Published November 28, 2011
Tags: abstract, acid etching, Amy Mccarthy, art, art glass, artisan, bespoke, Christmas, commission, craft, Exeter, Exeter Real Food Store, Exhibition, fused glass, glass, presents, stained glass
The machine being me, in my studio till all hours at the moment! But its all very exciting, I have a whole load of events going on at the moment and over the next few weeks and I thought it was about time I put keyboard to blog and told you all about them!
I spent Friday night hanging my part of the TAAG Plant Life Exhibition in Teignmouth. This is only up for a week, so get there before the 2nd December to have a look! As well as my work there are some wonderful pen and ink drawings, amazing 3d photography and various other excellent perspectives on the theme.
Saturday continued in a frenzy of activity as I raced to get stock ready for my part in the wonderful Exeter Food Store’s Christmas Exhibition. I am sharing the cafe upstairs with Elizabeth Rashley’s gorgeous lino cut prints and we spent all day Sunday getting all our work up! It took a surprisingly long time (I always totally under estimate how long these things take)
but it looks fabulous, its such a treat for me to have so many floor to ceiling windows to hang my work in! This exhibition runs for all of December and I am having a special view on Thursday 15th December from 6-8pm with mulled wine and nibbles, please come along if you can!
Anyway, no time to take a breather yet, I still have 2 craft fairs and an other Christmas exhibition to hang in the next couple of weeks…more about them later, now I had better get back to the studio as I also have a commission to complete before Christmas! ahhhhh (slight panic)
Published November 15, 2011
Tags: Amy Mccarthy, art, artist, Christmas, creativity, days out in Devon, Devon, Devon Artist Network, Duchy, Exhibition, shopping, stained glass, Things to do in Dartmoor
Devon Artist Network’s Christmas exhibition is in full swing with a packed gallery of wonderful artwork by my fellow network members. I am always slightly overwhelmed with the standard of the other artists work and its great to be exhibiting along side such a talented bunch. From wooden carvings to large expressive oil paintings, all of the work captures a different mood of Dartmoor. If you find yourself in Princetown please take a look in The Duchy Centre, its a great base for a day out on the moor with plenty of cafe’s and good walks near by and the exhibition has something for all pockets, from £5 to £3,000, so its a great place to start your Christmas shopping!
Published November 7, 2011
stained glass , Uncategorized
Tags: charity, Christmas presents, cloud, colourful, DAN, Devon Artist Network, environmental art, Exeter, fused, glass, installation, Northcott Theatre, rainbow, raindrops, recycled, sculpture, stained glass, the helen foundation, weather
My Under the Weather sculpture installation had a month or 2 off after its summer on the seafront at Teignmouth as part of the summer TRAIL recycled sculpture exhibition but it is now installed at Exeter Northcott Theatre (Exeter University Campus). The staff were most helpful, especially the Front of House Manager Philip Sowton who had to really stretch his job description 3 metres up a ladder with a large mosaic cloud!
It took me 5 and a half hours but I eventually hung 80 recycled fused glass raindrops from the afore mentioned mosaic cloud; made from an old bit of chip board and small pieces of cloud coloured stained glass and mirror pieces stuck to it.
Each of the raindrops is made entirely from recycled glass; small shards of which I have fashioned together into raindrop shapes and fired in the kiln to fuse them together. The look great hanging in a sunny window, or outside from a tree or garden structure. They are for sale individually for £ 8 with half of the proceeds going to The Helen Foundation, a wonderful local charity committed to supporting young people in the arts through a variety of bursaries and arts involvement schemes. My sculpture is up until the 4th December, so if you are at the university please take a look and you can also see my fellow Devon Artist Network members artwork as the autumn exhibition has been extended till December.