Recycle ! Turn old news prints in beautiful objects – Papier Mache week end in Glasgow 21-22 May  

If like me you still read newspapers you probably have regularly a trip to the recycling bin with a bundle of very good quality paper and it seems such a shame to drop it in the bin but then again what to do with it ??? The week End work shop I will run atContinue reading “Recycle ! Turn old news prints in beautiful objects – Papier Mache week end in Glasgow 21-22 May  “

“Stencilling Mackintosh”, Glasgow roses in the Mackintosh church for the West end Festival

It was over 20 years ago that I discovered my two loves… Stencilling and a Rose but not any rose … This one comes from Glasgow and was designed at the turn of the 20th century by a talented man and his young wife. Charles and Margaret both young artists, both so talented. Have youContinue reading ““Stencilling Mackintosh”, Glasgow roses in the Mackintosh church for the West end Festival”

Stencilling Mackintosh – a craft masterclass !

20 years after stencilling the “Iconic” fireplace in The House of an Art Lover in Glasgow I was back there this week end to run a stencilling masterclass. A group of ladies participants from all background from nursing to social working had booked up to learn to master the techniques of stencilling on wall, fabric,Continue reading “Stencilling Mackintosh – a craft masterclass !”

Recycle while Upcycling you will make this world a better place 

Upcycling Furniture was a short serie of upcycling furniture class I ran for The House for an Art Lover in the Spring 2016. I will be running this class again (10 weeks of 2.5 hours on a thursday night) from the 22nd September. For details read New Evening class ! Up-cycle furniture and for bookings here Last ThursdayContinue reading “Recycle while Upcycling you will make this world a better place “

Upcycling furniture, printing patterns out of nothing

Last Thursday was the second up-cycling furniture session. After the original chaos of the first week I am happy to say participants had started getting the hang of the methods and made friends between them and with their piece of furniture and material. Thinking outside the box (the tin of paint…) is my teaching method. IContinue reading “Upcycling furniture, printing patterns out of nothing”

Stencilling Mackintosh – 2nd/3rd April 2016

What better place than The House for an Art Lover to come and learn from scratch the art of Stencilling and learn how to introduce Glasgow Style in your interior.              Built in the 1990’s from the original plans of Charles Rennie Mackintosh from the turn of the century HAL is a beautifulContinue reading “Stencilling Mackintosh – 2nd/3rd April 2016”

UP-CYCLING ! AGEING FURNITURE AND SMALL ITEMS

Tonight I ran the first class of the Up-cycling course at the House for an Art lover. We had great fun the group of 8 ladies and myself. Two hours full of taking some objects back a few years with some antiquing techniques… distressing and crackle-Crackle glazing.         This class runs at the HouseContinue reading “UP-CYCLING ! AGEING FURNITURE AND SMALL ITEMS”

New Evening class ! Up-cycle furniture

This class is now full and running, however please read as it is so popular we will run it again this autumn. It will run in The House for an Art Lover from the 22nd September for 10 weeks… if you are interested in booking look here but if you have any questions you can email meContinue reading “New Evening class ! Up-cycle furniture”

New Stencilling class at The House for an Art Lover

Learning a new skill is a great pleasure always to be taken but learning a new craft skill brings even more joy. For many life does not bring in many opportunities to be creative and few have had art classes as such. They go through life believe that they can’t draw or paint and areContinue reading “New Stencilling class at The House for an Art Lover”

When vintage decoupaged pots meets Chocolatier or the definition of good style

A good 200 years ago French craftsmen to the name of the Martin brothers came up with a varnish to fake the Chinese and Japanese lackerware to make it available to the well to do. Their ware took Europe by storm and most household had to have a set of vases or a carriage clock inContinue reading “When vintage decoupaged pots meets Chocolatier or the definition of good style”