PACS Potters Demo Day – March 11th

The PACS potters demo day is to be held at the Petersfield Community Centre, Love Lane GU31 4BW on Saturday 11th March 2017 9.30am-4pm.

The cost of the workshop is £18 for PACS members, £20 for non members. Please book through the contact page.

Bring a plate of food for a shared lunch (also bring your own plate, cutlery and mug please).

Tessa Wolfe Murray is a ceramicist and part-time tutor currently working from her studio in Hove, East Sussex. She produces one-off vessels and wall pieces along with a commercial range of jewellery, buttons and batch-produced vases.

Tessa studied at Ravensbourne College of Art and attained a postgraduate diploma in ceramics from Goldsmith’s College in the early eighties. After a period in London, she moved to Yorkshire and worked full-time in her studio, producing work for shows across Europe and commissions for stores, such as Conran.

The challenge of making  20  Ikebana vases for an exhibition in Kyoto led  to the development of her current elegant and classically simple shapes. More recently she has found an international market for her hand-built jewellery pieces and wall hangings.

Tessa is inspired by textures and surfaces she comes across whilst out walking, and brings bits and pieces back to her studio to make marks and impressions into a white earthenware clay slab. She then either keeps these as flat wall pieces or hand constructs larger vessels from the slabs. Because Tessa found that she

wanted to be able to glaze the insides of her vases, but still decorate the outsides with raw body colour and smoke, she developed her own low- temperature, method for smoking, which doesn’t damage her earthenware, hand-built  pots. She is planning to show us both how she creates her vessels and jewellery, then, later, demonstrate her fast and unusual smoking and resist technique in the car park – weather permitting!

http://www.wolfemurrayceramics.co.uk/

 

Exhibiting Opportunity

The Petersfield museum and Flora Twort Gallery will reopen to the public after winter closure in the station and old courthouse. There will be opportunity for local artists to use the community exhibition space which takes over from the Flora Twort Gallery. For more information contact Rosalind Norrell 01730 262601 or education@petersfieldmuseum.co.uk

Thursday 26 January – Monthly Meeting

Our monthly meeting for January  is on Thursday 26th January 2017 at 7:30 p.m. at Herne Farm Leisure Centre,  .  £2 for guests. All are welcome.

Forest Landscape in Acrylics – David White

David will be giving a talk and demonstration on using Acrylics to portray the Forest Landscape.

David writes about his Journey As A Professional Artist:

“The last 9 months since Crufts 2016 have been a joyful journey of acrylic experimentation, from researching some real places like the Avon and Meadowlands of Salisbury and constructing a scene, to just using colour to lift one of my familiar places in the Rhinefield enclosure. I guess this was the year I immersed myself in painting and started to really understand how to meet the needs of the people I paint for.”

Click here to Visit Dave White’s Website

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Katrin Eagle talk on Wool Artistry

This month on Thursday October 27th, 7:30pm, at Herne Farm Leisure Centre, Petersfield.  £2 for guests.

Katrin is a wool artist and designer who moved to Petersfield two years ago. She will be talking about how her work has evolved through various areas of design, focusing on the processing of wool by hand for use in spinning and weaving and the use of dry felting techniques to create pictures.

There will be lots of materials, sketchbooks and examples to share with those who want to have a go at trying needle felting techniques.

http://www.katrineagle.com/

Katrin Eagle wool art

Wool art ‘painting by Katrin Eagle’

 

Bill Pullen- Illustrated Talk on Abstract Painting

thumbnail_img_0018Thursday 29th September at Herne Farm Leisure Centre, Moggs Mead, Petersfield, GU31 4PY, from 7.30-9.30pm.

There has been a change to the PACS programme this month. Katrin Eagle has moved to the October meeting (27th) and Bill Pullen has moved to the September Meeting (29th).

Bill will talk (with illustrations) about abstract painting and its development over the last 50 years or so. Beginning with Minimalism, he will talk about subsequent evolutions and approaches, with particular reference to American & British painters such as Twombly, Stella, Hodgkin, and Davenport. Concluding with a consideration of where abstract painting is now, (with, for example, British painters such as Cecily Brown and Christopher Lebrun), there will also be thoughts about the unique value of making paintings, with some ideas about what we mean by “abstraction”.

This promises to be a great evening so do come along and bring your friends. Members free, non members a small contribution of £2 entry fee.

 

 

PACS Exhibition Preview: Photos by George Spear

PACS Annual Exhibition 2016. MIKE CUZNER AWARD Winner: Jo Ferguson - "Aerial View." cat no 667 with Petersfield Town Mayor James Dean.

PACS Annual Exhibition 2016. MIKE CUZNER AWARD
Winner: Jo Ferguson – “Aerial View.” cat no 667 with Petersfield Town Mayor James Dean.

PACS Annual Exhibition 2016. High activity at the browsers

PACS Annual Exhibition 2016. High activity at the browsers

PACS Annual Exhibition 2016.

PACS Annual Exhibition 2016.

PACS Annual Exhibition 2016. Raymond Grant former treasurer and systems manager with former chairperson Jo Berryman

PACS Annual Exhibition 2016. Raymond Grant former treasurer and systems manager with former chairperson Jo Berryman

PACS Annual Exhibition 2016.

PACS Annual Exhibition 2016.

PACS Annual Exhibition 2016.

PACS Annual Exhibition 2016.

PACS Annual Exhibition 2016.

PACS Annual Exhibition 2016.

PACS Annual Exhibition 2016.

PACS Annual Exhibition 2016.

PACS Annual Exhibition 2016. Winner of the Josephine Majella award, Wendy Larken with her drawing “Stillness of the Dance".

