Friday, May 24, 2013

weaving weekend

This tapestry was a nice surprise in my inbox this week. I taught Naomi to weave when she was about 13 or 14 and although life has taken her in other directions she still finds the time and inclination to make tapestries now and then.

This summer I will be teaching a beginners tapestry weekend in Montsalès.  If there is enough take up it will be at the Salles des Fêtes and if there's only a few of us we'll probably do it at my studio. The dates are 20 and 21 July from 9.30 - 12.30 and 2 till 6pm. (This is France, there has to be a long lunch break!) The cost is 200€ with all the proceeds going to the Tour. You can find a list of other workshops on offer here.

Monday, May 13, 2013

univers d'artistes

ceramics by jean-pierre chollet
painting by jean-pierre gilly

carved wooden reliefs by Kathryn O'Kell

ceramics by sylviane perret
painting by jean-pierre gilly

I managed to take a few photos before my camera battery gave out. Will go back and try again.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

univers d'artistes

Univers d'Artistes is an exhibition of the work of seven artists at Galerie la Tour Montsalès until the 28th of May.

There are three ceramicists (Jean-Pierre Chollet, Sylviane Perret and Patrice Teulières) two wood carvers (Jean-François Delorme and Kathryn O'Kell), one painter (Jean-Pierre Gilly) and me!
Alongside their own work each artist is showing objects from their homes or workshops which have particular emotional significance for them.  There are stones, fossils, birds nests and tools as well as some works by other artists and makers, each accompanied by a short text.  I'll post some photos of the show just as soon as I take them but in the meantime if you should be in the area, do drop by!

carved wood panel above by Jean-François Delorme

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

new work

chemin # 2


Two new tapestries which are on show until May 28th  in 'Univers d'Artistes' at Galerie la Tour Montsalès.  Just recently I've come to realise that in fact my tapestries are landscapes.  Not in the sense of direct representation but as a reaction to repeatedly being in and moving through the landscape which surrounds our home.