My turn to be the student June 10, 2017 00:27 1 Comment

Last weekend I went to the West Dean craft fair and lay in the sunshine on the grass listening to music, and went to two lovely craft workshops. 

Here's my day in pictures

The south downs

Paper making workshop

This was so much fun! Making paper is messy, immediate and colourful. We did a little intro workshop and there was tons of wonderful terminology like couching (pronounced kooching) and kissing off. I would most definitely recommend it! 

smush

dipping

dipping again

couching

couching

pressing

Folded copper jewellery workshop

I loved this, hammering and heating copper up. It reminded me of the glass blowing studio of my student days. I made a wierd looking thing but had a great time exploring copper and what it can do. Plus it's always great hitting things with a hammer. 

cutting

hammering

flames

hammering

flame studio

pliers

 In between workshops we had a lovely potter around the grounds

all types of min

plants

circle

flowers