Activities & Events
Craft Events coming up
Wychwood forest fair (Cornbury Park) Sunday 1st September 10 a.m to 5p.m small entry fee. It was a wonderful event in a gorgeous setting. Keep in touch anyone who visited my stand. Just give me a call and the Studio is always open.
Millets Autumn Crafts ( Millets Farm Shop, Frilford, Oxfordshire. )Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th September 2019 10 a.m - 4p.m Free entry Pottery Workshop Get Dirty and get creative! A Pottery workshop to experience 3 essential handbuilt methods of pottery making, that will give you a taste of experience Slab and impression work, coiled and dots and a pinchpot method to create pots or animals. You will make 2-3 pieces that will be bisque and glaze fired for you to collect 2 weeks following the workshop. 19th October 9.30-12.30 Eynsham Cricket Pavillion, Eynsham Oxfordshire All materials provided and refreshments £30 per person (Max in workshop 10)
Abingdon Craft Fair ( Abbey Buildings, centre Abingdon) Friday 8th, Saturday 9th, Sunday 10th November 2019 10 a.m 4.30p.m Entry on one day will let you in on consecutive days
Millets Christmas Fair ( Millets Farm Shop, Frilford, Oxfordshire) Friday 15th, Saturday 16th, Sunday 17th November 2019 10.a.m -4p.m Free entry
Christmas Art & Crafters ( Holy Cross Church Shipton-on-Cherwell, Oxfordshire) Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th November Free entry A very Christmasy feel and a group of Artweeks Artists displaying a range of mediums
Cogges Christmas Crafts (Cogges Farm, Witney, Oxfordshire) Saturday 7th Sunday 8th December 2019 10.a.m - 4p.m small entry fee. A wonderful Christmas event on a traditional farm in Barns and Farm Buildings.
The Chicken Run Studio opened for Artweeks in May 2018 and 2019. Oxfordshire Artweeks is an amazing event where an incredible 481 Artists across a range of Media are open in the Month of May across the County. I exhibited as part of a group exhibition in All Saints Church in the beautiful village of North Morton South Oxfordshire. Again for a successive week I exhibited in my home and Chicken Run Studio. It was a great opportunity to exhibit my work and talk through what a wonderful place it is to live and work from home.
I have an online gallery and this can be accessed throughout the year .www.artweeks.org/galleries/alisonholmans
Wytham Wood's Run Medallions
I was invited by the Wytham Woods Run Team to make the medallions for the 450 runners and 40 First place winners in each category. #www.wythamwoodsrun.org
Fortunately I was able to use the skills of Nick my son to 3D Print the stamps.
Acquiring a slab roller meant I could roll out the clay and stamp each individual medal. Flour after each press meant the clay didn't stick to the 'cookie cutters'.
After piercing a hole for the ties and stamping my ChickenRun stamp on the reverse each medal went in the kiln for a first firing.
Each medal was then glazed in Siemens and Healthineers colours (The local sponsors). Then back into the kiln for their final firing.
What a challenge , but they do look amazing and you can't get more individual and hand made than this.