Monthly Archives: February 2016

The topic this month (and last month) was Trees. It’s such a vast subject that several people are carrying on with it into month 3. Here are some of the books, both finished and unfinished, that people brought along today.

Jane P Kiss me in Coombe Wood

Jane Paterson went up to Combe Wood in Butleigh and found carvings both old and new on many of the trees there. She also had made a ‘tree’ out of the leaves of a book of letters ‘of Mr Pope and several of his friends’.

Letters of Mr Pope

Rowena P Monotype

Rowena Pearce still inspired by the silver birch trees in the Mendip quarries she worked in last summer, produced a folder of water based monotypes.

Janine B Trees

Janine Barchard printed photos of her favourite trees and made a simple fold book.

Judy W Woodlands and hedgerows

Judy Warbey – sorry Judy, the only photo I took is out of focus – found a book in a charity shop and inserted pop up trees and poetry.

Clare D Prototypes

Clare Diprose made prototype pop ups of the trees she had helped plant, both when they were planted (bottom) and now (top).

Clare D Cricieth

Clare also brought along a travel sketchbook from her birthday holiday in Cricieth.

Karen Y Christmas Trees

This is Karen Young’s book containing trees cut out from her Christmas cards – there were a lot.

Harry Young Winter Trees

Lastly, a poem by Karen’s grandson is the content of this book.


This gallery contains 14 photos.

Enchanted by the Betty Woodman ‘Theatre of the Domestic’ exhibition at the ICA yesterday. If you are looking for fresh, original, life-affirming work, this is for you. It’s the first solo institutional exhibition in the UK by one of the most important contemporary artists working with sculpture, painting and ceramics, and, at the age of …

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There are spaces on the following courses at Dove Studios, near Glastonbury:

Etching course tutor: Pennie Elfick (April) and Bronwen Bradshaw (Feb, March, May)

Photo etching course tutor: Jenny Graham


Etching Mondays: 11, 18, 25 April; 9, 16, 23 May

6 week term, fee £90

Etching Tuesdays: 12, 19, 26 April; 3, 10, 17, 24 May

7 week term: fee: £105

 Photo etch on Wednesdays: 13, 20, 27 April; 4, 11, 18, 25 May

7 week term, fee: £105


Times: 10 – 1 (Wednesday photo etching 9.30 – 12.30)

We use aluminium in these courses as it is cheap, safer, and requires no solvents in its use. This will be charged at cost, as will the photo etching film and paper – cheaper or more expensive paper (Somerset Printmaking) available from the studio.

All other costs are included in the general fee.

NB There are some places currently available on all courses after half term (5 weeks, starting from 22 February, ending the week leading up to Easter, fee £75). The days are the same as described above, ie Mon, Tues, Wed etching.

If you are interested in joining any of the courses, please email Bronwen Bradshaw:

Contact email : (for all courses), or message




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