Q&A Sausage Dog Shop by Harriet Orrey-Godden

Who are and what do you do?
I’m Harriet Orrey-Godden. I make monsters, puppets and soft sculptures. I also draw and paint faces and people.

What 5 words best describe your work?
Silly, weird, colourful, imaginative, storytelling

Do you have any design heroes?
Not necassarily designers, but I have a lot of artist heroes including Louise Bourgoiuse, Gregory Jacobsen, Egon Schiele, Hannah Hoch and the artist collective Gelitin. I’m also inspired by film directors Terry Gilliam, David Lynch and the Coen brothers.

Where is your studio? Location? In a shared studio?
My studio is in the attic of my house in Manchester, it’s all mine and I love it.

Describe in 10 words a typical day in your studio
Cups of tea, radio, drawing, thinking, sewing, posting orders, yoga.

Are you working on anything unusual at the moment? Commissions? New work?
Yes, I’m making 600 theraputic dolls for the Australian Childhood Foundation. I’ve been working on these for a year now, and shipping them to Australia every month!

What will you be selling at the Christmas Bazaar?
Soft monsters large and small, goblins in pants, pocket worms, long lumps, sausage dogs, poo pins and greetings cards

What would be your job if you weren’t doing what you do now?
There’s lots of things I’d like to be….celebrity chef, human rights lawyer, farmer, perpetual traveller!

Tell us something we don’t know
When I was little I found a dead dried frog skeleton in the garden, so I kept him in a matchbox and called him Sid.

https://www.etsy.com/shop/sausagedog

   

                

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EXHIBITORS #SaleArtsTrail 2016

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EXHIBITORS 2016 

Sale Arts Trail has over 50 makers on this years trail in over 20 venues this year. There are lots of new faces amongst regular faces.

Check the list and #savethedate SATURDAY 9th JULY & SUNDAY 10th JULY.

#SaleArtsTrail #SAT2016 #trailsale

 

Q&A Opal Gems

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What is your practice? Materials? Processes?

I am a jewellery designer and lapidarist. Lapidary is the art of cutting and polishing gemstones. My designs are created using traditional bench making techniques using sterling silver, elements of 9ct gold and semi-precious gemstones. One of my signature designs is jewellery incorporating milk sea glass from the North East of England.

What 5 words best describe your work?

Unique, colourful, semi-precious, organic, simple.

Do you have any design heroes?

I have many design heroes, from great artists such as Matisse, with his bold use of colour to the architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Frank Lloyd Wright is the architect who created one of my favourite buildings, the Guggenheim Museum in New York. He utilized natural materials to embrace the natural environment, he described it as ‘Organic Architecture’. You can’t help being inspired!

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Where is your studio?

The studio is located within an old cotton mill in Stockport. The mill once housed approximately 265,000 spinning mules and provided employment to much of the local people. Today my studio is one of twenty plus spaces within The Galleries, which was created in 2008 to provide creatives with a space to rent and work. My studio is on the mezzanine level and from it you get a sense of the height and scale of the building. I like the thought that the mill has been a place of production for over a hundred years.

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Describe in 10 words a typical day in your studio

Cup of tea, research, sketching, sourcing, stone cutting, soldering, polishing.

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

I am currently working on pieces based on well-known artists’ work, one being The Snail by Matisse.

What will you be selling at the Christmas Bazaar? Anything new? Anything christmassy? Perfect christmas present?

Rings, bangles, earrings and necklaces. There will be new milk sea glass pieces in this seasons graduating greys and complimentary red hues, perfect for the Christmas party outfit. If you are stuck for Christmas present ideas, I will also be offering gift vouchers.

Tell us something we don’t know

I share my studio with Picasso and Vivianna Torun Bulow-Hube. Well in spirit that is, I find the photo inspirational as both artists weren’t afraid to experiment. Torun broke with tradition in the 1940’s when she made jewellery from twisted wire, moonstone, quartz and pebbles. It reminds me that ‘to live a creative life we must lose our fear of being wrong’.

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http://www.opalgems.co.uk

Q&A Elisa Clare Glass

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What is your practice? Materials? Processes?
I am a designer maker who works with kiln formed Glass to create a diverse range of individually handcrafted glass and Jewellery design.

I am drawn to glass for its versatile nature, not only allowing the viewer to appreciate the outside structure but to look deeper inside the object and observe the world that makes the piece. As a glass artist the experimentation of opaque and transparency have been combined to create new and interesting work.

