic shapes and textures. Below you can see a picture of me looking very pleased to be standing next to one of my favourite of his pieces, as well as a slide show with some other examples of pieces that were housed in both exhibitions.
You can see more images of Tadek Beutlich's work on the Vision Gallery website.