Paper Workshop

Clare and I held our second workshop ‘Paper’ yesterday in the wonderful space above Clare’s studio. There were 13 artists altogether which meant for some interesting conversations and collaborations. We were joined by Ron Wright who gave a really interesting talk about his time as a Papermaker at Dover’s Buckland Mill. This spurred us on…

Keep Going

Keep Going was organised by Dover Arts Development (DAD) and presented by Peter Sheppard Skærved – Violin & Malene Sheppard Skærved – poet in response to ‘Thread, Paper, Cloth’ an artist’s collaboration between Clare Smith and Rosie James. Peter and Malene arrived with composer Michael Alec Rose, whose compositions, Il Ritorno and Silence, inspired by walks on Dartmoor, were part of the programme, with Silence receiving its World Premiere.  Peter also gave…

Mesh, threads, lines

For our first artist to artist workshop exploring line, meshwork, and threads we were joined by Gwen Hedley, Claire Manning and Bev Williams. Among other topics, we talked about objects vs. things (cf. Ingold, 2010) and whether objects were a bit like mathematical points. I was interested in the idea of creating a line through…

Workshops

The collaboration will involve a series of artist to artist workshops where we share ideas and experimental approaches to materials and making. The workshops are not teaching workshops, rather an opportunity to problem solve, improvise and share knowledge. We will be inviting other artists to join us and numbers will depend on which venue we…