Sunday 14 September 2008

Herefordshire Art Week

Herefordshire Art Week details.
Had a thoroughly lovely day yesterday exploring a few artists' studios in North Herefordshire, where our caravan is sited. Our caravan is sited in a village called Eardisland, one of many very beautiful villages in the area. When I received a copy of the brochure and discovered that my favourite ceramic artist Bryony Burn actually lives in Eardisland and would be opening her studio, I nearly had a fit of the vapours! Bryony is a very well known and established artist, selling her work widely. She has a great web site with work for sale.
We were welcomed into her studio and Bryony kindly gave a demonstration of how she works her magic.
Rolling out ...

Cutting out using a template....
Allowing to dry a little....

Bryony has many beautifully slab built pieces for sale and it was incredibly hard to choose but I did manage in the end!
Here is the piece I purchased. Perfection.
Thank you Bryony, for your kindness and hospitality.
We made our way to Presteigne and to the Sidney Nolan Trust Printmaking and Book Art Exhibition at The Rodd, Presteigne. The Sidney Nolan Trust is a registered charity established by Sidney Nolan in 1985 for the purpose of supporting the work and development of artists and musicians. The Trust owns the complex of ancient buildings at The Rodd.
My sister is exhibitioning here too and here are two pieces of her work, both lino cuts. The first piece has sold. I am very proud of her.

The Tithe Barn where the Books Art and Printmaking Exhibition is held. 13th-21st Sept.2008.
Wonderfully atmospheric building.

Great chunks of metal plate holding it all together.
As we were leaving this pastoral scene greeted us.
workhousestudiogallery at Presteigne. Six artists work exhibited in a wonderfully spacious building.

I felt pea green, I must admit, because this building was light, airy and spacious with all the facilities in place for an artist.

Fascinating collection of photographs, very inspiring..... being viewed by my husband.
More work.
We visited quite a few exhibitions in the artists' homes, so you not only travel by-ways you would never normally go down but you get to see wonderful work, situated in homes of the artists and enjoy their perpective of their work.
Back to Eardisland and the annual Show was taking place at the Village Hall. I thought you would all enjoy these photographs of the exhibits, so wonderfully British.

Hope you enjoyed my tour of North Herefordshire and thanks for stopping by.x


gunnelsvensson said...

Yes, I enjoyed it! So many gret pictures, so much beautiful art so much inspiration!

Gina said...

That was a wonderful tour... thank you! Beautiful purchase too!


I love the photos from the village hall. If only every town could have a little bit of paradise in the form of a village hall. Love that sense of community and belonging. Thanks for taking us on a journey with you this weekend. Its nice to see your sister has the arty bug too.

Michala Gyetvai (Kayla coo) said...

The pots are beautifully designed.
lovely pictures.

The Bunny Maker said...

an award is waiting for you on my blog!

Anonymous said...

Seems like a fantastic day, wish I was there. What a beautiful building and boy...that pumpkin was huge!

Bryony Burn said...

Hi! Thanks for this lovely write up on my work. I enjoyed meeting you, and also looking at the other photos you took during h-art.

Jackie said...

I have enjoyed it..lucky you having a little 'home' in such a lovely spot.

'fancypicnic' said...

Thanks so much for that trip! That's amazing, in their own homes...I'd have to do a huge tidy-up first...
Gorgeous pot xx

'fancypicnic' said...

ps - I must find out a bit more about this as we're not too far from Hereford. Inspirational.