Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Shabby Chic Book Workshop In Darlington

Shabby chic book latest

The latest batch of Shabby chic books. These were done at Franki's  in Darlington

The ladies finished books, how cool do they look?

Thursday, 8 December 2016

More Powertex Bottle Bling

More Bottle Bling

Another great workshop this time at Crafty Corner in South Shields, I was teaching the Powertex Bottle Bling Outdoor light workshop.
We did Plaques in the morning and Bottles in the afternoon
and a great day was had by all.

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Priscilla under way

Work starts on Priscilla

At last, after being let down by 2 Welders and 1 Upholsterer work has finally started on the bodywork of Priscilla. If you don't know what Priscilla is she is my 40 year old Mark 1 Bedford CF Camper van . I have had her for about 16 months .

Last week saw the start of the exterior thanks to Mr Craig Whittle . The damage done by the "tin worms " is systematically being cut out and replaced with new metal. Which leaves me with the job of renovating , re-building the cabinetry and beds along with all the re-upholstery. I guess I am going to have to learn a load of new skills.

Back arches being chopped out and replaced

This is her has she arrived to me in July of 2015

Powertex Plaque Workshop, South Shields

Crafty Corner, South Shields

These are the lovely finished Powertex plaques done by the lovely ladies at Crafty Corner in South Shields .
All done with Bronze Powertex hardener and a selection of Powercolors and colortricx.
Many thanks to my good friends Irene and Dave for hosting this and future events.

Saturday, 26 November 2016

Body Part Collection

A small collection of Body Parts

I have seen, recently, a few people doing projects with "Pot Heads". I thought these might be of interest. I have seen artists like Ange Lee and Sue Roddis making cool items with these. I suppose I should get my act together and make a project with these. The trouble is, whatever I do with these is going to be dark

I've seen lots done with the heads but not much done with the body parts ? Maybe I make a humanoid spider?

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

"Opalite" and Victorian Christmas Bauble workshop at Graces Craft Shop in Middlesbrough

Introducing The "Opalite" Baubles

What a fantastic day and what gorgeous finished baubles. My first workshop teaching this technique which I learned originally about 9 years ago . I'm glad we decided to do this as a workshop because the results are amazing .

The second bauble was a mock Victorian Bauble , again they all turned out fab, well done ladies.

Monday, 21 November 2016

Shabby Chic die storage book workshop

Latest workshop pieces from the North East 

A fantastic weekend teaching the Shabby Chic die storage book workshop. Saturday we were in Washington at Essential Crafts and Sunday in Consett at Jula Crafts a fantastic weekend with 40 great ladies .
All topped off with a fantastic stay at The Best Western Beamish Hall Hotel.

They all looked fantastic when finished and all the ladies put their own identity into the finished book.

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

More Xmas Baubles

A few more Xmas baubles

Just a selection of a few more Xmas baubles that I have made while teaching workshops.
I have really enjoyed making these and have loads of commissions to do as a result.
Thought you might like to see.

Monday, 31 October 2016

Christmas baubles to Powertex or not to Powertex

Christmas Baubles

This week I have been teaching Bauble decorations. Some are decorated with Powertex Stone Art, Some are decorated with Powertex liquid hardener and some are decorated with plain old tissue paper but they all have Sue Wilson Xmas die cuts on them.

The one on the left is tissue and die cut card, the one in the middle is Powertex hardener and the one on the right is Stone art powder and bister.

I wanted to show that die cuts can be incorporated into the Powertex mix.

This one is done with Tissue paper, Black paint , Micaceous Iron Oxide and silver paint.

Nicely held up for the camera by Jean Pierre the mutant Zombie ( you will meet him later).

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Halloween Powertex pirate bottle workshop

Powertex Pirate Bottles

What a great night , well done to everybody who participated in the workshop.
well this is my Jack Sparrow inspired Powertex Pirate Bottle. Made using black Powertex fabric hardener.

The finished collective

The ladies individual finished bottles.Well done .

Sunday, 23 October 2016

Powertex "Jenna" Sculpture By John Glossop

Latest Powertex Fabric Sculpture Jenna

Hello again , I know its been a while since I posted but I've been a bit busy with work and holidays.
This weekend we have had the pleasure of teaching a Powertex fabric sculpting workshop at That Craft Place Ltd a lovely shop in Polegate, Eastbourne. Our hosts Lisa and Danny and all the ladies made us most welcome . I can honestly say that both Heather and I had a fantastic time , all the sculptures turned out fantastic and all the ladies should be proud of what they made .

This is Jenna, This is my instructional piece from the day and I'm quite happy with the way she evolved . I'm not sure yet if she is staying like this . She may get the " Verdigris treatment". I'll keep you posted.

A group photo of all the finished sculptures from the front.

A group photo of all the finished sculptures from the back.

I thought I would show pictures of the back as nobody ever seems to and our sculptures had as much attention to detail on the back as they did on the fronts.
Hope you enjoy.

Sunday, 9 October 2016

Powertex Statue Pictures From Latest Workshop

Pictures Of Latest John Glossop Statue Workshop

These are pictures of the finished statues from my latest statue workshop. Everyone of the ladies made a fantastic job of their statue but as usual the pictures don't do them justice, so you'll just have to take my word for it .

This is Princess Bongi , made using the Powertex head Thulani from the African series. She is made using Bronze fabric Hardener and all natural fibre materials. I think she turned out quite well.

The ladies did a mix of winged figures and non-winged figures. They all used the Grace head and all started with the same raw products , how different they all look .

Different types of wings on these two .

Building the base.

Don't ask me what is happening here , I seem to have been caught in a "special" moment . This is my concentrating face .

Stage one complete.

Stage two complete.