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Mid February News

Posted on February 13, 2014 at 2:53 AM Comments comments (17)
Its now February 13th,  - When will it be summer and sunny and warm ,its still cold and wetter than ever. I think twice about braving the weather and patio going down to the studio, Although I always get down there eventually. I made some lovely heart dishes with roses and don't faint 'NO BUTTERFLIES' on them. It was just too much with some on them Ill up load them when they are finished. I also finished some commissions of door plates. I must finish my dragon ,I started it months ago with every thing that has happened in the ARTBOXuk Gallery and workshop there just hasn't been the time. I don't know if any one feels the same but I feel so weary and tired all the time. Is it because there is no sun? or is it too much work? who knows.

We have some specials on at the workshop for the next two months to cheer everyone up. come and see what cooking.......

bye for now
S
XX

February News

Posted on February 7, 2014 at 3:37 AM Comments comments (26)
February is here !!!!!!!!!! cold , windy, and humm well a bit depressing - I see people walking passed the gallery with their heads hung low, rushing to get out of the horrid weather. They sometimes shelter in the doorway I don't blame them I would too.But the days ARE getting longer.
What they all should do is come and take advantage of our
                              February and March Madness offer !
                                   £5-00 off a 2 hour workshop.
They can come in and from the cold and learn or improve a skill for 2014. We have such Talented artists here who are willing to share their knowledge. Arty Party time is Starting again 11years + at the Gallery workshop or under this age at your own venue- Kids love art and crafts - and its a learning experience they will remember.
The Quilting and  painting on canvas workshops are starting to produce some finished work now -  photos to follow soon.
We have daytime and evening workshops so their is something for everyone. come and visit us and have a chat if you are near us.

One Other thing that I would like to say or ask actually is about -'grants for the Arts'
or any other grant it seems. How is it, if you want a apply for a grant to improve or help a good project that is researched and started. you don't qualify! even if you have them say - yes its a great idea you would get funding.  As soon as they ask when do you want it to start they say that they dont fund an existing project or one that has started. What logic is that! --- to fund something that has not been trialled and may not work and then to reject a good project which is trialled and there is a need for and the public want. We would love to give reductions on courses/workshop sessions to elderly, students those on benefits but as a new business we can't do that . -- Things need to change I think -- What do you think.

Waco News

Posted on January 4, 2014 at 2:46 PM Comments comments (39)
Well Hello everyone,
We are into the new year with the WACO / ARTBOXuk SHOP and have put new displays in both windows, Pop in and take look - tell us what you think. We would love to hear your views.
The Workshops start this week coming - we have Learning or improving your sewing on Tuesday 7th Jan, Pottery (slab building on Thursday 9th Jan, Making your own Tarot Cards or Rune Stones on Tuesday 14th ( then learn how to use them in another workshop later on) Coming up are work-shops for Drawing , Card- making, Beading and en-caustic (wax) painting and many more. Please look on the website  (Waco workshops) for dates and more info - or pop into the shop and have a chat.

WACO update

Posted on December 16, 2013 at 6:39 PM Comments comments (16)
Hello Everyone here is another update.
The Waco gallery is coming along well. We have been open for 5 days now,We are getting lots of excellent feed back from the local community. Artists and craft people are now coming forward with some beautiful work. We have beautiful girls dresses and knitted /crochet cardigans, Hats, feather cushions with great designs, Lots of different styles of paintings in acrylic, stamp pictures, A portrait and wedding photographer, Ceramics and pottery, amazing en-caustic (Wax) pictures,Hand made beaded jewellery and lots more.
I am now in the process of sorting out the workshops in Art and Crafts -Which will take place at the rear of the shop. They will be 2 hours long and cost £25.00. Some will have material costs but we will keep this down to a minimum.
We will also have gift vouchers for the workshops too, so you can give a nice unusual present to someone you love.They will be able to redeem this in any craft workshop they choose and their will be lots.
I have a kiln heating up right now, so while I am waiting I'm writing this blog. Soon I will have another batch of goodies to sell, I also have been on the pottery wheel yesterday and thrown 12 dishes which are now ready to put coloured slip on and decorate by incising and painting.
Well that's the news, take a look at the WACO section on the website, I have uploaded some photos of the gallery/craft shop- hope you like it - I love it.
All the best
Regards
Sylvie

WACO- Whitton Artists Co-operative

Posted on December 14, 2013 at 3:05 PM Comments comments (128)
Hello, Well we are Open for Business. Its taken some time and stress , sleepless nights worrying,  but the Art and Craft gallery WACO is open. We have had a great response from the public and they all love the idea of having local handmade work on show - I hope they all support us by buying the work!!!It looks lovely and welcoming inside, with some beautifully crafted work. We have some very talented people in and around Whitton.if you are in the area please come and visit us.
Our Opening times are 9 till 5.30 Monday to Saturday and 10 - 1 on Sundays
After Christmas we will begin having workshops teaching a wide range of Art and Crafts. This is mainly for adults and teenagers,although we will if asked cater for younger members of the public. We may have an after school art and craft club for younger members of the public in the future.
Well that's the latest development I now have to get going making some more stock!!!!- Ill keep you posted. and some images will come soon.
regards
Sylvie

December News

Posted on December 4, 2013 at 3:35 PM Comments comments (46)

