Creative Crafts for wellbeing

New Creative Craft workshop ideas

Have a go at a range of different Craft techniques.

Marvelous Mosaics

This may have to take place over two sessions;

1st session involves, drawing a picture/pattern onto a small board, choose a collection of different textured and coloured tiles to cut and place onto the board

2nd session, Grout the mosaic pieces for indoor or outdoor use.

Imaginative Ceramics 

Encouraging imagination and creating small sculptural characters of clay pieces. Using a variety different clays and bright coloufuk decorative slips as well as tools to help form or texture the pieces

These pieces will be taken away to be fired and returned in a few weeks as a final piece.

Ingenuity Pottery

Have a go at different hand-building pottery techniques, from pitch to coil pots and slab boxes, create and decorative functional pots.

This could be developed into two sessions.

1st session, making the pottery piece, I take them away and fire.

2nd session, I return with the pots for them to decorate and take them away again for final firing and return in a few weeks.

Decorative Glass and Pottery Painting

Design and draw a pattern or pictures to be drawn/painted onto a plain ceramic tile or glass sheet, plate/bowl, mug or glass.

Using brightly coloured paints, which are just fixed by putting into the conventional oven

Artistic Lino Printing

Develop and create hand-made cards, a pattern/pictures on silver/gold card or lino, which is then cut out and using a variety of different coloured inks to print out the pattern/picture on to paper and then mounted onto coloured card.

Rekindle – Christmas Crafts

Make your own Christmas decorations, using foliage from the garden and a chance to recycle old Christmas decorations.

Imaginative  Papier-mâché bowls 

Create a small bowl using a mix of glue newspaper, combine with fabric, colourful tissue or wrapping paper and brightly coloured paints or vanish.

Up-cycle Decoupage

Decorate a small object, such as a small box or mirror/picture frame by gluing coloured paper or cut-outs onto it and combining with special paint effects, such as gold/silver and other decorative elements.

Watercolour Painting

Try out different painting techniques making a card using watercolour paints

Artistic Mix-media 

Create a 3D card using different mediums of paper and paints, pastels, pen/pencils etc.

 

And many more ideas to come just talk to Vicky with your idea …..

 

   

For more details view www.vjh-ceramics.com

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Creative well-being

Working with a number of groups teaching crafts such as Mosaics and Pottery at the Independence Trust in Cheltenham

 

GSA

I have now joined the Gloucestershire Society of Artist, who are mainly based at Nature in Art.

Here’s hope for lots more exhibition and opportunities to display my work and promote myself, plus the workshop I teach etc.

 

 

 

New Project

I been very bust, this last year with a variety of different projects and  I haven’t written in this blog for a while due to work taking over.

I  am working with a variety of people, young and old mainly teaching mosaics and painting but also pottery and I’m enjoying it tremendously.

see photo of mosaic above, worked with a  lovely group and created the Independence Trust sign for them.

More photos of all the groups to come …..

But now it’s time for me to get back into making more of my own work and display in new places, still exhibiting in Painswick in the Summer as part of the Art Burst week

18th -28th August 2017 in the Church Room (between the main car park and the Church).

 

 

Summer Exhibition 2015

Been very busy teaching so finding it very hard to keep up with my blog…

But as teaching, creating new ideas such as new crystalline glaze and different shaped box style pot.

All for the exhibition this summer last month July at the Painswick centre and begin of August at the Church Rooms in Painswick, as part of their ART BURST week!!

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Exhibition result!

Last week was my Exhibition at Painswick, was really please with the result and come away with new ideas regarding both new things to make and workshops or events to run.

Now it’s time to start making small items  with the next markets in mind and Christmas, once the schools go back etc. So watch this space!!!!exhibition 20142exhibition 2014crackeled bowlrocckypot'14porcelain group'14