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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.                

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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.