Monthly Archives: June 2020

Wear paint

I’d been working on something different for this year’s Cambridge Open Studios at Burwash Manor to show alongside my main work – paintings that you can take with you everywhere you go.

It’s one of the things I’m most gutted about not being able to get ‘out there’ in person this July as they’ve been a while in development and I’m really pleased with the results. These delicate but quite robust little necklaces are made with my signature material, emulsion paint, trapped inside glass globes.

The process of making them (researching and testing what would work well, controlling materials while embracing their nature and some chaos with it, repetition…) learning some new techniques, and loving the outcome has been hugely enjoyable.

I hope that I’ll still find ways to share them and that they prove popular enough for me to make more!

Cambridge Open Windows preview weekend!

I genuinely couldn’t wait for Cambridge Open Windows to start, so decided to kick off early with a preview weekend this weekend! Here’s a behind-the-scenes shot.

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I hope it may have got a few people talking in Huntingdon in advance of the main event throughout July, but it also helped me work out how to most effectively show work in this format. Key points to note:

  • My contact details didn’t stand out, so they’ll be moving to the top windows!
  • Having work flush against the windows does work well where this is possible due to the nature of the work and if there’s no risk of condensation… this poses a logistical challenge for a number of the things I am hoping to show during the next month.

I’m setting myself the goal of having a completely new display each weekend in July; though I may repeat the preview weekend’s display for one of them as it includes newer work and lent itself well to being shown in this way.

Cambridge Open Windows 2020

While I was looking forward to returning to the Artists Marquee at Burwash Manor 2020 had other plans. Instead the lovely creative types that make up Cambridge Open Studios have come together to create Cambridge Open Windows instead.

During each weekend in July I and many COS (and non-COS!) artists and crafters will be putting up work to be glimpsed by passers by. You can find out more at https://www.camopenstudios.co.uk/open-windows

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