February 26th, 2009
Archive for February, 2009
February 19th, 2009
success at the auction!!!
well the night was a great success!! with eric knowles’ humour, the generosity of the audience, and some tightly fought battles over some plates, we managed to raise a grand total of £2337 for the wesley. what a fantastic way to finish the night!
(images will follow – just having a few technical issues…)
a quiet drink in sand bar followed with my parents, helpers and the amazing team from the gallery who have had such patience with me over the past while (during a period of back pain) working so hard to make the night a success. a huge thank you to them. and also to my 2 volunteer helpers, cat and nicola – thank you…
now richard – what are you going to spend the money on???
February 12th, 2009
ooh – it’s exciting, the auction is drawing ever nearer… I am so much looking forward to seeing how the pieces sell on the night and raising as much money as possible for the wesley! It is a very daunting, but exciting prospect – so I hope to see you there, bidding in the back row for your favourite piece…
remember, email me with any queries, and register in advance with pat firstname.lastname@example.org
wednesday 18th february, 4.30-5.30 preview and 6pm auction
February 11th, 2009
the giving machine
here is a way to support your local charity – or the wesley! just click on the link to read more.
the giving machine
February 10th, 2009
“dare to be different…”
one of the designers i most admire – dwell describe her as an ‘emerging designer’ which i think is strange – more a design leader i’d say…
February 5th, 2009
regeneration of craft in education
“Crafts, inseparable from design, and now linked to art, play a crucial role in the UK’s Creative and Cultural Industries. Craftsmanship is the new black (or green). It can be the connective tissue between art and design as well as a creative medium and a driver of innovation. And, its focus on skills – on making – renders its graduates and practitioners valuable in the post-global economic crisis…”
Prof Stuart MacDonald, Head of Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen, questions the demise of crafts within Art and Design in Higher Education in this thought provoking piece.