Wednesday, 8 April 2009

Wire Bird Workshop at Whitby Museum

Today I have run my first practical workshop at the museum.  I had a small but enthusiastic group who made their own wire bird brooches.  First of all I took them on a mini tour looking at birds in the museum collection.  I talked about the start of my residency and looked at the way in which birds were represented - at the abstract forms and patterns spread throughout the museum.  These vary from wood carvings from the Pacific to tiny jet carvings; finely painted china, prints in a Japanese book, inlaid mother of pearl on a gun, tin toys and of course the carved birds in Noah's ark.  The group then went of with their sketchbooks to have a closer look and after lunch developed their ideas into unique wire bird brooches.  I will add these as a small slide show and hope you enjoy them.  

Next Tuesday I am running a workshop making wire brooches based on Anglo Saxon patterns.... book now 

2 comments:

The Little Bead Shop Studio Blog said...

Wish I could come :)

Emma x

Lynne Glazzard said...

This was so much fun, they were a great bunch of people and really got into the spirit of the thing, producing lovely sketches and brilliant bird brooches. As you can imagine I am relieved!