Watch the Sale Arts Trail Film 2015

Watch the video of Sale Arts Trail 2015 filmed by Aside Productions Manchester. A big thank you to Mark and Stephen.

SALE ARTS TRAIL 2015

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Q&A Burgess Chainsaw Wood Sculptors

One last Q&A for this years Sale Arts Trail from the Burgess Chainsaw Wood Sculptors who you will find at Venue W Walton Park. They will be demonstrating throughout the day from 11-4 today.

Just a note on your travels over to that area of the trail on the Bridgewater canal near Walton Park  check out art on a barge from the Artism Society of Artists and get refreshments from The Brew Boat next door.

Tim Burgess

Burgess Chainsaw Wood Sculptors

What is your practice? Materials? Processes?

Wood.

What 5 words best describe your work?

Sculpting logs with chainsaws.

Do you have any design heroes?

Bob King from Seattle.

Where is your studio?
Rostherne.

Describe in 10 words a typical day in your studio

Noisy, sawdust, Radio 2 on headphones, off cuts.

Are you working on anything unusual at the moment? Commissions? New work?

Preparing for the RHS show.

Michele Burgess

Did you exhibit or visit last years SAT?

No.

What will you be selling at SAT15? Anything new?

What venue are you exhibiting at on the trail? 

Chain saw carving at Walton Park, Sale.

Tell us something we don’t know

I take part to chainsaw carving competitions all around the world.

Thank you to Burgess Chainsaw Wood Sculptors!

Q&A Gemma Truman

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Gemma Truman

What is your practice? Materials? Processes?

My primary material is glass, which I first work hot from a furnace using glass blowing techniques, then work cold using finishing and polishing processes.
Most of the pieces are then completed with some complimentary woven or crocheted rope work.

What 5 words best describe your work?

Intriguing, quietly striking and colourful

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Do you have any design heroes?

I actually don’t. I am far more drawn to an individual piece of work and how it effects or provokes me rather than any one persons entire body of work. We cant all agree on everything after all!

Where is your studio?

Truman Keeling Studios, Unit 31, Wellington House, Pollard Street East, Ancoats, Manchester.

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Describe in 10 words a typical day in your studio

Currently? Endless coldworking dispersed with workbench building and studio organising.

Are you working on anything unusual at the moment? Commissions? New work?

I am. I’m in the midst of creating an Alice in Wonderland themed piece, to celebrate its 150th Anniversary this year. But its all under wraps until completed, Watch this space!

Did you exhibit or visit last years SAT?

Yes

What will you be selling at SAT15? Anything new?

My wonderful light catching, colourful, outdoor hung ‘Kiota’
The hung White ‘Kiota’
Lots of fabulously coloured ‘Kiota Michozi’
and my new Soul Bowls.

What venue are you exhibiting at on the trail?

At Mitch Canvas’ Studio, Venue F

Tell us something we don’t know

Outside of making and creating, I am a Roller Derby addict. Its a brilliant sport with a great community.

Thank you Gemma!

http://www.gemmatruman.co.uk

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Q&A Ellul Ceramics

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Lisa Ellul

What is your practice? Materials? Processes?

I create hand built ceramic vessel and forms. I’ve always had a love of nature and been fascinated by the beautiful natural structures and textures found in plants, bark and seed pods. It is this natural theme that inspires my ceramics.
My vessels are constructed from layers of finely rolled tubes or cones of clay. These are organised in a structured formation building the thickness of the vessel wall. Some vessels are multi-layered and hold a solid, weighted volume. Others are simple one-layer vessels resembling seed pods and cones. This method of construction creates an intricate texture and articulation of surface. Surfaces are almost bone like with fossilised leaf patterns or inlayed textures. Simple washes of oxides highlight texture and the occasional use of gold leaf adds a sense of luminosity and luxury.

What 5 words best describe your work?

Sculptural. Unique. Intriguing. Tactile. Textural.

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Do you have any design heroes?

I love the work of so many makers, too many to name! A couple of my favourites are Japanese jeweller Mariko Sumioka and American ceramist Diana Fayt.

Where is your studio?

I work from my home studio situated in the beautiful Peak District. I find my garden and surroundings a constant source of inspiration.

Describe in 10 words a typical day in your studio

Emails, tea, tidy, think, roll out some clay, begin making.

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Are you working on anything unusual at the moment? Commissions? New work?

This year I’m planning on making some larger scale pieces.

