Book yourself onto the diddlybow workshop , will be great fun https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/meet-to-make-one-string-slide-guitar-diddly-bow-tickets-11970210221?ref=esfb
Going to be a hot one today ! Finishing off the toilet pod , getting more stones for the yard , countdown to August craft month
10th Kiln opening 1pm Work on sale from the klin
Dates for your diary
Thursday 7, Friday 8, Saturday 9 & Sunday 10 August, from 10am – 4pm.
At redline studio, home of Andrew Cooke maker of unusual ceramic instruments & strange things
69 Tullynagardy Road Newtownards BT23 4TB
What Activity is planned:
7th ,I will be firing my klin all day
You can come and have a chat and a look around the studio there will also be new work on sale.
8th artist talk 12-1pm, my story and the importance of making
9th diddley bow day ,workshops
time 11am - 1pm and 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Workshop will cost £20 to include all materials’
Make your own diddley bow.
A diddleybow is a one string American blues instrument. You will be provided with materials to make a working instrument.
Age from 8 to 80 max 6 people per class , booking essential.
Countdown to the official opening of redline studio August craft month 2014 This is a unique place in a hidden valley in the hills above Ards.
The history is interesting , my father built a figure of 8 stock car track in the early 70s . It was anything goes crazy days no health and safety then .
The track has been closed for around 30 years ,nature has reclaimed the banks and paddocks.
It was also tipped on over the years with rubble and soil. Over the last 3 years I have been landscaping and clearing up to build a studio for myself.
I will also be holding workshops and can hire out space for projects ect.
I have dates for workshop and demos which I will be presenting for the creative peninsula first week in August.
ALFRESCO SUNDAY ART is an exciting addition to the Creative Peninsula event and will take place at Mount Stewart house and Gardens:
Sunday 3 August 2014, I will be giving a free demo And discussion on the history and making of the clay UDU drum.
Ards art centre workshop
After you get a feel for the UDU drum you have the chance to make your own!
Tues 5th and wed 6th August 6pm-
9 pm I will be holding a masterclass on making your own drum. You will be useing paperclay which is a versatile clay that can be airdryed and painted,or given the option to fire at redline studio at a later workshop.
Cost of workshop for two nights £35.00 contract Ards arts to book
Decided to start a blog on the countdown to Augest craft month. I will be posting info and updates on how I am developing my studio space ready to accept students and vistors from August 2014.