Today was the first day of the Blackheath Open Studios, and all in all we had a good day with plenty of visitors. I am sharing a venue with 2 amazing artists - Ann Hillary, painter and printmaker, and Wayne Foskett, who does some wonderful pinhole photography and life drawings. We had a pleasant afternoon, chatting and admiring each other's work, whilst managing to slurp down several glasses of Sauvignon Blanc (not a terrible way to spend an afternoon really so I can't complain!). If you happen to be in the vicinity of Blackheath either tomorrow, or next weekend (4th and 5th May from 12-6), then do pop in and see us at 40 Reynolds Place, Blackheath Standard, SE3 8SX. We'd be delighted to see you, and there are plenty of other venues in the area, detailed on the website here http://blackheathartsociety.org.uk/#/new-events/4560838527
thames bottle fish
I'm very pleased with the new range of thames bottle fish, mounted on perspex. The coloured glass looks lovely with the light shining through.
my first sale was a pottery jug full of clay pipe flowers. All the discarded clay pipes and the pieces of china have been picked up along the Greenwich foreshore.
At the end of the day, we finished off with a little bit of a mudlark down by the river. The light was beautiful. I found a gold bracelet with "peter and lesley" engraved on it. Was it thrown in the river by Peter or Lesley in a fit of temper after an argument? Or did Peter or Lesley lose it.....? Is Lesley a woman..... or a man? I guess we will never know.
My name is Nicola White.