The workshop was held on Thursday 23rd November 2017 at Llanelltyd Village Hall. The workshop was tutored by Sue Barnes.
Sue gave a short introduction about clay, firing and glazing. Three different types of clay were available, for making different types of pots. Sue explained the differences between each of the different types and how they were fired and glazed.
Most of the day was spent fashioning pots from our chosen type of clay – or pots from each type if that took your fancy. One of the types of clay was air drying clay, which could be painted with acrylic paint, if you wanted to complete it without having to wait for the firing process.
At the end of the day there was an amazing variety of pots, sculptures, buttons and flowers – as you can see from the pictures (courtesy of Ian Roberts) below. For those who wanted their creations to be fired in the kiln – we await a follow-up session to glaze and fire our creations.
I think it fair to say that the day was greatly enjoyed by all.
Photography and Text by Jean Napier MA ARPS
Jean’s fifth book entitled “Rhinogydd – Ancient Routes and Old Roads” has just been published and she will be giving a series of talks and book signing at a variety of places. The book has evolved from Jean’s project for her recent Masters in Fine Art at Aberystwyth University and is full of text on the history of the Rhinogydd written after months of intensive research and contains dozens of Jean’s photographs.
“I have been exploring the county of Meirionnydd for many years and find the varied landscape endlessly fascinating and one particular area, the Rhinogydd mountains and surrounding high moorland, is especially captivating and full of the remains of human habitation that date back centuries.”
Dates and places for Book signings:
6.00pm 16 November – Draig Dipsy Dragon Gallery – Dolgellau
7.00pm 22 November – A Likely Story Bookshop – Tywyn
6.30 pm 23 November – Pen’rallt Bookshop – Machynlleth
2.00pm 24 November – Artworks Gallery – Aberdyfi
7.00pm 25 November – Hamdden Ardudwy Leisure – Harlech
Book Price £5.95
Contact Jean on 0771 8228 791 or email@example.com
Jean Napier was born in East London, but has lived in the Snowdonia National Park since 1991 and the magnificent scenery of the Park is the main inspiration for her photography. Man’s influences on the landscape of North Wales through the ages are a recurring theme in her exhibitions and photography books. Her first book Rhosydd A Personal View – Golwg Bersonol (bilingual Welsh/English) depicts the remains of an old slate quarry in northern Wales with historical text. This was followed by three books that explore nine North Wales rivers from their source to the sea with photographs by Jean and text by Alun Richards.
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Join local Photographer and Author Jean Napier MA for a visual journey through this wild part of Meirionnydd. She will present an illustrated talk and short film produced as part of her Masters featuring the life of the drovers and gold miners among other tales.
Her fifth book entitled “Rhinogydd – Ancient Routes and Old Roads” has just been published and will be available for sale.
Ceredigion Museum – Aberystwyth
Friday 1 December 7.30pm
Jean Napier MA ARPS
One of our members, Jean Napier, has a new book being published on 15 November.
The Rhinogydd mountains are littered with the remains of human habitation that date back centuries. This little book gives you a taste of the drovers’ routes, old coaching roads, derelict gold mines and ancient tombs that still exist in this magnificent landscape.
Jean has explored this wild upland of Meirionnydd extensively over many years. Her passion for this unique land is evident in every photograph taken and word written.
This exhibition will run from 19th – 31st August. Members please note that handing in/hanging day is 18th and take down/collect day is 1st September. Detailed information will be provided nearer the time. Note – the theme for the competition this year is ‘Last Light’. Happy creating!
Meirionnydd Artists Society workshop, Thursday 1st June 2017, 10.30.am. to 4.00.pm, at Llanelltyd village hall. The workshop will be tutored by Wendy Murphy. You can use Painting & drawing materials of your own choice. Costs for members is £10, and for non-members is £12.
Wendy will bring photographs and encourage and show you how to create paintings and drawings from them. You should bring with you drawing and painting materials of your choice to use on the day. Please also bring protective covering for the tables and carpet etc. in the village hall. Also avoid getting paint on other items e g. crockery & glass.
An exhibition of our members artwork, in the Foyer, which runs from 27th May to 22nd June, Y Tabernacle, Machynlleth, SY20 8AJ. http://moma.machynlleth.org.uk/