Hello Everyone, well it is December and my life has gone mad. Not only am I enjoying the supply teaching at a lovely local school with some gorgeous little ones from reception and nursery,
                  We have finally acquired the shop in Whitton.
We are working hard to set it up and hope to be opening on Tuesday next week
So we are ......CALLING ALL ARTISTS FROM WHITTON AND LOCAL AREAS.
WE ARE OPENING A SMALL GALLERY SHOP IN WHITTON SO THAT WE ARTISTS/CRAFT-PEOPLE  CAN ADVERTISE AND SELL OUR CRAFT-WORK/PAINTINGS .   IF YOU ARE INTERESTED ON JOINING ;-  ‘
                         WACO                                                            
                      THE WHITTON ARTISTS CO-OPERATIVE’                                           

PLEASE CONTACT ME ASAP, EITHER THROUGH FACE BOOK,EMAIL OR THE WEBSITE WITH A DESCRIPTION AND PHOTOS OF YOUR WORK  [email protected]  
THERE WILL BE LIMITED SPACES SO GALLERY SPACE WILL BE ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVED BASIS --BUT YOUR WORK MUST BE ; HANDMADE AND OF A HIGH QUALITY THERE WILL BE A LIMIT ON SIMILAR ART/CRAFT DISCIPLINES

(Exhibition space will be affordable and priced by the Square Metre or shelf size on a monthly basis.)
(Payment for space will be 1 month in advance with a two week deposit. Two weeks notice will be required to leave the group.)
                         THE EARLY BIRD GETS THE WORM.

Hope to meet all you local artists and craft people soon regards Sylvie XXX

November News

Posted on November 27, 2013 at 7:10 AM Comments comments (67)
Well Its nearly The Christmas month of December. and we are all I expect looking for those unique gifts for family and friends. I had a lovely surprise this morning !!!!!
The ARTBOXuk has now acquired the shop in Whitton at last. We hopefully will be able to move in next week. So I am looking for Local artists (MUST BE LOCAL)to form a co-operative and share the space to exhibit and sell their own handmade/painted crafts - What will it will be called  -WHAT DO YOU THINK?
WHITTON ART AND CRAFTS
WHITTON ARTIST MARKET
ARTISTS OF WHITTON
WHITTON ART AND CRAFT EMPORIUM
WHITTON ARTISTS GROUP

Send me your suggestions and if you are local to Whitton and would like to join our group please contact me through the website blog or email me directly. Spaces will be limited so the early birds will catch these worms. Providing you are local and your work is a high quality you will be welcome to join us.

November News from The ARTBOXuk

Posted on November 13, 2013 at 10:27 AM Comments comments (26)
Hello everyone. The cold and wet has finally set in and its nice to hide away in the studio in the warm - especially when the kiln is on.I have had quite a busy time this month .I was successful in being chosen to exhibit in the Arcadia revisited exhibition @ Orleans Gallery at the end of October That was a lovely exhibition. But didn't get into the next one - 'still life' on now in the same place. Well Chin Up and soldier onwards -cannot win them all.
I hope I will be excepted for the Spirit of womanhood in OXO Tower London - deadline is soon - Hum still working on the painting for that-but the ceramics are ready and waiting. The there a wedding fair in Twickenham in January and hopefully a few at the butterfly farms in the spring.
The big Christmas fairs seem to Ive found, be booked up since the previous year dot. so I am going to do the same and book early for next year.- Too Late this Year.
I am hopefully going to have a shop to rent in Whitton to exhibit my work - a sort of a private exhibition . I am hopeful that it will be on the weekend of the Whitton Street light turning on but I'm still waiting to hear-----and its getting very close now . Ahh!

As for teaching posts that's -- well gone mad- the agency I'm with have lots of work in schools and 1.2.1.teaching and its all come at once -as soon as my DBS (the old CRB) came through I was out there BUT I must Learn to say NO . As I want to continue working in the studio too.
I am uploading my new latest range of work  called "Frozen Vessels " I hope you like them please blog and tell me what you think of them.
All the best
Sylvie XX

Well I cant sleep so i thought i would write something.

Posted on October 16, 2013 at 11:46 PM Comments comments (40)
Hello out there - well what have I been doing apart from applying for teaching posts. I have submitted work for 2 Exhibitions, and have been working in the studio on some new pieces using fabric . Some successes and humm! - some whoopsies -The fabric was too thin on some porcelain pieces and disintegrated during the firing. Those that have come out well, will - when they are glazed be lovely - providing they don't warp too much or collapse completely.
I am still teaching my Art students' privately and giving help and advice as well as practical help in developing their skills in drawing ,painting and design.
The workshops are doing well too I have 2 new students. lovely ...
But I still have spaces for 2 more, then I will be full on the Saturday sessions and if new comers want to join after this I will make an extra time slot and have 3 sessions on Saturdays. When the better weather comes in the spring I will offer an evening session too . Unless of course there are some of you out there who want to brave the winter dark evenings and join me - I am there anyway- listing to the radio singing along - its a good job no one can hear -my art is much better quality than my singing    hahaha 
well I am getting sleepy now , its 04.38 am and really should try to sleep I must write an artists statement tomorrow for the exhibition.photograph some pieces and get them to the gallery before the deadline.
Bye for now --  tell me what you artists out there are up too!!!

New Work.

Posted on October 2, 2013 at 5:50 PM Comments comments (19)
I have just finished my new painting - Psykhe - A swarm of monarchs.  
Acrylic on canvas. Also some larger butterfly vessels and some small ones - all in the kiln right now. Photos of the porcelain vessels were taken before they were Glazed.
I hope you like them. regards SylvieXX


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