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10 reasons to come to the Sale Arts Trail #ChristmasBazaar

10 reasons to come along to the Christmas Bazaar to day, watch this space for photographs of the day and if you can’t make it today watch out for future events  to be announced very soon.

 

1. Start your Christmas shopping

2. View the very best handmade products and paintings around

3. Meet the makers

4. Mulled wine

5. The chance to win a handmade decoration in the raffle

6. Support local charity http://www.birdsofparadise.org.uk

7. Treat yourself!!

8. Treat your loved ones, friends and children to unique gifts

9. Shop local

10. Support Sale Arts Trail and their events

Hope to see you there today!!

Q&A Photographer Anne Earnshaw

What is your practice? materials? processes?

As a Visual Artist Photography has been my main medium since I left University in 2008. I look at the extraordinary in the ordinary using my digital / film SLR Canon camera, no manipulation is used. Presently I am using my mobile phone more as this helps to capture an image when walking with my family and my dog Stanley in my everyday life. This still excites me and iphoneography is a great way to be creative. Come and see which images you think are taken on my mobile phone!!!!

What 5 words best describe your work?

Inspired by Nature, capturing the moment, painterly, atmospheric, thoughtful.

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Do you have any design heroes?

Ansel Adam, Monet / the impressionists

Describe in 10 words a typical day in your studio

Cup of tea, toast, work in retail, mum, home, garden, creative, shapes, patterns, fun.

 

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Are you working on anything unusual at the moment?

I have recently worked on a commission for Springfield Primary School in Sale regarding the new building and I am presently working on a commission for a client who has bought a huge print for her holiday home in Italy.

What are you selling at the Christmas Bazaar? Anything new?

On the day – I will be selling cards and prints that will make fabulous gifts. I take commissions.

New – Christmas cards ( patterns of snow and ice and a white christmas scene of my garden).

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I work in schools ‘The Art of Seeing ‘ programme. Working in primary schools with year 4 and 5’s with their Drawing Skills and each year with the 6th formers at Altrincham school/college of arts. Photography workshops ( how to use your camera in a creative way).

Q&A Jeweller Jane Dzisiewski

Well this the last Q&A on the run up to the #ChristmasBazaar and what thoroughly enjoyable reads!! Cats, BBC radio, Mary Quant, Bet Lynch, jewellery, Galounge’s, ceramics and not to mention all those brews!!!!

Come along this Sunday and meet these guys and gals and witness the beautiful work they create.

Jane Dzisiewski

What is your practice? materials? processes?

I am a studio jeweller making contemporary statement jewellery. My work is predominantly made using resin and precious metals, whilst also utilising textile techniques. I have one foot rooted respectfully in traditional methods and craftsmanship and the other placed firmly in new technology and material sciences. My practice is split evenly into making and selling and I derive equal pleasure from both. Nothing beats pairing the right piece with the right person.

What 5 words best describe your work?

Bold. Resin. Precious. Unique. Bespoke

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Do you have any design heroes?

Artists and Designers who educated me, were exceptional and/or walked their own path : The Viennese Secessionists (Gustav Klimt, Koloman Moser, Josef Hoffmann, Joseph Olbrich), Charles Rennie Macintosh, Paul Klee, William Morris, Paul Cezanne, Pablo Picasso, Whistler, Edouard Vuillard, Claude Monet, Walter Gropius, Georges Seurat, Mies van der Rohe, Michelangelo, Rembrandt. I could go on.

Where is your studio?

I seem to be collecting work spaces. I have 2 large rooms in the cellar at home (one for resin and one for metalwork). I have also just recently taken on a space at Bankley Studios, which I am looking to working in soon. I could actually do with a shed to sand my resin blocks and stones in. It’s dirty work which I do outside – and a wintry 10 degrees, windy and wet isn’t ideal. It’s not too shabby in the summer though.

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Describe in 10 words a typical day in your studio

Drawing, research, designing, colour, resin, sanding, crocheting, soldering, photographs, paperwork.

Are you working on anything unusual at the moment?

I’m working on some new resin designs, and also scaling all my bangle designs both up and down, to incorporate more sizes in my range.

What are you selling at the Christmas Bazaar? Anything new?

Resin bangles, pendants, necklaces and rings. Because each resin piece is one of a kind, everything I do is in effect new and keeps me inspired. I’m also continually looking at the fashion colour forecasts, so I will be introducing some new colour combinations too.

Tell us something we don’t know

I use sintered metal powders in my work purely because my plastics tutor at college said that we couldn’t use metal in our plastics project. Just to be a smarty pants, I put the metal in the resin – and it turned out so well, I have since developed this technique further and still use it in my work today.

http://www.janedzisiewski.com

 

 

Q&A Ceramicist, mixed media collage & painting Ian Chapman

What is your practice? materials? processes?

Stoneware slab-built ceramic and mixed media collage and painting

What 5 words best describe your work?

Varied media, cohesive visual dynamics.

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Do you have any design heroes?

David Mellor

Where is your studio? Pictures?

Studio in my home: cellar and spare room.

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Describe in 10 words a typical day in your studio

Review previous day’s work, consolidate ongoing work, start new work, consider and decide on ideas, make, clean up.

Are you working on anything unusual at the moment?

Collages and ceramics with related visual ideas.

What are you selling at the Christmas Bazaar? Anything new?

New boxes. Small collages.

Tell us something we don’t know

Gordon is afraid of frogs.