February 18 to April 23, 2017
Make: A Celebration of Craft
Ruthin Craft Centre
A celebration of the work of some fifty applied artists, marking a return of several of your favourite makers along with some new faces. For the past two years Ruthin Craft Centre’s Paul Hamlyn Foundation funded What is Craft? project has looked at many different aspects of Craft and the core fundamental process of making. Examining different ideas and approaches to making, in particular through form, function, materials, and decoration, it has engaged our audience in a creative dialogue. This exhibition articulates aspects of that dialogue and continues the ongoing conversation of what it is to Make.
April 8 to June 3, 2017
Designs Gallery and Café
Designs Gallery is proud to present a curated selling exhibition exploring weave both as a concept and a technique. Traditional and contemporary baskets and wall pieces by Lise Bech are on display, alongside lino/monoprint prints and artists books by Hugh Brydon, jewellery by Dorine Decayeux (Vlum) and tiny nest-like vessels by Anna S King.
Designs Gallery and Café, 179 King Street, Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway, DG7 1DZ, www.designsgallery.co.uk. Open Monday - Saturday 9.30 - 5.00pm
May 27 to June 22, 2017
Tissage : Tressage
An exhibition on the theme of "TRESSAGE and WEAVING" brings together artists and craftsmen of international renown: Denmark, Scotland, Ireland, England and France. Six speakers who, by weaving, braiding and photography, each create a poetic universe in their domain.
Lise Bech (Denmark), Dail Behennah (England), Philippe Gordien, Pierre Maquin (France) Linda Green (Scotland), and Méabh Warburton (Ireland).
Galerie La Tour Montalès, Le Bourg, 12260 Montsalès, France. www.galerielatourmontsales.com. Open every day except Mondays from 3 to 7 pm.
February 5, 2017
Willow Harvest and Propagation
10.30 AM - 2 PM
Museum of Scottish Country Life
Learn about willow propagation, help with the harvest of 20 different varieties of willow and take home cuttings to create your own willow bed. Enquries: 0131 247 4369
I very much enjoy passing on my basketry skills. Having taught large groups in the past I now prefer to teach individuals or small groups in my own workshop. This way the course can be tailored to suit the students' needs. These courses are arranged when there is sufficient interest! If you would like to learn, please contact me.