Did you exhibit or visit last years SAT?

This will be my first time exhibiting at SAT. Looking forward to it!

What will you be selling at SAT15? Anything new?

I will be exhibiting a range of vessels and small wall pieces.

What venue are you exhibiting at on the trail?

Venue X with Sarah Thirwell and Wayne Hart.

Tell us something we don’t know

I once worked for a summer in Hong Kong writing trivia questions for a company that designed children’s educational computer games. I learnt a lot about dinosaurs!

http://www.ellulceramics.com

Thank you Lisa!

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Q&A Wayne Hart

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Wayne Hart

What is your practice?

Wayne Hart is an award-winning lettercarver, typographer and sculptor. Seeking to achieve the highest levels of craftsmanship, he is dedicated to creating beautiful inscriptions, low-relief carving and sculptural forms. His designs are skilfully drawn by hand, with lettering, image and form tailored to suit each client’s needs. These are then carved by hand using mallet and chisel, paying the closest attention to detail. Carving in both stone and wood, Hart also works with other materials such as metals, plastics and glass. He works internationally and his work to date has included commemorative gifts, public art projects, memorials, signage and artwork for exhibition.

What five words best describe your work?

Bespoke, quality, award-winning, unique, contemporary

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Do you have any design heroes?

My work is influenced by nature and the artwork of ancient civilisations such as the Egyptians, Aztecs, Myans and Greeks. Modern-day heroes include Barbara Hepworth, Bridget Riley, Thomas Heatherwick, Tom Perkins and Alan Fletcher.

Where is your studio?

My studio is based in AWOL Studios, Ancoats. I am currently serving a five-month artist residency at the King’s Lynn Arts Centre in Norfolk.

Describe in 10 words a typical day in your studio

There is always work to be done!

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Are you working on anything unusual at the moment? Commissions? New work?

I am currently creating the WW1 memorial to Edith Cavell during a five-month artist residency at the King’s Lynn Arts Centre. The memorial will be situated in the grounds of Norwich Cathedral.

I have a number of other exciting commissions, both large-scale and small, and he is creating new works for a number of upcoming exhibitions. Hart is currently exhibiting his piece, The Raven, at Craft Open 2015 at the Platform Gallery in Clitheroe.

Did you exhibit or visit last year’s SAT?

No.

What will you be selling at SAT15? Anything new?

I will be selling a range of smaller lettered items with one or two larger pieces. All work is being created specially for Sale Arts Trail 2015.

What venue are you exhibiting at on the trail?

I will be exhibiting at Sarah Thirwell’s studio.

Tell us something we don’t know

I am a Queen Elizabeth Scholar and the youngest artist to have created work for Westminster Abbey in the recent past.

http://www.awol-studios.co.uk/residents/wayne-hart

Thank you Wayne!

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Q&A Nick Roberson

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Nick Roberson

What is your practice? Materials? Processes?

Stone carving, sculpture.

What 5 words best describe your work?

Figurative stone carving and sculpture

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Do you have any design heroes?

Pugin

Where is your studio?

In my garden.

Describe in 10 words a typical day in your studio

Start at 7, dusty long day, physical but rewarding.
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Are you working on anything unusual at the moment? Commissions? New work?

The restoration of the Hugh Stawell-Brown statue for the City of Liverpool. Carved in 1860, Toppled and vandalised in the 1980s abandoned in a field for 30 years. New hand, nose, foot and ears.

Did you exhibit or visit last years SAT?

Yes

What will you be selling at SAT15? Anything new?

No

What venue are you exhibiting at on the trail?

I will be demonstrating letter cutting in slate at intervals and encouraging visitors to have a go.
This will take place over the two days ( when I am not talking to visitors )

If you are opening your studio on the trail have you got anyone exhibiting at your studio?

Rebecca Lawley ( silversmith )

Tell us something we don’t know.

Good question, I have just carved a portrait of actor Bill Owen ( comp from last of the summer wine ) for the people of Holmfirth.

http://www.robersonstonecarving.co.uk

Thanks Nick!

Sale Arts Trail preview this Friday night 6-9pm

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Sale Arts Trail PREVIEW Fri 10th July 6-9pm

Come along this Friday evening to the Sale Arts Trail preview at Waterside Arts Centre in Sale.

The Waterside hosts the Sale Arts Trail group show and also opens the trail weekend.

So come along and join us for a drink and canapés to open the second Sale Arts Trail.

All welcome!