Somerset Arts Weeks

It’s only a few weeks till the Arts Weeks, and I’ve been busy doing the finishing touches to some new and exciting work. This year I’m exhibiting with 3 other talented artists, all using different techniques and mediums to myself. They include, mixed media, printmaking and silver jewellery.

I’ll be showing a varied range of work from sculptural double pieces that represent relationship and form to small plaques and cards.

Do make it over if you can, it’s going to be good!

Getting ready.

Somerset Arts Weeks starts on the 21st September, it’s an opportunity to collaborate with other artists and show our work together. This year, I’ll be showing with Leo Davey, mixed media, Sue Lowe, print making and Sarah Fox, Silver Jewellery. All resulting in an rich display of highly accomplished and exciting work.

We’re all busy in our workshops making, these new forms are now ready to enamel, and will be on display throughout the show.

It’s been a little while

It’s been a little while since I’ve added anything to my website, the truth is I’ve been in the workshop working on technical problems with firing enamels, these times of exploration and learning can feel like little progress has been made, but looking back, it’s just the pain staking reality of the learning process, try and try again! Learning resilience when things aren’t going how you want can certainly be tricky!

Texture

I’m been experimenting with creating different textures today, using my favourite planishing hammer and a steel ball- these will eventually be candlesticks, with either a bronze patina with 24c gold rims or with a shimmery silver wash with warm copper.

Etsy!

Well I’ve finally got my online shop up and running, I’ve managed to upload a few pieces, and will add more very soon! Watch this space-

Www.etsy.com/shop/JoanneHorrobinEnamel