Another Exhibition !

Christmas is fast approaching ! I haven’t even thought about making a start on the shopping yet, though … I should really pull my finger out !

Anyway … I promised to mention another exhibition to you.

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This year’s address is : 67 Albert Terrace, Wolstanton, Newcastle, Staffs ST5 6AY

Exhibition : Home is a fantastic annual show. I love the concept of it. Each year, somebody turns their whole house over to the exhibition an it becomes a gallery ! The ambience and atmosphere are just perfect for some relaxed gift buying. There is always something different to be found. From beautiful glass work, to delicate ceramics or original artwork, there is something for everybody.

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Stag Teatowel by  Lauren Van Helmond

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Beautiful porcelain tea lights by Perry Walmsley-Pitts

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I am also feeling honoured to have been invited to exhibit a few paintings, including this one (above)

The exhibition runs from Friday 4th to Sunday 6th of December …. the address is further up this post, just below the banner image.

All are welcome … bring heavy purses 😉 !

Happy Shopping x

 

 

 

 

Ahh … The winter logs have started arriving

I love the smell of fresh cut logs, don’t you ?

Ahh … A great big stack of fuel 🙂

 

 

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I love using my camera phone, don’t you ? It’s so much easier than it used to be 25 years ago. I remember all of the hassle it was, getting my old Ilford HP4’s developed at college in the dark room … yes … I was an art student 20 odd years ago too … Some things never change, eh … Anyway …

You can keep up with what’s going on by checking out my Instagram feed .. I am a habitual camera snapper who loves Instagramming and vintage-ifying absolutely everything !

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Hello !

Welcome to my first blog post.

Hi … I figured I should start my shiny new blog with a short introduction … My name is Lesley .I am a lampworker (I make hand crafted glass art beads for jewellery designers), and I am currently studying for a foundation degree in Art at Leek School of Art (part of Leek and Buxton College).

I have always loved being creative for as long as I can remember.

After many years spent living in the city, I finally relocated to the highest village in Britain, in the Peak District a few years ago. It was to be the best move that I ever made. It was also the most interesting move I ever made … especially in the winter !

My career has taken on a whole new direction since the move, so alongside my glass work, I am now studiously training to become a fully fledged fine artist.

Here’s my artist statement … It all sounds very grown up !

I am a mixed media artist, based in the Peak District.
I am influenced and drawn to  mood and colour within my surroundings.
I mostly work with acrylics, but also love to explore using charcoal, collage, textiles and printmaking.

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Some of my glass work

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Recent artwork