Monday, 21 December 2015
Friday, 4 December 2015
Tuesday, 10 November 2015
Spent the past five years pondering from this spot in my studio at Crescent Arts in Scarborough... Some good times and some of the worst! Packed up now and ready to move on and to hand over the space to the next resident artist...
Saturday, 17 October 2015
Thursday, 8 October 2015
Had a lovely day trip to the Thackray Medical Museum in Leeds last week, what an incredible museum with a huge presence and collection... Amazing! The building is fascinating as it used to be an old workhouse, the scale of the building is really imposing and it was odd wondering around thinking about the past uses. The collection houses an amazing room full of ceramic apothecary jars known as the Wilson collection... I spent ages there looking at the smallest details on some of the jars, these were all produced between the 1500 - 1800s.
Wednesday, 7 October 2015
Tuesday, 22 September 2015
A lovely portraiture workshop yesterday at Scarborough Art Gallery, this was a day of School workshops with 80 year 5 pupils. We concentrated on a technique I use in my own paintings, ink and watercolours with an extra special spray with a water squirter... the spraying was highly popular needless to say!
|Victorian Day Portraiture Workshop at Scarborough Art Gallery lead by Karen Thompson.|
|SMT Portraiture Workshop.|
|SMT Portraiture Workshop.|
Sunday, 20 September 2015
Sunday, 13 September 2015
Three of my Tureen Heads will be winding their way over to Harrogate later in the month for the Platform Open, this is on the weekend of 3rd & 4th October at Morphets.
Morphets of Harrogate, 6 Albert Street, Harrogate, HG1 1JG.
opening times: Sat 3rd Oct 10-6pm, Sun 4th Oct 10-4pm
Thursday, 3 September 2015
Some great little dinosaur brooches made in the last of the holiday drop in sessions today... there are three activities to keep the little ones busy... badges, brooches and sculpture, everyone seems to be attentively making all three things!
|Dinosaur brooches made at workshops in the Rotunda Museum with artist Karen Thompson.|
Monday, 24 August 2015
Very excited to have my Michael Gove busts featuring in the York Art Gallery highlights from the Rainbow wall of colour. I'm one of 4 objects selected from the blue colour range by cabinet curator Fiona Green...
Thursday, 20 August 2015
A lovely and very busy badge making workshop at the Rotunda Museum in Scarborough today, I took in with me my trusty badge it machine (which I use for all of my badgered badges). These drop in sessions will also be running over the next two weeks and will be based around the theme of the Rotunda so will be featuring lots of dinosaurs and ammonites. I'll have my badge it machine with me next week as well as some other goodies...
|Drop in badge making sessions at the Rotunda Museum in Scarborough.|
Monday, 3 August 2015
I seem to have made it into the York Art Gallery's book for Clare Twomey's Manifest: 10,000 hours commission. I was busy with my AA2A+ residency with York College and York Art Gallery at the time and I helped to make well over 100 bowls for this. Still, bit of a surprise finding myself and the lovely Becky Ridsel from York College within the pages :-)
Tuesday, 28 July 2015
I'm very happy to have some work included in the opening of the CoCA galleries at York Art Gallery. Some of my Michael Gove busts from the Goveshy are in the Rainbow wall of pots. There are also two Gove busts in the handling collection for people to pick up and look at, as well as two of my porcelain sandwiches. Thoroughly enjoyed the launch and seeing the wonderful delights that the galleries hold. Will definitely be spending a bit of time in York Art Gallery over the coming year.
Friday, 19 June 2015
Some of my work has wound its way over to Staithes for the opening of the lovely new venture by Ian and Stef Mitchell. Staithes Studio is opening in time for the Summer Solstice. you can find one of my Trilogy of Death's for sale there alongside some of my mugs and cups. http://staithesstudios.com/
Tuesday, 16 June 2015
My first Sea Monster workshop at the Rotunda in Scarborough produced a host of wonderful creations. 61 students, year 6. We primarily used sticky back coloured vinyl sheets and cardboard. Here's a little selection of the days output... another one tomorrow!
Monday, 18 May 2015
Today is the official launch of the Crafts Council Directory, the advertising today goes a little something like this....
|The Crafts Council Facebook Page|
|The Crafts Council Twitter profile|
Brilliant advertising for my Tureen Heads I would say! Thanks Crafts Council... Check out my directory profile using the following link:
Thursday, 7 May 2015
Wednesday, 6 May 2015
A piece in today's York Press about the Toast exhibition at the New School House Gallery in York.
Tuesday, 28 April 2015
I was approached to show some work in a group exhibition at the New School House Gallery in York, the exhibition 'Toast' is curated by five fine art art students studying at York St. John's University. There are five artists in total showing work and the exhibition runs until the 9th May 2015.
|Karen Thompson's Charmology Head II at Toast, New School House Gallery, York.|