As we are all faced with times of uncertainty due to the outbreak of COVID-19, I wish to reassure you that the safety and wellbeing of my clients and colleagues remain my primary concern and focus.
In view of this, and in line with recommendations and guidelines from the World Health Organisation and our Government, I will be canceling personal appearances at public events and group courses for at least the next 6 weeks. If you have already booked on one of my courses during that period you can expect me to hear from me soon.
However, I will be making more of my courses and artwork available online and I’ll be keeping in touch through Twitter, Facebook & Instagram. I’ll post updates on this as the situation develops. I wish you all a really creative time and please keep you, your loved ones and our community safe.”
– Much love, Pippa xx
If you would like to book tickets for this workshop click on the image above.
My suminigashi work is going to be featured in the next issues of the fabulous UPPERCASE Magazine and the prestigious Pressing Matters Magazine. Sooo excited!
This hands-on drawing session at the fantastic Jersey Zoo will have children laughing out loud as they learn Pippa’s top tips and techniques and hear her funny animal stories. Each session lasts one hour and is suitable for all ages and abilities
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Pippa’s Kintsugi Workshop on May 12th 2020 at the absolutely fabulous Chatsworth House in Derbyshire’s Peak District.
In this Wabisabi inspired class you will work with real gold to repair stunning ceramic pieces that you can take home as treasured momentos at the end of the day.”
The Kintsugi package includes:
- Beautiful handcrafted ceramics to work with
- All craft materials & packaging
- Tea, coffee and fruit juice on arrival
- Chatsworth still and sparkling water
- Mid-morning break: tea, coffee & mini pastries
- Two-course lunch by the Chatsworth chefs
- Mid-pm break including tea, coffee & biscuits
- Complimentary parking
Learn more or book your tickets through Pippa’s eventbrite page…
Suminagashi is the beautiful Japanese artform of floating inks on a bath of water to create a monoprint. This is normally done in the studio, but whenever possible I love to work in the wild – the great outdoors. The process involves using an ink stick which I grind onto an inkstone with a little water, moving it in a circular motion until I reach the right consistency of ink.
With the brush inked (and with minimal movement) I dip the tip of brush horizontally onto the surface of the water to create concentric circles. Various patterns and shapes – swishes and swirls reminiscent of the knots, grain and ring forms of trees, or the contours of maps and mountain ranges – are created by the breeze. It is a really wonderful process, something quite magical and serendipitous.
You never really know what kind of a print you will make, it is very dependent on the conditions; a sudden breeze, the movement of a dog or just your own breathing can affect the image, changing it in some way. It’s exciting knowing that just as every snowflake is different, so, too, is every print. No matter how many I produce no two will be the same; each one will be unique and special in some way. The prints are used in a number of ways – for book covers, endpapers, framed original prints or wrapping paper – depending on the purpose and the type of paper used. If you love playing with inks and hearing the soothing sound of water you will love this aqueous surface design printing method.”
Would you like to learn the art of creating beautiful paintings? Then this class is for you!
It is an exciting one-day course set in the heart of the Peak National Park. You will develop your skills in using line, tone, and colour. The day will begin by understanding the fundamental principles of light and tone, experimenting with a range of mixed media materials. I will show you how to translate and transcribe the landscape by slowing down and observing the surrounding environment through mark-making exercises using Japanese ink and charcoal.
You will develop palette themes, and experiment with mixing and making your own pigment paint with the ancient painting method of egg tempera (free-range organic eggs from my own hens) as well as making glazes and layers in acrylic, oil and cold wax. You will discover the secrets of how to apply contrast, colour theory, and tonal values to create beautiful scenes.
This workshop will be hosted in the delightful hamlet of Hollinsclough in the Upper Dove Valley, and is suitable for beginners as well as seasoned artists. Everyone will leave relaxed, refreshed and infused with creativity. All materials will be provided as well as refreshments throughout the day – including lunch, tea, coffee, cake – you just need to bring an apron!
Landscape Painting Workshop – Sat Nov 9th – 10.00am – 4.00pm – £85
Thanks to Incy Wincy’s Day Nursery at Bedale for inviting me to join them at the stunning Thorp Perrow Arboretum to find natural inspiration for our printerly art among the majestic trees bearing such splendid autumnal hues!
I had an absolutely fabulous time today learning the timeless art of letterpress printing at Hot Bed Press Printmakers’ Studio in Salford, Manchester. A big “Thank You!” to all the staff and my fellow students who made the day so lovely!