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Artist - Tail End Art
I love designing and creating in many forms, using different art and craft techniques and materials depending on my mood or inspiration. However I find creating in ceramics very flexible and can combine in other art forms such as painting and mosaic, so it is the medium I turn to most, primarily earthenware ceramic with some Raku.
My artwork often reflects my personal interests in nature and animals, I walk my dog Honey (the muse for ‘Tail End Art’ logo) daily in local woodland and I log phenology recordings for The Woodlands Trust watching the seasons change. I also enjoy my garden, chickens and garden birds.
In 2009 I fulfilled a long term ambition of owning my own kiln and creating ceramics. I bought a very elderly small electric kiln on ebay (4th hand – which I still use), I took a day and a two day course at West Dean College to understand the basics and got started. I have not been formally trained but I am constantly experimenting, developing and learning and hopefully improving. I am currently developing new skills in enamelling, and creating mosaic with my own ceramics.
I have always been a person who repairs, renovates and re-cycles and have recently discovered the enjoyment in up-cycling in art and I hope to do more of this sort of work in the future, where the piece to be up-cycled inspires the decoration and refurbishment.
I enjoy commissioned work. To make that special personal item for a client, whether it be a pet portrait or sculpture, a horseshoe for a wedding, a plaque for christening, memorial, or house sign, or something completely different. It is lovely to see a very happy client. Commissions very welcome.
I give a select few 1-1 (or small group) Art & Craft workshops in my home for adults and/or children. I can plan content or can work with you on a project you would like to do. I am DBS checked and insured. I am a qualified teacher and have taught mainstream and special needs children and young adults for many years. Please contact me to discuss your requirements.
Last year I was one of 26 artists who each designed and decorated a very large fibre-glass heart for St. Catherine’s Hospice ‘HeArt to Heart’ Appeal as part of their HeArt Trail Uk, this has been my largest project to date. I created ‘Heartfelt – You touched my heart’ to be worked as a community project where each individual who took part ‘donated’ a ‘touch’ finger mark on a clay heart.
I am pleased to report the fundraising was very successful raising over £190,000. The sale at auction of ‘Heartfelt..’ and a series of 20 ceramic heart and water-colour pictures, and Heart and Forget-Me-Not jewellery I created, helped towards this total.
For all enquiries contact me @ email@example.com
I regularly exhibit not just with ‘Horsham Artists‘ but also with;
‘The Association of Sussex Artists‘ see www.associationofsussexartists.co.uk and
‘Southwater Art Club’ see www.southwaterartclub.co.uk
I have exhibited and sold at other venues including at The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.
Best wishes Sx