We took part in BUST London Craftacular craft fair at York Hall, Bethnal Green over the weekend. Lots of cake, drinks a very cool DJ and we met some wonderfully talented makers and amazing visitors. From the moment the doors opened the atmosphere was buzzing and the footfall didn’t cease till 6! Fell into our beds back in Lancashire at 12.45pm tired but withbig smiles on our faces 🙂
Selection of our latest up-cycled dioramas in old boxes, jewellery cases and tins.
We have contributed diorama box pieces to a display of Blackpool artwork at the new J D Wetherspoons pub Velvet Coaster in Blackpool due to open in May. Our pieces are inspired by the glitz and glamour of the circus in days gone by.
Latest selection of work delivered to the lovely Platform Gallery shop, Clitheroe.
We’ve just delivered our latest batch of new work to the Heart Gallery in Hebden Bridge. Our work will be part of their REcycled, REscued, REstored exhibition which runs 9/9/13 to 20/10/13. Here’s just a sneak peak!
We had our fourth and final workshop at Solaris yesterday and our project apprentices began to finished off their 3D card models of the gondola tram and diorama scenes within a suitcase. Everyone chose aspects of Blackpool that interested them from the archives and used their own resources . Some have concentrated on one piece while others have produced multiple models. Many apprentices expressed that they didn’t feel very confident drawing but enjoyed collaging copies of the archive material.
We discussed the journey our work has taken during the project and the next stage involved, getting the card modeling kit produced. We briefly touched on CE certification, Copyright law and issues surrounding printing and die cutting. Towards the end of the session we put the finished pieces together in a group and explored each other’s work. We were amazed by the beautiful card models and dioramas produced, each piece is totally individual and collectively they demonstrate the diverse range of skill and talent in Blackpool.
We have been blessed with such a lovely, enthusiastic and generous group. The sessions have been so relaxed and enjoyable, we are sorry not to be gathering again. We hope that the project apprentices have enjoyed the workshops as much as us and have gained from the experience. We have certainly picked up some great techniques from the group and hope to incorporate many of the ideas generated, into the finished design. We look forward to showing off the group’s wonderful work at the Creative Industries Event at the Grundy on the 19th June and can’t wait to see what the other groups have been up to.