Thursday, 17 June 2010

North Yorkshire Open Studios '10

My studio will be open again this coming weekend as part of the North Yorkshire Open Studios.  The introduction on the Open studios website says 'artists and makers across the whole of North Yorkshire will invite the public into a host of intriguing spaces. From hidden locations on the North Yorkshire Moors and harbourside huts in Whitby and Scarborough to suburban living rooms in Harrogate and beautiful back gardens in the remote Yorkshire Dales.'  I maybe am in the category of 'hidden locations on the North Yorkshire Moors' but it is always lovely to meet people who have managed to find their way here.  I hope the weather stays nice so that they can also see the stunning views, at their best.  It is absolutely glorious here at the moment, reminding me of why I love living and working here.  During the weekend I will be demonstrating the making of lamp worked glass beads and maybe even doing some enamelling.  I am always happy to give the occasional quick demonstration to explain some of the techniques involved in the making of my work and this open weekend is the ideal chance to try and interest a few more people in these addictive processes