News - July 2012
You will find on these pages the latest news from Peak District Creations and our members.
If you like your cakes special - take a look at the pages "For Goodness Cake" - I have yet to hear of a special occasion cake which Sue Bowker has been unable to generate ! All made to order in Chapel en le Frith in teh Peak District ... of course where else !
Makes me hungry just looking at the images :-)
Peak District Creations
Over the last weekend, Look Creations were commissioned to produce a Time Lapse sequence for Peak District Artisans setting up the Great Dome Art Fair at the Buxton Devonshire Dome. So armed with trusty Nikon and several memory cards we set up. The sequnce was started at 9.30 am and the last images taken at 9pm that evening. The finished sequnce was edited down to a three and a half minute sequence and soundtrack added.
As a result of an increased level fo interest in this technique we are now offering the service of Time Lapse Production at extremely affordable levels. Ideal if you would like to add a little something extra to your website, news feed or YouTube channel. Please use the contact form to outline your idea for further discussion.
We look forward to hearing from you,
Peak District Creations.
You can view the YouTube channel Time Lapse sequence here
The event will be held in a shop space, and has easy access by car for loading/unloading and there is plenty of fee parking.
Peak Village Outlet Shopping Village
Set up from 9.00am and the event itself is open from 10.30am until 5.00pm, Sunday 5th August.
No charge for the room or tables, but a 10% donation to The Village would be appreciated on any takings from the day.
The event is part of the summer program arranged by Kat Jacquin. I've attached a flyer produced by Kat listing some of the attractions - feel free to use this to help spread the word and tell your contacts about it.
We would like to get a bit of extra publicity/posters sorted in the run up to the event , so if you have any images of work, or a website address and any contact details you would like to include for you/your group , then do let me know.
On the day, bring a cover for your tables (feel free to bring screens/lamps or anything else you usually use to enhance your space) and a copy of your insurance certificate.
More Details on the Flyer here
Image from Anglea Thompson of Glass at the Barn who will be selling her products at this event,
A great opportunity to see the works of Elizabeth Forrest and get areal sense of the depth, texture and vibrancy of each creation. In total, 18 pieces of work are currently on display at The Craft Gallery wall at the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists at 4 Brook Street, St Paul's, Birmingham opens May 14th, until 9 June 2012 .
Further to this you can see the creations at the exhibition 'Gold, Silver, Bronze' at the Shire Hall Gallery, Stafford from 14 July - 9 September and the Summer show at the Craft in the Bay Gall Cardiff from 14 July - 2 September.
Keep an eye open for the work by Elizabeth Forrest in the Derbyshire Open Arts weekend at the beginning of June in the Conservatory at Queen's Park, Chesterfield.
Peak Distict Creations
For those who read these news items and have done for some time, you may recall that Peak District Creations achieved registered status for the Peak District Environmental Quality Mark along with Look Creations, and following this we made a committment to help promote products and services from fellow EQm holders.
Today we had the chance to develop a new line of products with fellow EQM holder Jane Malcolm of Coconut Blush I can't disclose at this time what the product is - but its not rocket science to work out if its from Look Creations its mostly likely wood and if its from Janes hands its great soap ! It should have a wide appeal toward the end of the year and we hope to develop a rangeof goods for sale through fellow EQM holders looking to additional income streams ... keep reading the news to pick up on the offers.
If you have an idea for a new product to develop with fellow EQM holders - drop me a line and I'm sure we can help.
Peak District Creations
Image is of Jane at her regular stall at the Buxton Pavillion Gardens Saturday Bazaar.
The Arkwright Society is running its annual Art and Makers Festival on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th July 2012, 10am-4pm. From paintings, pottery and photography to sculpture, jewellery and furniture, the festival is a celebration of local artists and their work.
Around fifty artists will be exhibiting their work at Cromford Mills as part of this year’s Art and Makers Festival. Featuring work by many local artists, the festival will provide visitors with the opportunity to follow the art trail, browse a diverse collection of art and meet the artists. There will also be demonstrations as well as “have a go” sessions. With a wealth of art to view and for sale, guided tours of the mill as well as two cafes serving delicious homemade lunches, the Art and Makers Festival is a free event for the whole family to enjoy.
A date for your diaries, this is the last open submission exhibition this year at The Art Lounge and it promises to be a great show with entries coming from up and down the country!
Hope you can make it!
Exhibiting at Castleton Visitor Centre from today 2nd July to 31st July.
Pop along and take time to look around this exhibition of Chapel en le Frith based Creative Talent.
Exhibition at Castleton Visitor Centre "Begininings"
The artwork is based around the Peak District and the Stately home gardens of Chatsworth as well as seaside and wildlife experiences, images include many of those listed on this website and other new creations.
Images vary in size and are framed in a light oak wood frame with neutral mount
Inspiration for my work comes from the surrounding countryside as can be seen in such artwork as Mountain Valley with sharp cut edges reflecting rock formations and
the greens and reds emphasising the fields and stones walls of the Peak District, Cool Mountains is inspired from snow capped mountains the way they glint in the
moonlight, Mountain Ridge is showing the softness and hardness of the hills around us and Rolling Mountains mixes the soft rolling hilly landscape with contour lines on
maps (stitch and collage are added to the background of screen printed paper depicting mixed weather skies all to familiar to the Peak District) .
I enjoy flowers, there shapes and colours which I reflect in my artwork using pen line and watercolour( artwork on website) to pick out the shape and contours of
individual flowers. Holidays and visits to new places are soaked up and are created into new ideas, these experiences and ideas then become artwork as seen in the
Lighthouse from a visit to the coast and visits to Chatsworth and Stately homes have influenced Pavilion Kite, Japanese Garden and Japanese Blossom, sometimes
ideas are just taken from wildlife and everyday things around me.