Friday, 8 July 2011
Cambridge Open Studios 2011
I haven't been around here much lately. I've had so many silvery items to make that it's made me a bit scarce. Perhaps I should spend a bit of time on the bloggers' naughty step, or perhaps there's just a limit to the amount that can be squeezed into a day.
Preparations for this year's Cambridge Open Studios have been keeping me super busy - it's a truly fabulous event when over 200 Cambridgeshire artists open up their studios and special sheds during the weekends in July and the public can drop in, find out how the work is made and watch the creative process in action.
Last year was my first ever Open Studio. I sat at the bottom of the garden in my little beach hut and people came to see me. About 150 people! I could hardly believe it. Sometimes we had tea. Sometimes we chilled out in the garden. Mostly we gossiped about making. It was just ace.
I'll be opening up the beach hut this weekend and the weekend of the 23rd and 24th July. I'm even more thrilled this year because I found a (slightly rickety) old table, have set up a new workspace and started making in the hut (pictures to follow) instead of on the dining room table.
I've finally overcome the kiln fear too and have been trying out new enamelled designs inspired by the garden, which is Very Flowery at the moment..
It would be wonderful to see anyone for whom it's not too far. There will be jewels and tea and flowers and chat. Hope to see you there.....