Cornwall Open Studios 2016

For the first time, I and several other artists in the Bude area are taking part in ‘Open Studios, Cornwall’  What was always a largely far south cornish event, we are hoping to draw people up to North Cornwall this year.

Because we are considered the backwater of Cornwall by many, as participating artists in our area, we have had a few meetings to coordinate our marketing and make a map to guide people from studio to studio.  It’s been a great motivation to get work ready for exhibiting as well as prints and new greetings cards.

For my first year I had around 70 visitors, sold two originals, several points and lots of cards . Hoping to build on it for next year.

A bit of froufrou; making a chandelabra

The term chandelabra came from a friend, but perfectly described a vision of a sculptural piece to fill the lofty roofspace of the barn; a cross between a chandelier and a candelabra.

Twinkling lights always magical  will fill the studio with warm light at night to view from the bar next door.

chicken wire is quite malleable and with gloves easy to work with. A project I really enjoyed and it makes a great centrepiece even if it does look like a giant octopus.