Create and Drink – The Comeback!

If you’ve been following my extensive events and workshops, you will know, that before lockdown, I was running an arts and crafts class for adults called Create and Drink – the adult part being that I served bottomless wine. Each month I would do a different medium of art, usually themed to a celebration duringContinue reading “Create and Drink – The Comeback!”

Pottery with air-drying clay – Tips and Tricks

You might have seen on my earlier post that I’ve been delving into trying new crafts. After making my macrame plant hangers, I realised that a lot of my plants are in pots that drain excess water. I wanted to keep it simple and not have to fight my plants out their hangers every timeContinue reading “Pottery with air-drying clay – Tips and Tricks”

Making Plant hangers with Macrame

I hope the end of your 2021 was a fruitful as mine. I ended the year with learning some new crafts, I know what you’re thinking… when will it end!? I got lots of plants as I’m sure most do, and it’s always long cleaning when you’ve got to lift them all up, and sometimesContinue reading “Making Plant hangers with Macrame”

Trying something new – Lithography at the Draw Studio

Let me start by stating, this is not a ‘How To’ post, I still can’t quite get my head around this particular practice, but what I can say, it’s so mind-blowing I had to share my experience with you. I’m also not going to sit here and copy and paste from the internet the theoryContinue reading “Trying something new – Lithography at the Draw Studio”

Two books this year you say?

Coming on for maybe a year ago, I was asked by my architecture graduate friend @mandashutler to be a part of their new project; ROARK. I fell in love with the name immediately – after being a huge fan of Ayn Rand’s ‘Fountain Head’, and wanted to collaborate once Manda told me about her ROARK: Exploring theContinue reading “Two books this year you say?”

HOLA FEA! At Brighton’s Feminist Book shop.

So, we got the idea on paper, got it on the computer, made it look all nice, stuck it on the website looking all professional, but what now? Where did I take it from here? Putting it online was usually my final goal, but now it was time to aim higher. I remembered the adviceContinue reading “HOLA FEA! At Brighton’s Feminist Book shop.”

Figure Drawing: A complete guide to drawing the human body By Jake Spicer (featuring ME… Jade Hylton).

Jake was the first person I worked with as a life model, it was the first consistent work I had once I had gone self-employed and that was now back in April 2019. It was not easy going self-employed, but the doors it opened for me, were ones I never knew existed. I had notContinue reading “Figure Drawing: A complete guide to drawing the human body By Jake Spicer (featuring ME… Jade Hylton).”

Sussex Universities’ Festival of Ideas – Talking about Finding Home – with Rebecca Omonira-Oyekanmi, Wasi Daniju and Tendai Lewis

Sharing personal journeys and insights from their respective crafts, the panellists explore what it means to bear witness, produce work and build communities at this current conjuncture, and offer ideas for collective ways of working, while resisting racism and oppression. They will examine survival strategies, giving advice and important food for thought for others inContinue reading “Sussex Universities’ Festival of Ideas – Talking about Finding Home – with Rebecca Omonira-Oyekanmi, Wasi Daniju and Tendai Lewis”

ALTERED EXHIBITION

ALTERED is a pop-up exhibition showcasing work by emerging visual artists, celebrating local talent. Artists were invited, through an open call, to share ways in which they have experimented, modified or adapted their practices during lockdown restrictions. With little or no access to the usual studio, darkroom or workshop, each has evolved new ways ofContinue reading “ALTERED EXHIBITION”

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