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Eid at Northfield Community Centre

A number of partners have organised an event for local people to celebrate Eid, the end of the holy month of Ramadan for Muslims. The community event will be held at Northfield Community Centre this Sunday 16 June from 12-3 pm. All are welcome and encouraged to attend!

We have been working with a commissioned stained glass artist (David Mola) to make a large scale artwork with local people from a variety of backgrounds. This piece will be unveiled on the day, with storytelling to accompany. Other elements to the day will include a dance workshop, free falafel & drinks (made by Syrian refugees in our locality) and a marketplace with lots of stalls.

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The Great Pottery Throw Down

THE GREAT POTTERY THROW DOWN is coming back for Flyer for eventa 3rd Series and applications are now open!

Should any of your colleagues, students, friends or anyone else you may know be brilliant with all things ceramics, please do pass on the message below along with the attached flyer:

The Great Pottery Throw Down is looking for home potters aged 18+ years to take part in Series 3!

For more information or an application form go to applyforpotterythrowdown.co.uk

Applications close on Sunday 23rd June 2019

If you know of any potters that you think should apply, then please do encourage them to visit our application website WWW.APPLYFORPOTTERYTHROWDOWN.CO.UK

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Alice Boyle Presents “COMING ALIVE”

In Association with Linlithgow Burgh Halls; Alice Boyle Presents ‘COMING ALIVE’.Alice with a sample of her work

Go with your feelings – and embrace the sheer joy of these works – Giles Sutherland – The Times – 2017

Expect to be challenged, emotionally touched and frequently amused – Vivien Devlin – ArtMag – 2017

I’m sure this vivacious and engaging woman will continue to produce more evocative collections – Phyllis McLeish – Ayrshire Magazine 2016

Coming Alive is a new body of work by Edinburgh-based artist, Alice Boyle. For many years, Boyle has sketched after daily meditation, creating odd and often distorted creatures that come streaming to mind as soon as the pencil hits the paper.  In the spring of 2018 she decided to bring these characters to life, creating a unique world that is as strange as it is familiar.

Boyle’s new work has been inspired by the title of the artist’s previous exhibition, ‘Think Less, Feel More’. While her past show was a comment on the relationship between thinking and feeling and what that might look like, here, Alice has chosen to take a less complex approach, and run with an idea that felt powerful yet simple.

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Open Doors Programme Release!!

Our Open Doors Event is this Saturday (27th of April) between 11am and 6pm.

The programme is now live on our site and there will be a small amount of paper copies available on the day. We’ll ask you to leave these behind so other visitors can use them.

We hope everyone has an enjoyable day!

You can find the programme HERE!

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Last Call for Open Doors Sign Up!!!

To sign up and take part in the Open Day please email Irina Stancheva Open Doors(523.glassart@gmail.com) by 20th of April and let her know your name, studio number and whether you are planning to: help organise the event, open your doors, run a workshop tester etc.

Please remember, you MUST have your own Public Liability Insurance (through your A_N membership or similar) and updated risk assessment form by 27th of April.

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Featured Artist: Jane Buxton of Wild Cat Crafts

I started Wild Cat Crafts in 2014 following redundancy after 20 years as a property manager.  I have had great fun and learnt a great deal by trying a variety of crafts over the last 5 years.

You definitely need to diversify when you run your own craft business, so this year I have decided to focus on weaving and quilting with some enamelling on copper and a bit of woodturning when time allows.  That’s still quite a mixture, but I suspect that once I have invested in a new floor loom later this year, weaving will take priority!

I use upcycled materials in my weaving (yarn made from sari silk is a particular favourite at the moment), quilting (I’ve just finished two quilts using denim jeans) and woodturning (offcuts of plywood glued together create beautiful “grain” once they’re turned).  I also run knitting and crochet workshops in my lovely studio at St Margaret’s House.

www.wildcatcrafts.co.uk

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