I have actually started making some NEW ETCHINGS. Actually, I haven’t finished them yet so no images are available, but they are being created specifically for the Art Market here in Lauzerte which will take place every wednesday evening in July and August. So, they are small and a bit more figurative than my usual work. BUT they are going to be red, so some things never change. They have been inspired by the big ceramic vases and pots I made sketches of at Turn End Gardens, Haddenham in Buckinghamshire last year.
Some of my other more abstract small etchings will also be on show. And cards of course. I will be “exhibiting” with Chris Collister (photos), Marjon Mudde (etchings) and Rafaele Rohn (textiles). Check out the poster below for more details……
MARCHES D_ART 2017b
For an art market taster, those of you in the area are welcome to come along to the inauguration of a “pop up” show that has just, well, “popped up” in Lauzerte. The inauguration is on Monday 26 June at 6.30pm Galerie 34, Rue de la Garrigue.
OK, so I didn’t actually sell any etchings at the JEMA weekend – several cards, no etchings – so I cheered myself up by doing an artist’s book session with Marjon Mudde the following weekend. I have made several books with Marjon’s help, and do find it quite restful -= although I am pretty rubbish with the sewing side of things. This time I was so ham-fisted I even failed to make a plait fastening, so had to twist some strands of cotton together instead. Anyway, here is a picture of my new book…… the first with a hard cover. Its about time I photographed the other books I have made, so watch this space….
Photo by Marjon Mudde….
Yes, it’s definite, I am taking part in JEMA this year at the ADPIC studio in Lauzerte. And here is the leaflet to prove it…..
OKAY, so it’s a bit TEENSY, but my work will be on show on March 31st, April 1st & 2nd along with another printer, a textiles designer and a potter.
Check out the website http://www.journeesdesmetiersdart.fr
The hot news in town though is that there MIGHT be an art market in the square at Lauzerte every wednesday evening during July and August. Must order some more cards….
I have just signed up to show my work at a friend’s studio in Lauzerte during a national “arts and craft” weekend called “Les Journées Européennes des Métiers d’Art …
Source: A little bit like an art week?
I have just signed up to show my work at a friend’s studio in Lauzerte during a national “arts and craft” weekend called “Les Journées Européennes des Métiers d’Art ” (JEMA). JEMA takes place during the first weekend of April…. well, Friday 31 march until Sunday 2 April…. and our show at 22 Grand’ Rue in Lauzerte is called “Impressions et Matières”. The show will include my prints alongside the prints of Marjon Mudde, work by her daughter Rafaele Rohn (Textiles Designer) and Ceramicist, Jean Francois Delorme.
Take a look at the JEMA website and see what you think! These sort of national events for visual artists are rare in France so I am pleased to be involved. I did take a stand at a large group event for JEMA a couple of years ago, but it was so exhausting that I took a break last year. I am sure that sharing a small exhibition venue with friends will be less stressful this time round!
Here is the link:
I may not have made many prints lately, but I have been involved in making quite a lot of money for a charity here called “AIDE ET ESPOIR AUX REFUGIES”, which supports syrian refugees in Greece. Last Sunday (16 october) we arranged an auction of 30 works of art – including 2 of mine – and also lay on some fantastic “apéros garnis” for the 60 “punters” who came along and willingly parted with nearly 4000 euros of their hard earned cash – well, it WAS a good cause. One of my “Pelerinage” prints was bought by a friend who “loved the pink”, and another print set up a bit of a bidding war and finally sold for double the guide price!
It’s a small figurative landscape of Dartmoor that I made years ago when visiting friends. I had forgotten all about it until I came across it this summer in my Somerset studio. It might easily have been missed because we were in the midst of a frenzied attempt to clear the place out before selling up and moving out, but fortunately it came back to France with us and…. voila! I now have an order for another, so I hope I can find the plate! So, the lesson for today is – don’t turn your back on old prints, they may still have a place in your life!
So, the first weekend of my mini “Open Studio” event has just ended with a total of TEN VISITORS (including the mayor and his wife) and ONE sale. The sale was a very bizarre affair involving what must have been a “coup de foudre” on behalf of the purchaser who also insisted that I write – “to my darling baker, with lots of love from Ros” on the back in french! He IS actually one of the local bakers and runs a shop called “Pain et Chocolat” which always amuses me…….. can chocolate possibly ever be painful? Ho ho…..
Below is the aforementioned sale – “Plat du Jour 2”. Thank you Jêrome!
Let’s hope we have more visitors (and more sales) next weekend!
Plat du Jour 2