November 2012


Welcome to the November issue of the Herts Visual Arts Newsletter and to the following new members who have joined Herts Visual Arts during October - Louise Ashton Design, Pauline Humphrey, Cliff Gidney, Jo Walls, Nica Hawkins de Koenigswarter, Jane Spence, Janine Kilroe, Sarah Poppleton and Ian Alexander.


2-4-1 tickets for Art In Clay (Nov), exhibiting and sponsorship opportunities, invitations to lectures, applied artist residency, christmas stalls availability,  and more ... 


News about Wendy Hyams' recent success, our latest postcard from Shetland, and a new gallery opens in Hertford ...

Artist on File: Elspeth Keith

Elspeth Keith, Ceramicist

Elspeth Keith, Ceramicist

This month we visit Elspeth Keith, Ceramicist, to find out about the inspiration and evolution of her art.

I was first attracted to Elspeth's ceramics at an Open Studios exhibition in 2009. I saw her pod like shapes which seemed to be the result of underwater volcanic activity. Some people believe that we started off as amphibians - and somehow you can believe it when you look at Elspeth’s pieces. You know you have never seen anything quite like it – and yet it’s like coming home. This is surely Elspeth’s trademark appeal.

Jo's Web Wizardry

This month we look at the value of maintaining an online mailing list.

Do you collect email addresses when you are selling at a craft fair, or displaying your work in an exhibition? Email is a quick, direct and free way of reaching out to your audience and you need to be exploiting this communication channel to stay connected to those people who like your work.

Belinda's Bash

Gangnam style - wup - wup

It’s gloomy and wet out there. We’re on the edge of winter and hibernation seems like the natural thing. But hang on a minute – there are uplifting and challenging things to see and do… on the web. Following on from the Membership meeting which shared the secrets of networking, find out the secret of becoming mega-successful. You don’t have to go out – just go viral - Gangnam style.


Welcome to Hillary Taylor who has volunteered to oversee the HVA LINKED-IN Account.

We have other roles to fill - Can you help ?