Living Crafts 2011
The setting for the exhibition couldn’t have been better for the largest crafts event in Europe. With the magnificent Hatfield House in the background and ancient trees adorning the site, the grounds of the old estate provided a perfect landscape for a big art show.
Denise Bowser reports on her visit ....
So it was an opportunity not to be missed.
And we didn’t. In the middle of dozens of tents displaying everything from glass to leather, from jewellery to ceramics and from sculpture to fashion; among a myriad of many other inventive (and some unusual…!) art manifestations, there we were too, to publicise the wonders of Herts Visual Arts.
According to committee member Mike Caddy all went to plan. “We had 3 to 4 artists each day demonstrating their craft ”.
Thursday was devoted to Textiles, Friday saw the turn of Sculpture, Saturday was dedicated to Painting and Sunday was focused on Glass.
In addition to showing their works and briefly explaining how to produce their pieces of art, members had a chance to talk about the benefits of their membership to HVA and could also promote the forthcoming Open Studios 2011.
Apart from admiring the works on display, watching demos and asking questions, members of the public could also pick up cards, fliers and leaflets for future contact with HVA and artists themselves.
Although this was only HVA’s second appearance at Living Crafts, Mike feels that “it would be great to have more members doing demos and displaying their works next year”.
Members interested in demonstrating at future events should contact Linda Warminger firstname.lastname@example.org.
by DENISE BOWSER
www.livingcrafts.co.uk (2012 dates confirmed as 10-13 May)