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Ty Pawb Open 2020

3 Oct 2020 - 27 Feb 2021

Oct 2020 - unspecified. Exhibition currently closed due to local coronavirus lockdown, but can be viewed online (www.typawb.wales/ty-pawb-open/). Read more

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Papier-mâché

Ideas and Inspirations

Not being able to go to the pottery to fire my ceramics - I was inspired to try my hand at papier-mâché! I wanted to create something 'quirky' and colourful during these dark times! The idea is to bring a smile to anyone who sees them! I hope they will brighten your day. 

Lindley Fallon

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Enamel Painting

Ideas and Inspirations

In the first lockdown I had to isolate, and at first found it difficult to motivate myself to be creative. So to occupy myself I decided I would enrol on an Online Enamel Painting course with Gillie Hoyte-Byrom, who I know from being a member of the Guild of Enamelling.

There were 10 different painting projects, using painting enamels, different mediums and techniques. The beauty of the course was the ability to work at your own pace and the structure of the preparation needed before you even started painting. The picture is a painting enamel fired in pre-coated steel blanks.

Ann Jones – RAJ ENAMELS

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Light Beyond

Ideas and Inspirations

Daily exercise has become so important for fresh air and tapping into our personal well-being. Whilst walking in Shrewsbury's Quarry Park, I was taken by the heavy canopies of evergreen trees and the daylight that appears between the tree trunks, connecting with some research on Gustav Klimt's landscapes for a recent mosaic commission. I enjoy using the same square format, and the small impressionistic shards of glass, metaphorically the light beyond.

Lindsey Kennedy

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