As well as my new website and blog at www.paulatew.co.uk I also have a new facebook page at: www.facebook.com/PaulaTewArtandWorkshops Take a look at photos from recent workshops etc. I look forward to seeing you there!

As well as my new website and blog at www.paulatew.co.uk I also have a new facebook page at: www.facebook.com/PaulaTewArtandWorkshops Take a look at photos from recent workshops etc. I look forward to seeing you there!

NEW WEBSITE:
Please visit my new website and blog at www.paulatew.co.uk

NEW WEBSITE:

Please visit my new website and blog at www.paulatew.co.uk

Born to sk8
I had a great time screen printing with Joe yesterday in my studio…… He designed a brilliant image for his t-shirt which he proudly modelled for me afterwards.

Born to sk8

I had a great time screen printing with Joe yesterday in my studio…… He designed a brilliant image for his t-shirt which he proudly modelled for me afterwards.

We were lucky enough to see the Bath illuminations last night, photos are from my phone so don’t do them justice! you can just make out the face on the bridge in the middle photo.

In preparation for next weeks Jubilee celebrations Cath Kidston Bath invited me to work with a group of 16 lovely ladies last night to embroider Jubilee inspired handkerchiefs. It was a great way to spend an evening!

Book Making Workshops

I had the pleasure of working with some wonderful children today at the Pound Arts arts centre in Corsham. They had great ideas and produced amazing books. I love days like today!

It was the first time I have been to Pound Arts; it’s great venue with lovely staff www.poundarts.org.uk

The exhibition preparation is well under way and the pieces have arrived in Bath from New York so we are pleased to have them in the country. We have set up a website for the project at www.foldingcosmosbath.wordpress.com 

Our flyers have also arrived; we have met some lovely people on our journey distributing them so far…..

The Cath Kidston event I worked at in February was a success, it was a great evening of making, eating cake and shopping; a lovely environment to work in. 
This is a photo of the amazing cakes we had at the event, they were lovely!

The Cath Kidston event I worked at in February was a success, it was a great evening of making, eating cake and shopping; a lovely environment to work in. 

This is a photo of the amazing cakes we had at the event, they were lovely!

Cath Kidston workshops: Make a Dresden plate tote bag

The lovely people at Cath Kidston have asked me to run a workshop on the 8th February at their Bath store. I will be on hand to help participants start their Dresden plate tote bag (as pictured above). Tickets are £16 which includes a copy of their new book Patch, all the materials to make the tote bag, refreshments and 15% off in store.

I look forward to seeing you there….

Cath Kidston store Bath, 8th February , 6.30pm - 8.30pm

For more information on how to buy tickets go to:  http://www.cathkidston.co.uk/driver.aspx?Topic=countryliving

Here are some photos of the Folding Cosmos exhibition I am organising to bring to Bath from Japan. The exhibition will launch on the 27th April and run until the 5th May 2012. During this time there will be the opportunity to attend Japanese tea ceremonies and contribute to our peace tree with origami and messages. I will exhibit textile and book pieces along side the established Japanese exhibition which I will develop in response to a period of research based on the tea ceremony, traditional Japanese dress and symbolism in design. I have started this research and am finding fascinating, can’t wait to start developing the work!
For more information please go to http://paulatew.tumblr.com/Foldingcosmos
This project will be supported by Arts Council England and The Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation
   

Here are some photos of the Folding Cosmos exhibition I am organising to bring to Bath from Japan. The exhibition will launch on the 27th April and run until the 5th May 2012. During this time there will be the opportunity to attend Japanese tea ceremonies and contribute to our peace tree with origami and messages. I will exhibit textile and book pieces along side the established Japanese exhibition which I will develop in response to a period of research based on the tea ceremony, traditional Japanese dress and symbolism in design. I have started this research and am finding fascinating, can’t wait to start developing the work!

