Hopeful & Glorious SUMMER CRAFT SUNDAY

EVENT INFORMATION

Sunday 17th August

11-4pm

LOCATION
Scorton Village Hall, Factory Brow, Scorton, PR3 1AS

Scorton is a small rural village situated in Lancashire, England, about 8 miles south of Lancaster and 13 miles north of Preston. Scorton is in the Forest of Bowland and is popular with day visitors, walkers and cyclists.

http://www.hopefulandglorious.co.uk

ARTISTS taking part…..

Alexandra Glew, illustration and print

Ally Noble, fused glass

Andy Walmsley, landscape artist

Catriona Stamp, artist’ books

Chrissy Webster, mosaic artist

Christine Coleman, painting and illustration

Christine Corthorn, ceramics

Curious Thread, handcrafted prints and cushions

Diana Morrison, hand dyed and felted silk fashion

Jodie Silverman, figurative painter and portrait artist

Karen Esposito, sterling silver and copper jewellery

Maison Thé, refreshments

Mitsy Bitsy, home furnishings

Salina Somalya, metal art and sculpture

Samantha Taylor, Jewelart, hand made jewellery

Tina Foran & Philip Pearson, mixed media

Veelou, upcycled furniture

Priscilla Jones, mixed media textiles

A Master Class with Artist Priscilla Jones Paper, Wire and Stitch

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 11th & 12th October 2014 10-4pm

Explore and experiment with the endless possibilities of paper, wire and stitch! On day one you will, paint, wax and colour a range of different papers creating a variety of grounds to play with on day two.

 On day two you will develop your prepared papers using, wire, stitch and heat techniques to create three-dimensional shapes. The aim of this workshop is to play with the possibilities and make stunning surfaces that develop organically into three-dimensional forms. This workshop is for anyone who wants to push the boundaries and beyond.

Venue: Central Hebden Bridge

£120 per person including a lovely homemade lunch, tea and cakes!

For more information contact Priscilla

on 07816 886522 or email her at priscilla@priscillajones.co.uk

http://www.priscillajones.co.uk

Lost and Found Mixed Media Sculpture workshop

Master Class with Priscilla Jones at Mad Hatters Studio

http://www.madhattersstudio.com

Saturday & Sunday May 9th & 10th 2015

£150 per person

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Priscilla creates sculptures that draw upon her life long love affair with here vast collections of odd and curious objects. During this two day workshop, Priscilla will share with you the creative techniques developed through her experimentation and process of making. You will make your very own 3D sculpture inspired by whatever theme you wish… using wire, wax, and found ephemera. You will learn a range of processes including how to construct a wire structure that can be in 3D or 2D using light weight wire and then work into this by creating a surface to hand stitch and embellish with paper, buttons, beads and trimmings. Materials will be provided all you need bring is enthusiasm and some found objects or materials from your own collecting. This is a perfect opportunity to develop ideas you may have started in previous workshops with Priscilla or you may wish to come along and learn a range of new and exciting techniques!

“I really enjoyed the course, thought it an excellent introduction to working with wire, wax and stitch and very satisfying to come away with some completed work”   Jackie McGahan

To book contact Sheron King

Phone: 01752 291260/ 07795805520

Email: sheron@madhattersstudio.com

Delicious homemade lunches made with locally sourced produce at special introductory price of £8.50 per lunch payable with bookings

We still have some spaces left on the Lost and Found Workshop this weekend! Come and join us!

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Priscilla creates sculptures that draw upon her life long love affair with here vast collections of odd an curious objects. During this two day workshop, Priscilla Jones will share with you the creative techniques developed through her experimentation and process of making. You will make your very own 3D sculpture inspired by whatever theme you wish… using wire, wax, and found ephemera. You will learn a range of processes including how to construct a wire structure that can be in 3D or 2D using light weight wire and then work into this by creating a surface to hand stitch and embellish with paper, buttons, beads and trimmings. Materials will be provided all you need bring is enthusiasm and some found objects or materials from your own collecting. This is a perfect opportunity to develop ideas you may have started in previous workshops with Priscilla or you may wish to come along and learn a range of new and exciting techniques!

Venue: Central Hebden Bridge

24th & 25th May 10-4pm

31st May & 1st June 2014 10-4.00pm

£120 per person

Including a lovely homemade lunch, tea and cakes!

For more information contact Priscilla

on 07816 886522 or email her at priscilla@priscillajones.co.uk

Exciting news….I have just been invited to run a Master Class at Mad Hatters Studio!!!

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The workshop dates are 9th & 10th May 2015

Check out their lovely website http://www.madhattersstudio.com

…more information will be uploaded onto their site at the end of this month.

New Dates for Lost and Found Workshop in the Beautiful Hebden Bridge

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Due to such high demand for the Lost and Found Workshop running in a few weeks, I have added an extra date 24th & 25th of May 2014.

