Gwen and Lola have both been busy with the Leigh Art Trail.
Gwen shared progress with her community project Connecting Threads which is still a work in progress. Now close to completion, several workshops were held during the week, giving people a last opportunity to contribute to the project. Part of this enormous textile work was hung in the window of the Baptist Church in Leigh. It has been a great success so far with many people contributing small sewn rectangles which Gwen has skilfully woven into one large artwork. 1130 pieces represent the number of people who were killed following the collapse of the Rana Plaza factory in Bangladesh
Further details can be found on her website
Inspired by her recent travels to New Zealand, Lola's beautiful ceramics were on show at Phuse Media. There was also an opportunity to see her beautiful memory pot dedicated to her brother. Lola has incorporated special family memories into this very personalised and individual artwork. She is available to take commissions, and would work with the individual if they would like to be part of the creative process.
Further details can be found at Lolaswainpottery.com
We are a small group of contemporary artists in Essex (UK) who share a passion for art and books.