Well there we are. The latest Enjoyart exhibition is up, and ready for viewing.
We spent a busy day setting out all the wonderful exhibits. Setting up is great fun as you get a sneak preview of what is going up, and there is always something to make you go OOOh. This time was no exception. The wonderful thing about this group is the diversity of the artists. There are painters, photographers, textile artists, 3D artists, a blacksmith, a woodworker. A huge range, and the standard is fantastic. We have exhibited at some brilliant venues, this time last year it was Lichfield Cathedral. I got to do some demonstration work there too. A very peaceful, if a little chilly, place to work.
We try to find venues all over the Staffordshire area, we have been at Shugborough for three, maybe four, years. We went to the Barewall gallery in Stoke, venues in Newcastle under Lyme, and this Autumn we are at the Shire Hall in Stafford. If anyone knows of any other venues, please let me know. We are always on the lookout. I have promised Greg that I will turn up in full Viking kit if he can get us into Tamworth Castle.
Greg organises Enjoyart. he is lovely to work with, and has a brilliant memory for people. He inspired my choice of pieces for this exhibition, I overheard him saying how he likes to see how peoples’ work progresses through each exhibition. So I chose to put in piece that show me progression as an embroiderer. ‘Sandunes’ is the first piece I designed and stitched, I think I was about 17 at the time. Then there is ‘Purple and PInk’, which I worked as part of my Royal School of Needlework Certificate, ‘Butterfly Blue’ was a commission for a magazine, and then ‘Fire and Ice’ is my latest piece of work.
So if you want somewhere to visit, World of Wedgewood is near Tnetham gardens in Stoke, follow the Brown sides off J14 of the M6. The exhibition is on from 27th June to 7th August.