If you would like to book a place then do let me know and email me at

priscilla@priscillajones.co.uk or call me  07816 886522

Lost and Found Workshop

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Priscilla creates  sculptures that draw upon her life long love affair with here vast collections of odd an curious objects.  During this two day workshop, Priscilla Jones will share with you the creative techniques developed through her experimentation and process of making.  You will make your very own 3D sculpture inspired by whatever theme you wish… using wire, wax, and found ephemera. You will learn a range of processes including how to construct a wire structure that can be in 3D or 2D using light weight wire and then work into this by creating a surface to hand stitch and embellish with paper, buttons, beads and trimmings. Materials will be provided all you need bring is enthusiasm and some found objects or materials from your own collecting. This is a perfect opportunity to develop ideas you may have started in previous workshops with Priscilla or you may wish to come along and learn a range of new and exciting techniques!

Venue: Central Hebden Bridge

24th & 25th May 10-4pm

31st May & 1st June 2014 10-4.00pm

£120 per person

Including a lovely homemade lunch, tea and cakes!

For more information contact Priscilla

on 07816 886522 or email her at priscilla@priscillajones.co.uk

Lost & Found Workshop

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Priscilla creates  sculptures that draw upon her life long love affair with here vast collections of odd an curious objects.  During this two day workshop, Priscilla Jones will share with you the creative techniques developed through her experimentation and process of making.  You will make your very own 3D sculpture inspired by whatever theme you wish… using wire, wax, and found ephemera. You will learn a range of processes including how to construct a wire structure that can be in 3D or 2D using light weight wire and then work into this by creating a surface to hand stitch and embellish with paper, buttons, beads and trimmings. Materials will be provided all you need bring is enthusiasm and some found objects or materials from your own collecting. This is a perfect opportunity to develop ideas you may have started in previous workshops with Priscilla or you may wish to come along and learn a range of new and exciting techniques!

Venue:

Central Hebden Bridge

25th & 26th January 2014 10-4.00pm

£120 per person

Including a lovely homemade lunch, tea and cakes!

For more information contact Priscilla

on 07816 886522 or email her at priscilla@priscillajones.co.uk

Do What You Love interview: Priscilla Jones

1) What is your first memory of creating?

Sewing with my Grandad, he is a very creative person and taught me many skills including, embroidery, canvas work and French knitting, we worked together on many craft projects when I was growing up.

2) Who has influenced you along the way?

My great friend and mentor Sally Payne who is the most amazing artist and educator, Val Russell a much valued teaching colleague and friend and Michelle Holmes, another embroiderer who has been a huge inspiration to me.  We love to meet and discuss the wealth of creativity in our textile practice.

3) You have a gorgeous and unique style, as showcased on the cover of Sew Somerset’s latest edition.  How did this develop?

I started to use stitch as a drawing tool while studying at Manchester Metropolitan University.  We were encouraged to break all the boundaries using stitch in our practice to develop and explore new applications for traditional techniques.  I started to explore the use of mixed media in my work too – including wax, wire and paint – and this developed into working in a three dimensional way too. My work has evolved organically over the years as I have become a more experienced practitioner. I now use all these skills and techniques to produce my current pieces.

4) You often use a dreamy pastel colour palette.  What draws you to these colours?

I think I am very influenced by where I live on the North West Cost of England, the subtle seaside hues that surround me are a constant inspiration.

5) What do you love best about your life as an artist?

Having the freedom to make and create work every day.

6) You have many years’ experience teaching others.  What is your teaching philosophy and how do you connect with your students?

As a teacher I have always aimed to be intuitive to each individual’s needs and respond accordingly.  Students always develop a personal language during the course of a workshop.  We all have great potential to create even if we don’t engage in creative activities on a regular basis.  Many people have come on my courses thinking they have no skills at all – and sometimes they have never even enrolled in a class before.  When they arrive and see examples of work they are going to make they often say “I can’t make one of those”, but sure enough, by the end of the workshop they leave with beautiful pieces of work they have made entirely by themselves.  It is a very satisfying moment to see that, when they realise just what they are capable of.

7) Can you tell us a bit about your journey to becoming a gallery owner?

The gallery is very much a joint partnership with my husband Ian.  We decided to open it after his career changed. We wanted to create a space for exhibiting contemporary art that was accessible to everyone and to also create an environment that we could run workshops from, which would be inspiring for the participants. We have enjoyed the exhibitions enormously and the curation of the shows have been a very satisfying part of the process.  We have faced many challenges, including both the downsizing and upsizing of our retail spaces, and have had to consider the impact of retail decline in recent years. We have learned many things but the most important is to be flexible in your approach and create an environment that will show artists’ work at is very best. We are constantly thinking of new ways to show the work.  We are developing an online gallery and plan to organise more art events in the coming months.

8) What is your next big dream for your creative business?

I am focusing on selling and running workshops outside the UK and working with various companies developing new products, including limited edition prints and a range of rubber stamps that will retail in the USA.  (Note from Beth –  love that!  How fantastic to have your own range of stamps.  Ahh what a dream…)

To find out more about Priscilla, visit her website, connect on Facebook or sign up for her class at the Do What You Love retreat!