My walk this week in Leeds is my vehicle for showcasing my daughter’s work as a jewellery artist – Hannah Duncan Creations. I say “artist” because the work she designs is her means of expression, but she is a great craftsperson as well. The collection she delivered recently to the Craft Centre and Design Gallery includes work based on the rocky coastlines of Britain and in some pieces the very sand from the beaches forms a part of the work.
The image below is an example of Hannah’s work and if you would like to see more please visit her website at Hannah Duncan Creations.
Hannah Duncan Creations
Our recent travels to York (see last weeks walk posts) allowed us to help Hannah out and visit Leeds on our way home. The day was beautifully sunny and our walk to the City Art Gallery and the Design Centre below it was brightContinue reading→
Hereford College of Art’s degree show was another well worthwhile visit for us. Again, I was allowed to take photos and the images below show only a small part of a wide variety of work in ceramics, jewellery, metal work, textiles, fine art, illustration, graphic design . . .
I have included the artists’ names where I know them and you can click on the photos to go to their websites if they have one.
Last week we had a walk at the National Botanic Garden of Wales (NBGW), taking advantage of free entry during January. It is easy to think that there is not so much to see in a place like the Botanic Gardens at this time of year but, of course, that is not true – it is just that things look different.
I had downloaded a new app for my iPhone 5c, namely PureShot, and I was keen to try it out. This camera app allows more control than the standard iPhone Camera app as well as having options to use TIFF images and different quality JPEGs. The photos below were both taken using PureShot and it gave good results. However, as will be seen through other shots I will be posting this week, it is not always the best app to use.
I discovered PureShot through the a post by Emil Pakarklis and the iPhone Photography School and would recommend his website as an excellent aid to anyone interested in improving their phone photography.
Another discovery I made when looking at images of Silver Birch bark was esdesigns – I liked the silver birch bracelet in particular!
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