My official opening party for MIY Workshop and the open studio went really well on Saturday evening. I was a bit nervous as the “hostess with the mostess” role isn’t one that comes to me naturally, but I loved it! Loads of lovely people came, everyone’s work looked fantastic and the whole thing left me with a nice warm glow. Here’s a few pics from the night.
Some of my students and work by Hannah Buckley on the wall of the temporarily transformed sewing room.
At one point there were so many people that it was difficult to move – argh!
Yet more work (and people!) in the cutting room.
Terrible picture of me, but lovely MIY Workshop customised cup cakes made by one of my students – Jo Perrin, who appropriately is selling aprons she’s made for the open studio!
Last but not least I have so far forgotten to mention that I also have work in two other venues during May.
The first is Lee and Holly’s open house – 74 Lowther Road, near Fiveways (open 11am-5pm every weekend in May).
The second is an exhibition with some fellow KUTAC members at Moksha café on London Road: http://kutac-brighton.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/kutac-show-2012.html
MIY Workshop will be an open studio every weekend in May as part of Brighton’s Open House festival.
There will be work available from the following local artists:
LEE BAKER – Japanese influenced silkscreen and giclee prints.
HANNAH BUCKLEY – an established, arts council funded artist, creating unique art textiles incorporating photographic, printed and embroidered imagery.
ELLA VAN BREDA – a local artist whose work explores the natural world and human place within it.
PETER JAMES FIELD – a local illustrator working for international clients such as the New York Times and Penguin books.
PATRICK FITZSIMONS – photographs taken in and around Brighton.
GITA MISTRY – House of Lily Millinery – vintage inspired, unique hats and head pieces for all occasions. Handmade using traditional Millinery techniques in Brighton.
HOLLY MURRAY – Beautifully hand made leather wallets, purses and credit/oyster card holders.
SALLY UNDERWOOD – Graphic knitted homeware depicting maps, text & icons from Ompompom.
There will also be work from Wendy and selected MIY Workshop students.
The workshop will be open every weekend during May from 12-5pm starting next Saturday, 5th May.
We look forward to seeing you!