For more information please go to http://paulatew.tumblr.com/Foldingcosmos

This project will be supported by Arts Council England and The Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation

Arts Council England Logo   The Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation Logo

Happy New Year!
I love this time of year, apart from getting chance to spend some valuable time with family and friends, it’s great time for feeling optimistic, renewed and full of hope for the year ahead… this year is no exception. I am really looking forward to starting the research and work for the planned Japanese exhibition in April, as well as filling my diary with lots of other exciting projects.  

Happy New Year!

I love this time of year, apart from getting chance to spend some valuable time with family and friends, it’s great time for feeling optimistic, renewed and full of hope for the year ahead… this year is no exception. I am really looking forward to starting the research and work for the planned Japanese exhibition in April, as well as filling my diary with lots of other exciting projects.  

Just wanted to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I am really looking forward to to 2012. I have just had some exciting news from the Arts Council, they are going to support a Japanese exhibition I am planning for April 2012, which is fantastic….. I will reveal more in the new year.

Just wanted to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I am really looking forward to to 2012. I have just had some exciting news from the Arts Council, they are going to support a Japanese exhibition I am planning for April 2012, which is fantastic….. I will reveal more in the new year.

As I mentioned in a previous post, I have been lucky enough to write a chapter for this amazing Design & Make Paper Jewellery book by Sarah Kelly (http://www.saloukee.com/) which has finally been published and is in stores now. My chapter uses book binding as the basis for attaching papers together and hopes to inspire jewellers to use non traditional techniques and materials in their creations.
"Design and Make Paper Jewellery offers a series of masterclasses by experts who work with paper, and features examples of work from a breathtaking array of international makers. Techniques covered include encasing, crocheting, moulding, sculpting, cutting and binding, with paper types ranging from origami papers, to found papers, to paper yarn. Whether you want to make a personal piece to preserve a paper treasure, or create high fashion jewellery for exhibition on the catwalk, this book offers inspiration, tips and techniques for everyone interested in working with this sensitive, ephemeral material".
 
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Paper-Jewellery-Design-Sarah-Kelly/dp/1408131447/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1323857866&sr=8-1

As I mentioned in a previous post, I have been lucky enough to write a chapter for this amazing Design & Make Paper Jewellery book by Sarah Kelly (http://www.saloukee.com/) which has finally been published and is in stores now. My chapter uses book binding as the basis for attaching papers together and hopes to inspire jewellers to use non traditional techniques and materials in their creations.

"Design and Make Paper Jewellery offers a series of masterclasses by experts who work with paper, and features examples of work from a breathtaking array of international makers. Techniques covered include encasing, crocheting, moulding, sculpting, cutting and binding, with paper types ranging from origami papers, to found papers, to paper yarn. Whether you want to make a personal piece to preserve a paper treasure, or create high fashion jewellery for exhibition on the catwalk, this book offers inspiration, tips and techniques for everyone interested in working with this sensitive, ephemeral material".
 
Tis that time again and we have been getting ready for our annual Christmas Arts Supermarket at the studio.
It is on this weekend, so if you are in the Bath area and looking for some of the best handmade goodies around then pop in and say hi.
2 - 4 Dec: 11am - 5pm
Late night shopping 2 Dec: 5 - 8pm
Back for another year of the best art produce you can buy! Checkout the Art Supermarket for the most original Christmas presents in town. Featuring over 30 artists including Lucie Sheridan, Caroline Waterlow, Howkapow and Natasha Rampley…….and of course me!
Gallery and exhibition design by Otto Dettmer www.ottobooks.co.uk

Tis that time again and we have been getting ready for our annual Christmas Arts Supermarket at the studio.

It is on this weekend, so if you are in the Bath area and looking for some of the best handmade goodies around then pop in and say hi.

2 - 4 Dec: 11am - 5pm

Late night shopping 2 Dec: 5 - 8pm

Back for another year of the best art produce you can buy! Checkout the Art Supermarket for the most original Christmas presents in town. Featuring over 30 artists including Lucie Sheridan, Caroline Waterlow, Howkapow and Natasha Rampley…….and of course me!

Gallery and exhibition design by Otto Dettmer www.ottobooks.co.uk

I am loving my new bright green bird cage, it’s the perfect addition to my studio!