PACS Annual Exhibition 2016. Winner of the Josephine Majella award, Wendy Larken with her drawing “Stillness of the Dance”.

PACS Annual Exhibition 2016. Winner of the Frank Westwood award, David Ford with his picture “Cold Light of Day".

PACS Annual Exhibition 2016.
Winner of the Frank Westwood award, David Ford with his picture “Cold Light of Day”.

PACS Annual Exhibition 2016. Artist/Author Bridget Woods who was Judge at the exhibition with FLORA TWORT AWARD winner Jean Mallows.

PACS Annual Exhibition 2016. Artist/Author Bridget Woods who was Judge at the exhibition with FLORA TWORT AWARD winner Jean Mallows.

PACS Annual Exhibition 2016. BETTY HAGGARD AWARD winner Margaret Newton with PACS President Mary Herdman.

PACS Annual Exhibition 2016. BETTY HAGGARD AWARD winner Margaret Newton with PACS President Mary Herdman.

PACS Annual Exhibition 2016. PACS President Mary Herdman with Town Mayor James Dean at the opening of the exhibition.

PACS Annual Exhibition 2016. PACS President Mary Herdman with Town Mayor James Dean at the opening of the exhibition.

PACS Annual Exhibition 2016. Chairperson Edith Brown with Town Mayor James Dean at the opening of the exhibition.

PACS Annual Exhibition 2016. Chairperson Edith Brown with Town Mayor James Dean at the opening of the exhibition.

PACS Annual Exhibition 2016. Award winners and Chairperson Edith Brown with Petersfield Town Mayor James Dean.

PACS Annual Exhibition 2016. Award winners and Chairperson Edith Brown with Petersfield Town Mayor James Dean.

PACS Annual Exhibition 2016. BETTY HAGGARD AWARD Winner: Margaret Newton – “Dancing Hares”, cat no 599 with Petersfield Town Mayor James Dean.

PACS Annual Exhibition 2016. BETTY HAGGARD AWARD
Winner: Margaret Newton – “Dancing Hares”, cat no 599 with Petersfield Town Mayor James Dean.

PACS Annual Exhibition 2016. JOSEPHINE MAJELLA AWARD Winner: Wendy Larken – “Stillness of the Dance". cat no 309 with Petersfield Town Mayor James Dean.

PACS Annual Exhibition 2016. JOSEPHINE MAJELLA AWARD
Winner: Wendy Larken – “Stillness of the Dance”. cat no 309 with Petersfield Town Mayor James Dean.

PACS Annual Exhibition 2016. HEATHER CHILD AWARD Winner: Carolyn Ross – “Sheep Street”, cat no 569 with Petersfield Town Mayor James Dean.

PACS Annual Exhibition 2016. HEATHER CHILD AWARD
Winner: Carolyn Ross – “Sheep Street”, cat no 569 with Petersfield Town Mayor James Dean.

PACS Annual Exhibition 2016. FRANK WESTWOOD AWARD Winner: David Ford – “Cold Light of Day". cat no 82 with Petersfield Town Mayor James Dean.

PACS Annual Exhibition 2016. FRANK WESTWOOD AWARD
Winner: David Ford – “Cold Light of Day”. cat no 82 with Petersfield Town Mayor James Dean.

PACS Annual Exhibition 2016. FLORA TWORT AWARD Winner: Jean Mallows – “Foliage”, cat no 117 with Petersfield Town Mayor James Dean.

PACS Annual Exhibition 2016. FLORA TWORT AWARD
Winner: Jean Mallows – “Foliage”, cat no 117 with Petersfield Town Mayor James Dean.

PACS Annual Exhibition 2016. FLORA TWORT AWARD Winner: Jean Mallows – “Foliage”, cat no 117 with Petersfield Town Mayor James Dean.

PACS Annual Exhibition 2016. FLORA TWORT AWARD
Winner: Jean Mallows – “Foliage”, cat no 117 with Petersfield Town Mayor James Dean.

PACS Annual Exhibition 2016. HESTER WAGSTAFF MEMORIAL AWARD Winner: Robbie Murdoch – "Southdowns Way." cat no 278 with Petersfield Town Mayor James Dean.

PACS Annual Exhibition 2016. HESTER WAGSTAFF MEMORIAL AWARD
Winner: Robbie Murdoch – “Southdowns Way.” cat no 278 with Petersfield Town Mayor James Dean.

PACS Annual Exhibition 2016. DAVID YELLOP AWARD Winner: Michael Purdie "Reflections" cat no 259. with Petersfield Town Mayor James Dean.

PACS Annual Exhibition 2016. DAVID YELLOP AWARD
Winner: Michael Purdie “Reflections” cat no 259. with Petersfield Town Mayor James Dean.

PACS Annual Exhibition 2016. RON HEWLETT AWARD Winner: David Winser - "Padauk Bowl." cat no 553 with Petersfield Town Mayor James Dean.

PACS Annual Exhibition 2016. RON HEWLETT AWARD
Winner: David Winser – “Padauk Bowl.” cat no 553 with Petersfield Town Mayor James Dean.

Life Drawing Sessions: Sign Up Now

Daniella 2015 croppedThis time next week the first of this winter’s life drawing sessions will have started!

If you haven’t already booked it’s time to do so to get your block booking discount on a block of 4 and that’s in-addition to your PACS discount if you are a member of PACS (£1.00 per session). There are still some spaces in each group but going fast. Single spaces might be available once the term is underway but they are more expensive.

For more details: http://petersfieldartsandcrafts.org.uk/life-drawing-sessions/