Well, things have changed rather a lot since my last post way way back in May.
My latest creation is a very noisy one, also very waggly and squirmy and is so time consuming that she’s the only creation I have time for these days! Her name is Alba-Lily and she is an absolute delight. She was born on August 12th peacefully at home in a water pool and life will never be the same again!!!
Over Easter this year we had a family of 5 staying with us – the weather turned nasty on the Sunday so what better way to spend the time than to run a wire and mixed media workshop?! We had been to the beach the day before and had collected up lots of goodies to use, which we tipped into big bowls in the middle of the table which everybody dipped into. Ages ranged from 7 to 50 and there were 7 of us altogether. The following pictures are what they made in under 2 hours – I’m pretty impressed by the variety, imagination and inventiveness!
Made by Ruby, aged 7, using wire, beach plastic, corks, bottle caps and found ribbon.
Made by Amber. Made from wire, drift wood, plastic bits and bobs from the beach.
Made by Meg, aged 12.
Made from wire, corks, rusty washers from the road, plastic from the beach and other found bits and bobs.
Made by me out of wire, fishing line from the beach and uncut glasses lenses from my local scrap store.
Made by Rob, out of plastic found on the beach and wire.
Made by Peter, aged 50, out of a piece of random carved wood and wire.
Exciting news – I have another date for a wire workshop, incorporating found and up-cycled objects.
This one will be at The Up-cycled Home at Mount Edgcumbe on Saturday 14th June from 10am – 4pm.
The cost will be £50 and this includes a delicious lunch. Tools and materials will be provided, but please bring your own ‘found objects’ – they could be anything ranging from a scrap of fabric from your childhood, some sentimental broken jewellery, flotsam and jetsum from your beach pickings. Let your imagination run free!
For more details, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Learn to make funky characters out of wire combined with found objects/fabric/your old treasures – whatever you’d like to bring along to incorporate.
Come and create your own funky characters from wire and found objects.
Bring found / up-cycle able objects that have a special meaning to you or small items that you’ve picked up on walks to incorporate into your creations.
Ideas for small objects to bring could include corks, beer bottle caps, shells, fabric from a favorite worn out piece of clothing, broken jewellery, beads, small photographs/postcards, and I particularly love bits of rusty metal I find on the streets like washers. Basically, anything that inspires or interests you!
You will learn a variety of techniques working with wire, snips and pliers and you’ll leave with a unique funky handmade character to inhabit a special place in your home.
Wire and tools will be provided, there will be a small charge for wire.
Times are from 10am – 4pm, light refreshments are provided (tea, coffee & cake) please bring a packed lunch.
Cost of the workshop will be £45 plus a little extra for materials.