ALEX LONGLEY, SARAH FISHBURN & ANNAMARIA KOVACS
Alex loved the images we found on Google of Marc Chagall's work and was keen to make a piece of felt artwork inspired by his stained glass. It was wonderful to watch Alex work on this picture. it was clear that she felt great ownership for it, and for the first time began to work truly independently. We think it's a fabulous piece of expression by Alex.
The Old Chapel
Study of the Female Form
Time can be an immense friend, creating the opportunity for the evolution of "Well-Being". Working in timber can stimulate comprehension of plans, measuring, shaping and construction. Collectively the aforementioned experiences combine to produce, in this case, two contrasting types of clock.
Plans and mechanisms - Martin H Dunn Ltd (01469 546901) email@example.com. Timber - Wicks pine board/Green & Son, Lingdale - oak.
ARTISTS OF UPSALL
This was the first collage we created as a group and it represents Upsall Hall the building. Built by the Swan family in 1873, it is a Grade 2 Victorian listed building, standing in 40 acres of lawned gardens, fields and woodland. Described in Kelly's Directory of 1879 as a "handsome edifice", it is built in the French Renaissance style and features a hallway with paired Doric pilasters along with a great many original features.
A Forestry Commission wood that has recently had many trees felled improving the view towards Teesside.
A project to combine objects in a composition as a subject for relaxation, using candles, a soft ball which is used to relieve stress, a coral shell to hear the rushing of the sea when placing it to your ear, with a monocle to represent a person.
The Shores of Memory, Redcar
Westella in the White Sea
A decidedly poorly motivated student at school, I received my 'O' level results via marine radio aboard the WESTELLA, a deep-sea trawler operating in the Barents and White Seas. The 3 week experience took place in August 1961 during the Cold War, and the vessel was monitored by Soviet motor-torpedo boats and reconnaissance aircraft. From St Andrew's Dock, Kingston Upon Hull, the round trip encompassed several thousand kilometres. The most challenging waves would be between 20 and 30 metres, though most days the sea was surprisingly calm.
The Bridge of the Westella
Honister Pass, descending towards Buttermere
Old Brotton High Street 1890
Face to Face
A feeling for the Moors
For Helen, a Londoner born and bred, the space of the moors beyond Highcliff was an intense experience.
CLAIRE MORLEY, MARK HOLLOWAY & ANNAMARIA KOVACS
This piece was inspired by an image in Andrea Hunter's book "Creating Felt Pictures". When asked how creating felt pictures made her feel, Claire replied "Happy". The nature and rhythm of felt making is extremely therapeutic and our workshop is a safe and calm environment where individuals come to experiment and develop new skills. These factors and the sense of achievement and pride that can be seen on the faces of the people we work with, help to create the "happy" feeling Claire is talking about.