I have just been teaching at a very special workshop in Richmond at Natural Retreats Yorkshire Dales, called structure and surface: creating 3D sculptures with wax, wire, fabric, paper and found materials Beth Nicholls the organizer of the event is just amazing a very special person who had a dream of running creative retreats in the UK and I was so glad to be part of the very first one…see www.dowhatyouloveforlife.com for more information.
I am in the process of developing a mentoring group in the North Lancashire/South Cumbria area, this will be a more individually centred programme of workshops and tutorials, and anyone can join at any level in your practice from wanting to learn more practical techniques to developing your professional portfolio of work
I have other workshops coming up in Thirsk in May also Ribchester and Reading in July, check my web site for details www.priscillajones.co.uk
I am also going to have a range of rubber stamps launched in the USA later this year and a range of giclee print with a company in the North East called Jesmond Design Studio they have just launched a new retail space at Kendals in Newcastle. www.jesmonddesignstudio.com
What do you love most about what you do and is there a down side
The upside is being able to do what you love the most all of the time and to see your work develop and grow.
The downside is it is hard to make a living from this and you sometimes have to compromise what you do to make your work saleable. Also many galleries are suffering because of the economic climate and so selling work direct to your customers and via the web is becoming a much bigger part of your working life. Many galleries are closing or changing what they sell so I find this part of the process is more demanding of my time where as in the past I could send work to galleries and they would do all the selling for me that was a great.
Any advice for Ziggy the rabbit
Make sure you have lots of kiddy kippers in the garden!
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Priscilla has been entered for an award in the Craft & Design Selected Awards 2011 To vote for her, please click the link http://www.craftmaker.co.uk/