In September 2015 Cambridge-based bookbinder Edel Hopkin will be running daytime bookbinding classes from my Gallery area.
These will be followed in October by my brand new one-day solarplate printmaking class and in November with Further Bookbinding.
The Beginners class will focus on four very different books along with a matching slipcase in which to store your prototype collection. They are (l to r right) Journal, Quarter, Leporello and Japanese Stab bindings. Each class deals with one book and you leave with the skills, confidence and instructions to repeat the process at home or 'mix and match' to come up with your unique design. This is a great opportunity to learn a new craft which can easily translate to a lifetime of gorgeous notebooks or personalised gifts!
Edel has used my etchings as inspiration for the covers and as a lining for the slipcase. So many practising artists have attended Edel's bookbinding classes in the past year. She hopes this will inspire them further and those wishing to diversify and use their work in new or different ways.
If you would like more information, visit edel.uk.net or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Places are getting booked up so book your slot now.
I will be opening my doors from 11 am until 6pm this weekend for Cambridge Open Studios 2015.
You will find lots to see. Oil paintings, solarplate etchings, gifts and greeting cards.
Come along and say hello. Refreshments and easy parking throughout the day.
From Thursday 2 July my new workshops in solarplate fine art etching will become available.
To book please go to my Eventbrite page.
It will be a great way to create something unique and learn a new skill as well as meet new people. The workshops will begin in my studio in Cambridge but I will be available to take classes elsewhere from October 2015.
I have four solarplate etchings on display at Heffers Bookshop until Monday 20 July. This small display, in the art section is part of Cambridge Open Studios.
Tess Ainley and Emma Bennett, also Cambridge-based Artists have work on display too.
Many thanks to Heffers.
On Saturday 11 July from 10 - 1 pm I will be taking part in a 'live window' at Cambridge Contemporary Art in Trinity St. More details to follow but come along and watch me ink up plates and etch with a portable etching press.
Details of my new solarplate etching workshops will be released during my Cambridge Open Studios exhibition. My studio and gallery will be open during the 1st and third weekend - 4/5, 18/19 July 2015. I have a mixture of work on sale, however new oil paintings will be released at the exhibition at the VK Gallery in St Ives from 1 October 2015.
Drop in and say hello:-)
I am looking forward to tomorrow as students from Murray Edwards College, Cambridge University are visiting my studio and gallery space.
Murray Edwards College currently holds the largest collection of women’s art in Europe. Meanwhile, in the vicinity of the college, local artists work on a variety of projects. Charlotte Morrison has organised the student visits in order to merge these two worlds together.
You will find a selection of my greeting cards from my original solarplate etchings at Urban Larder on Mill Road.
At Urban Larder there is an emphasis on great local food and produce, good coffee, and they also display work from local artists and designers. Duncan, the owner is creating a fabulous space with an industrial edge to it so do swing by and take a look at the reinvention.
Urban Larder opens at 7.30am on weekdays and coffees are £1.50 before 11am on Takeaway Fridays.
With immediate effect Cambridge Contemporary Art in Trinity St, Cambridge will stock the complete range of myCambridge Walkabout polymer gravure original etchings. Please contact the Gallery directly to purchase. The Gallery will also stock my Cambridge Walkabout boxed sets of greeting cards.
The Rachel Dormor Gallery at Burwash Manor stocks some of my original landscape prints. Also you will find a selection of my floral and oil landscape greeting cards.
And while you are there you can purchase wonderful Rachel Dormor ceramics, crochet by Suzanne Hurst and jewellery by Bek Genery and Birgitte Brauun.
Every Friday, from April 10 2015 I will be at the Gallery from 10 - 5 pm. Drop in and say hello.
For more information visit the Burwash website.