The products have a fresh look into the meaning of kiln formed glass, through the exploration of colour, form, style and surface pattern exploiting the qualities and distinctive surface textures with in the material. With on going development my portfolio continues to expand.

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What 5 words best describe your work?

Innovative, Bespoke, Decorative, Functional, Unique

Do you have any design heroes?
I have so many design heroes and inspirations there is so much to be inspired by. The designers I studied in university are always inspiring like Aline Johnson, Claudia Borella and Peter Layton. It’s not just the medium of glass that motivates and intrigues me it is also ancient civilisations, different eras in history from the Victorians, Italian Renaissance to the Egyptians and the Greeks. I could go on and on so I will stop there.

Where is your studio?

Currently my studio is in my back garden in a converted garage, it does the job.

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Describe in 10 words a typical day in your studio

A lot of glass cutting!, Sandblasting, Sweeping, Polishing, Soldering, Designing, Mould Making, Tidying, Preparing and Shelf Priming.

 

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

Currently I am expanding my jewellery range, creating a few extra pieces for men and creating new wall art we a new twist that combines my skills.

What will you be selling at the Christmas Bazaar? Anything new? Anything christmassy? Perfect christmas present?

All being well the above new ventures but still some of my classic best sellers. There will be Christmas decorations, him and her gifts displayed in a classic contemporary style.

Tell us something we don’t know

As well as being a designer/ maker I am also a photographer and graphic designer.

http://www.elisaclare.co.uk
http://www.twitter.com/elisaclareglass

Q&A with Cabbages and Nettles

 

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What is your practice? Materials? Processes?

Cabbages & Nettles.
Free machine embroidery, sculptured textiles.
Machine stitched layer upon layer of threads, which are then hand stitched and sculpted.
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What 5 words best describe your work?

My work is Tactile
Evolving
Individual
Mixing threads
Colour

Do you have any design heroes?

Egon Schiele
Francis Bacon
Marlene Dumas
Louise Bourgeois
Jenny Saville
Eva Hesse
Cathryn Boch
Anita Botman

Where is your studio?

Altrincham, South Manchester.

Describe in 10 words a typical day in your studio.

Coffee, music, sewing machine non-stop, surrounded by threads, bobbins and decaying vegetables.

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

My embroidered vegetables are now being sold in America, Australia, Netherlands and South Of France.

What will you be selling at the Christmas Bazaar? Anything new? Anything christmassy? Perfect christmas present?

Thread ornamental cabbages.

Tell us something we don’t know

I exhibited stitched allotments for “Dig The City”, Manchester in August. I made 10ft sheet of embroidered soil.

https://www.facebook.com/cabbagesandnettles/?fref=ts

Cabbage in face

 

Q&A with Mootsink

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What is your practice? Materials? Processes?
My illustrations are both hand drawn and digitally drawn then captured in glass and set in antique brass or silver plate.

What 5 words best describe your work?
Wearable, timeless, Steampunk, quirky, affordable.

Do you have any design heroes?
Hayao Miyazaki, Martin Tomsky, Nick Hubbard, Tim Burton.

Where is your studio?
In the corner of my bedroom.

Describe in 10 words a typical day in your studio
Get home from day job and tiredly create some jewellery.

Are you working on anything unusual at the moment? Commissions? New work?
I’m really pleased to have the honour of making quite a hefty order of jewellery for a wedding which will take place in December.

What will you be selling at the Christmas Bazaar? Anything new? Anything christmassy? Perfect christmas present?
A good full selection of my steampunk jewellery range which includes illustrated necklaces with fresh water pearls, bird skull necklaces with eyeball charms, eyeball and freshwater pearl earrings and illustrated rings. My work is great for all ages and sells at a very affordable price which makes a perfect extra stocking filler.

Tell us something we don’t know
I worked on Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride making the corpse brides hair and Victorias eyelids.

Hand Drawn House artist Simon Naish in Wilmslow Guardian

Artist Simon Naish from Hand Drawn House is one of Sale Arts Trails new faces for this years Christmas Bazaar where he will exhibit beautiful handpainted typography.

https://www.facebook.com/thehanddrawnhouse/?fref=ts

Guardian 28.10.15

http://www.wilmslowguardian.co.uk/news/13892848.Wilmslow_man_of_many_letters_to_feature_in_upcoming_arts_trail/

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

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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.

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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!