Linocut Printmaking

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At 21 St Nicholas Street, Diss IP22 4LB

Develop a linocut image, either A6 or A5 in scale.  Try out professional cutting tools, experiment with mark-making. Use traditional grey lino and a new softer vinyl.

Carve the image then print in black and white on paper through a printing press as well as learning hand printing techniques. Subsequently, print over a monoprinted background, then try over printing in colour. Print several prints in the session, fabric off-cuts available as well as a selection of papers. Explore some colour inking, masking and layering techniques if time allows.

If you have any images that you would like to work with please bring them along, otherwise there will be images provided. Bring a packed lunch and an apron.

£65 per person, 10.30am to 4.30pm

Regular ongoing workshops for 2 people. Contact Annette Rolston to arrange days

Education in the arts – an opportunity to learn new skills

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At 21 St Nicholas Street, Diss IP22 4LB

The members of designermakers21 offer a variety of workshops. Come and learn new skills from professional crafts people.

Workshops offered in the studios by members –

Printmaking – Annette Rolston & Mike Fenton
Feltmaking – Janine Oxley
Mosaics – Joy Holden
Jewellery – Kate Heath
Sewing and upcycling – Marie Hamilton
Freestyle Saori weaving – The Saori Shed
Theatre crafts – Christopher Holden
Stained glass – Hunnybunny Glass
Basic skills with hand tools – David Whatley

The Upstairs workshop and exhibition space hosts a rotating calender of events by external practioners

David Salsbury

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In the upstairs Showcase gallery from May to July 2019

David has been involved with ceramics for most of his life, first working in the industry, and for the past twenty or more years sharing a studio with his wife and fellow potter Louise, until her death in 2016.

David produces earthenware pottery and framed tiles decorated with themes from the natural world of countryside and seashore. He has always loved to draw and paint and has adapted watercolour techniques for use with ceramic pigments. This gives him the freedom to illustrate the ceramic surface in his own personal way.

David continues to work from his Leicestershire home studio, but always with an eye on the distant coast.

178 Leicester Road Loughborough, Leicestershire LE11 2AH
www.salsburyceramics.co.uk

Libbidib Pottery

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Libbi Hutchence

In the upstairs Showcase gallery from February to April 2019

I live in Bury St Edmunds and have been a potter for 12 years.  I work in stoneware therefore my work is fired at a high temperature and can be used in the freezer, oven, microwave, dishwasher and outside throughout the year. 

I love the calming influence of pottery.  There is something meditative about what I do.  Taking something basic (clay) and handmaking it into something useful and beautiful.

The ‘Face Pots’ I make are all unique, no two pots have the same style or name, each one is individual.  Most of my work is created on the potter’s wheel.

I teach evening classes at the West Suffolk College during term time.  I am never happier than when I have mud under my fingernails!

Holly Taylor

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In the upstairs Showcase gallery from February to April 2019

I live in Diss and work from my studio at home. Often accompanied by our loving pets.

Since I can remember, I’ve always been drawn to putting colour on a blank page. I have a creative family who have always encouraged it

studied at New Suffolk College where I focused on illustration. My love for collage started there.

My work is abstract, focusing on colour, shape, composition and pattern. All with a sense of freedom.

For me it’s a way to calm my mind, cultivate happiness. It offers escapism for me and onlookers. A splash of colour to put a smile on your face. I like to think it’s work that can appeal to any age.

I love Matisse, his use of colour, shape and his determination.

However, I get inspired by a lot of things. Whether it’s fashion, a conversation or an emotion.

Seren Papercuts

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In the upstairs Showcase gallery from February to April 2019

Drawing and Painting for Children

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At 21 St Nicholas Street, Diss IP22 4LB

Enjoy exploring different drawing and painting techniques, mark making, and using different materials. Dress for Mess!

1st Saturday of the Month beginning 2 March 2019 2pm – 4pm

£12.00 including materials & refreshments

Book your place by emailing Clare on clare@birksholden.co.uk
(book and pay for four classes in advance and get 5th class FREE!)
Gift Vouchers available from designermakers21 shop (One month £12, 5 months £48)

For further details please phone or text Clare on 07870 813643
or email: clare@birksholden.co.uk

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Drawing workshop

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At 21 St Nicholas Street, Diss IP22 4LB

Relaxed, friendly, fully tutored class

First Saturday of the month beginning 2nd March 2019 10am – 1pm

£20.00 including materials and refreshments

Book your place by emailing Clare on clare@birksholden.co.uk
(book and pay for four classes in advance get 5th class FREE!)
(Gift Vouchers available from designermakers21 shop – 1 month £20, 5 months £80)

For further details please phone or text Clare on 07870 813643
or email: clare@birksholden.co.uk

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