Silver Street Studios

Silver Street Studios Scissors, Paper, Stone

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Scissors, Paper, Stone
About the Event
Scissors: Barbara Edwards - cushions and loose covers Paper: Sara Fairfax - mixed media paintings exploring internal human processes Stone: Jo Dove - fine, functional wheel thrown porcelain and handmade decorative tiles.
Event Type
Ceramics/Glass, Mixed Media, Painting/Drawing/Illustration, Textiles/Fashion
01984 629116
07528 272240
Age Info
Children supervised
Opening Times
Sat 9thSun 10thMon 11thTue 12thWed 13thThu 14thFri 15thSat 16thSun 17th
11:00 - 17:0011:00 - 17:0011:00 - 16:0011:00 - 16:0011:00 - 16:0011:00 - 16:0011:00 - 16:0011:00 - 17:0011:00 - 17:00
Further Information

Barbara Edwards studied costume at the Old Vic Theatre School in Bristol and that took her on to a career making and fitting costumes at the West Yorkshire Playhouse and the Old Vic. After a career change to teaching as well as raising a family she returned to the needle and thread although now with a focus on soft furnishings and loose covers.

Her inspirations come from the world around her; the colours, the textures, the material in a skirt on a market stall. Much of her making is a technical process of measuring, cutting and fitting, but she likes to think that she has an eye for detail and finish that introduces the craft to her work.

She set up Sow'n'Sew in 2016, working from Silver Street Studios in Wiveliscombe and has quickly built a client base of customers in need of loose covers, cushions, blinds and curtains. Call in and find out more!

Sara Fairfax studied Art Education at Cardiff University and since then has maintained an active art practice for 30 years. During the early years she also trained as an art teacher and taught art in a variety of settings, for 10 years in secondary education, as well as in Adult Ed, art residencies and has worked on various local community projects, the most recent being the WW1 Centenary Memorial sited in Jubilee Gardens. During raising a family Sara retrained as a therapeutic counsellor & supervisor and now works in Taunton for Somerset Counselling Centre and has her own private practice. For Sara, her personal art practice, her teaching and therapeutic practice all compliment each other and this current body of work reflects this experience. The creative process for Sara involves being connected to her work at an emotional level and this current series of art works explores internal processes of transformation. Each work starts from sitting with a feeling of what has felt like a transformative experience has felt like and painting in response to that until the feeling is fully experienced and complete. Sara is inviting the viewer to connect to these paintings of inner transformative primarily as a felt experience and then secondly to enter into the thinking realm, engaging and reflecting on the work with thoughts and ideas about creative experience and transformative processes.

Jo Dove studied Ceramics at West Surrey College of Art and Design (Farnham), and has since been teaching and lecturing to a wide group of learners in a variety of educational contexts whilst continuing to make and sell her own work. She produces delicate and functional ceramics mainly in porcelain enjoying its’ fineness and fluidity. Jo’s approach to the clay is to emulate the state of the wet clay and it’s softness in the fired piece. To do this she adds ‘stamps’, indents and makes marks in the clay whilst it is still wet. She makes all her own glazes which are designed to be transparent and flowing, thereby not masking any of the marks made in the clay during the making process. Jo’s experience and knowledge of clay and glazes, ensure the high standard of production of all artworks.

Jo also runs pottery courses from her studio in Silver Street. There are regular children’s and adults’ workshops as well as private bookings for groups. In 2007 Jo, and artist Sara Fairfax, set up Raw Art Works, ‘RAW’. Since then, they have been running school and community clay projects which result in art work for public spaces, the most recent being ‘Children of the Great War Memorial’ a Heritage Lottery funded piece which is sited in the Jubilee gardens in Wiveliscombe town centre.

Venue Information

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Old London House
17 Silver Street
For Venue Information
01984 629116
Disabled Access
Disabled Access with Assistance (One single low step on entrance.)
No Toilets
Guide Dogs Only
Directions (By Car)
Travel up Town Hill and turn right at top for Silver Street.
Short stay on Silver Street and Croft Way or North Street car parks.

Events At This Venue

Event Type Event Title Disciplines Dates (see event page for full info)
Exhibition Silver Street Studios Ceramics/Glass, Mixed Media, Painting/Drawing/Illustration, Textiles/Fashion 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th