Artist Takeover Art Market this Sunday — Beautiful handmade jewellery made in Manchester

I will be exhibiting this Sunday at the Sale Arts Trail #ArtistTakeover #ArtMarket. The Artist Takeover will be at the Waterside Arts Centre in Sale and opens 10.30-5pm. Check out the list of other super exhibitors http://www.saleartstrail.com #jolavellejewellery #artisttakeover #artmarket #saleartstrail #sat2017 #salefestival

via Artist Takeover Art Market this Sunday — Beautiful handmade jewellery made in Manchester

Q&A John Dempsey Artist

Who are you and what do you do?

I am John Dempsey and I am an artist

Tell us all about what you do? Materials? Processes?

I produce artworks in watercolour, pen and wash, acrylic, – oil, mixed media, collage and

contemporary art installations

What 5 words best describe your work

Varied – but always based on drawing-

Do you have any design/art heroes?

Too many to mention

Describe in 10 words a typical day in your studio

Usually have location sketches from my sketch book to start off with and then notes from

exhibition visits to kick around, try colours, different supports- often work on more than one

idea, looking at collections of references and if working on a piece do so with radio on and

my cat somewhere near

Are you working on anything unusual at the moment?

Just completed two installations for the Degree Show at University of Bolton on the theme of

the universal problem of people with no home

This installation is titled “Sine Dome I”

What will you be selling at the Artist Takeover?

Mounted watercolour prints, acrylic and oil on canvas works

Tell us something we don’t know

I once stopped Mrs Thatcher’s car at a protest demonstration

 

Q&A Barbara Chadwick ceramics

Who are you and what do you do?

Hello my name is Barbara Chadwick and I am a potter, I mostly make hand made.

Tell us all about what you do? Materials? Processes?

             

I make Birds in different clays, a rough clay and porcelain to give different effects
The rough or grogged clay I use to make birds which I will Raku in the garden and involves moving the birds from a very hot kiln into sawdust in a dustbin. I also make birds in porcelain clay which I carve into and add colour then glaze and high fire.
I also hand make porcelain globes in three different colours and different sizes.

What 5 words best describe your work

Tactile, colourful, affordable and different

Do you have any design/art heroes?

John Maltby and Lucie Rie

 

Describe in 10 words a typical day in your studio

Wedge clay, make forms , join forms refine shapes into birds.

Are you working on anything unusual at the moment?

Nothing at present.

What will you be selling at the Artist Takeover ?

Birds with different types of glazing techniques on drift wood and Porcelain Globes

Tell us something we don’t know

When I was younger (a lot) I was Isle of Wight Backstroke Champion

www.facebook.com/barbarachadwickceramics

Q&A Mat Pickles artist

Who are you and what do you do?

I’m Mat Pickles. I’m an artist based in Sale and I am getting away with murder at the moment. I was offered redundancy in November last year. I had been there so long that I took it without any clue what I was going to do. Instead of flapping I just spent all my time being creative. Drawing, painting an messing about in my top room. I sold one picture to a mate. Then another. This thing just started rolling from there. I now do this full time its ridiculous.

Tell us all about what you do? Materials? Processes?

I use pen, Ink, water colour and gloss paint. I drip and scribble and make mistakes. The trick is to get the image looking right then make the page look interesting and unique. I squint a lot when I’m working. Its a good way of checking if it’s working. All my work looks better if you squint or look at it from far away.

What 5 words best describe your work

Scribbly. messy, dark, blagged, different

 

Do you have any design/art heroes?

My first art hero was Gerald Scarfe, the guy that did the art work for Pink Floyd’s The Wall. I also love Ralph Steadman who does the illustration for Hunter S Thompson’s work. And Alex Grey is also amazing. I’ve also just realised that all these examples are artists that I have found through either music or books (Alex Grey did a few Tool albums). This may be a result of not studying art.

Describe in 10 words a typical day in your studio

Alternately hard work, yoga, podcasts daydreaming and feelings of guilt.

Are you working on anything unusual at the moment?

My next piece is going to use some techniques nicked from stencil art and mix that with drip art. My next idea is always going to be the best thing I’ve done. I’m hoping to have it ready for this year’s Sale Art’s Trail.

What will you be selling at the Artist Takeover ?

A few large pieces. I have a large Mancunian Sky line that has been in a gallery. I’ve got a few Mancunian architecture examples like the one above. I have some smaller line drawn portraits and some fun smaller Mancunian pics.

http://matpicklesart.com

 

Q&A Petal Soup-Sue Deighton Textile Design

    

Who are you and what do you do?

I am a printmaker and surface pattern designer. I create motifs in print and manipulate these into pattern collections for use on homeware, fabric and stationery.

Tell us all about what you do? Materials? Processes?

I studied Fine Art Printmaking at Manchester Metropolitan University, where I focused on producing a series of mono screen prints inspired by land and seascapes. I use screen printing as my main medium to begin the design process. My patterns are then created using Photoshop and produced on manufactured products – aprons, tea towels, notebooks and greeting cards, all professionally printed in the UK.

What 5 words best describe your work

Mid-century inspired, bold, retro.

Do you have any design/art heroes?

Orla Kiely and Mid-century design are a huge influence on my work. I also love Liberty fabrics.

Describe in 10 words a typical day in your studio

A brew in my favourite mug, BBC Radio 6, ink.

          

Are you working on anything unusual at the moment?

I have recently started a collection of textile art pieces using a selection of my patterns printed on fabric, elements of which are then
embellished with embroidered and hand printed detail.

What will you be selling at the Artist Takeover ?

Aprons, tea towels, notebooks, pocket mirrors, greetings cards and framed pattern pieces.

Tell us something we don’t know
I design under the studio name of Petal Soup. The name originated from a combination of my love of floral pattern and a family nickname.

http://www.suedeighton.com