Saturday, 15 September 2012

Diary of a Set -Up

This week I have been preparing for my North East Open Studios show which opened today.  I am showing again with Gabrielle Reith and Aubin Stewart as well as Magnhild Hauge, Ane Smith, Philip Thompson and Susie Hunt.

Mill Farm is the purpose built, tranquil home of Painter, Susie Hunt who has generously let us show with her this year.

In exchange for the space we have cleaned, sorted, repainted and arranged to transform the space into a little Affa Fine paradise where we have a mixture of our own work spaces couples with mixed parts.  We have set up a lovely lifestyle wall mixing our products with furnishings.

Throughout the week we will be demonstrating and raku firing.... there will be more to come on that in the coming days!

Here is a rather shoddy set of pictures of the transformations....

Susie's paper stash...

Moving furniture around - we had already painted at at this point...

The middle door and a fresh wall!


A small matter of 4 trips in the car - filled with stuff

Aubin and her family putting up the props

Tea trolley ready...

Gabi has already started hanging her work - me, i have 100 boxes!

Setting up all the raku paraphernalia 

Almost there - old drawers and charity shop finds...

unpacking the Delft

MORE boxes and moving about...

Late Friday night

Getting there.... i must leave space for 4 more!

Phil's monster trees and Gabi's children's t-shirts

Friday night with a tired baby Vaughan

The start of the monster postcard wall...

Small Stories getting sorted

more Monsters!

Aubin's works and the wall almost finished

After emergency trip from Mum with furniture - we're testing the layout

looking good!

Time for home....

A beautiful sunny morning and everything is great...

Finished Lifestyle Wall with extra furniture and rug - its a chill-out space for any visitors wishing for a rest!

Vinyl's up and shelving sorted

Figures positioned with ipad ready for visitor feedback!

Sun shining on everybody... phew!
NEOS is on from the 15th to the 23rd September - for details and opening times, click HERE!

Thursday, 13 September 2012

Neos Work in Progress

Well preparations for neos have gone well so far. As some may know, I will be exhibiting at Mill Farm (#155) from 15th to the 23rd September, here's a link to my
I will be raku firing with my lovely new kiln and there will be demos and new work from all 7 participants taking part at the venue.
Here are my 4 new figures in progress...
The fisher Quines and oil workers have been popular and every time I make a new one, another personality pops out!

They now need arms and hands...

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