Publications and Exhibitions.
I have been exhibiting my paintings since 1999, and have also been extremely lucky over the past couple of years to have had some of my Polymer Clay designs published in Jewellery magazines. If you are interested in the details, please scroll down below.
Four in One Necklace - detail.
I have been very lucky to have had several articles published in jewellery Magazines since Christmas 2010, with hopefully a few more to come.
Keep watching to see the new articles as they arrive.
As of December 2013, my Poinsettia Bead tutorial is now available free, online, from Bead Me Magazine. My Tutorial is in Issue 4, page 10/11. Follow the link to see:
Four in One Necklace.
Four in One Necklace
A versatile beading design I call the 'Nicola' necklace which creates a large spiral of beads and can be stopped at various stages to give a different look. It featured one of my focal beads on each example.
Fine Silver Magazine
Joint project with Carol Merkl who is a Precious Metal Clay jewellery designer. Carol did the silver, I did the neon polymer clay.
Floral Focal Bead
Floral Focal Bead
Showing the cane techniques to make individual petals and leaves, and how to add them to a polymer base.
Bead & Button Magazine
Combining petal canes with a loopy base to give a fun and versatile bead.
Showing how to use a mold to take a real leaf and turn it into a shimmering polymer clay version.
Winter Sparkle Edition
Showing how to make a simple cane poinsettia flower and how to add it to a versatile base with 6 beading points.
A quick and easy way to make fun humbug beads.
Linen Stripe Pendants
Linen Stripe Pendants
Showing how to use texture with the stripes to give a material look, and then inlay seed beads to trick the eye.
British Polymer Clay Guild 20th Anniversary Celebration Weekend.
I am very excited to be part of the Guild's anniversary weekend on 23rd and 24th September 2017, at Simply Limitless, Puxton Lane, Kidderminster, Worcestershire, DY11 5DF, 10 am - 4pm each day.
The event will be held in a historic 19th-century carpet mill, Bondsworth Mill, on the bank of the River Stour in Kidderminster, which is now the home of the Simply Limitless Organisation, who are kindly hosting the BPCG Anniversary celebration weekend.
We will have two whole days of workshops*, demonstrations, make and take sessions, exhibitions of work by our members, shopping opportunities from local clay and tool distributors and talks and demonstrations by some of our founders, Alison Gallant and Sue Heaser, polymer clay tutors and members of the Guild.
We will launch a “Celebration” themed polymer clay competition at the event and will be collecting handmade beads for the children’s charity, Beads of Courage. With local media involvement, we hope to bring polymer clay to the notice of local people as well as our wider clay community.
Visit the Guild website for more information here
I am very pleased to announce that I will be part of the South Northamptonshire Art Trail, taking place between 7th and 15th October 2017.
There will be over 40 artists taking part in the trail which is spread over 14 venues.
I will be exhibiting Polymer Clay Artworks, Oil Paintings and prints at St. John the Baptist Church, Ashton Road, Hartwell, NN7 2HU, 10.30 - 4.30 Mon - Sat, 12.30 - 4.30 Sundays.
For more details of the event, check out the Art Trail Website here.
Fiery Waters - sold.
I had my first solo exhibition in Spain in the Summer of 1999. It was very successful and was the first time I realised that people who liked my work would actually also buy it - a wonderful feeling.
I have since exhibited widely in my local area, North Bucks, and South Northants, both with local art Groups / Associations and in Shops and Galleries. I have exhibited once more in Spain and am lucky enough to have my paintings hanging in homes and venues in many different countries.
Unfortunately my health stops me from being as productive as I would like, but I still manage to produce some new works each year, most of which go quite quickly, but when I have enough pieces to hold another solo exhibition I will publish the details here.