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