Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Art on a Boat

Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th September 2011

Come along and be creative on this stunning 1940's boat 'Classic Lady'

Experience the style of this vintage beauty while working with Kirsten and Priscilla to explore new ways of working and create unique pieces of your own art!

£275 per person

This includes all materials

morning coffee and croissants upon arrival

lovely lunchs with wine and

afternoon tea!

For bookings and further information contact Kirsten on 07976 298070

Cymru Contemporary Craft Fair

I will be exhibiting at this years Cymru Contemporary Craft Fair

Saturday 17th September 2011



Conwy Quay


LL32 8BB

Monday, 16 May 2011


First Anniversary Exhibition

I am exhibiting at this show

5th May 2011 – 30th June 2011

Unit Twelve
Tixall Heath Farm Tixall


Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Make a wire cup or Cups Cakes

Sun 10th April 10.30-4.30pm

Create you very own tea cup or cup cake using wire, wax and fabric.

You will learn a range of processes including how to construct a wire structure using light weight wire and then work over this by creating a surface and exploring materials including wax, fabric and lace. Then to embellish the cake or cup with buttons, beads and trimmings.

You will not need a sewing machine for this workshop

at Pensfordfield Studio

4 Pensford Avenue Richmond TW9 4HP

£60.00 per person including materials

Special Offer! book both workshops and get 10% discount bringing the cost of the workshops to £108 instead of £120

Tea & Coffee provided, please bring own lunch

Places limited, for bookings please call: 01524 65197


email workshops@priscillajones.co.uk

Make and Embroidered canvas

10th April 10.30-4.30pm

Using various fabrics, acrylic paints, machine and hand stitch you will create a contemporary box canvas for your wall. During the day you will explore a range of techniques to enable you to produce a finished piece that is personal and will reflect your own ideas. Please note you will need to bring your own machine with a free machine embroidery stitch facility. If this is a problem let us know as one can be provided on request.

at Pensfordfield Studio

4 Pensford Avenue Richmond TW9 4HP

£60.00 per person including materials

Special Offer! book both workshops and get 10% discount bringing the cost of the workshops to £108 instead of £120

Tea & Coffee provided, please bring own lunch

Places limited, for bookings please call: 01524 65197


email workshops@priscillajones.co.uk

Bovey Tracey Craft Fair

Priscilla will be exhibiting work for the first time this year at:

The Contemporary Craft Fair

10-12th June 2011

Mill Marsh Park

Bovey Tracey

Tel.01626 830612



Exhibition 5th May 30th June 2011 Unit Twelve Tixall Heath Farm Tiaxll ST18 OXX http://www.unittwelve.co.uk/

Henley Art Trail

Henley Art Trail

28th – 30th May 2011

Opening Times 11am – 6pm

Venue: Woodclyffe Hall,High Street,Wargrave,Berkshire RG108BY

Jo Sinclaire & Friend

Tel 07958648239

Map No13

Time for Tea

This is a solo show of Priscilla’s 2D pieces around her favorite them of’ ‘TEA’!

7th February to 10th March 2011


Portland the Gallery
80 Hill Rise Richmond Surrey TW10 6UB
Tel 020 8332 1963
Opening Times
Monday to Friday 9am -5pm

Contemporary Textile Fair

will be exhibiting a range of canvases, framed textiles and greeting cards at next years fair on:

12th-13th March 2011


Landmark Arts Centre

Ferry Road


TW11 9NN


Friday, 11 February 2011

Do What You Love interview: Priscilla Jones

Priscilla Jones is an award-winning mixed media artist based in Lancaster, in the north of England who has exported her designs to Japan, the USA and across Europe, including freelance designs for greeting cards, wallpaper, fashion and interior fabrics. Priscilla’s unique art work in both 2D and 3D is known for its etherial feel and shabby chic colouring. Priscilla also owns an art gallery and lectures in embroidery, drawing, professional practice and the designer maker development pathway on the BA (Hons) Contemporary Textiles at the University of Blackburn.

Priscilla will be teaching a delicious workshop – ’Structure and surface: 3D sculpture with wax, wire, fabric, paper and found materials’ – at the Do What You Love retreat in May. Today we explore her work and influences and find out more about her creative business. (All photo credits: Priscilla Jones)

1) What is your first memory of creating?

Sewing with my Grandad, he is a very creative person and taught me many skills including, embroidery, canvas work and French knitting, we worked together on many craft projects when I was growing up.

2) Who has influenced you along the way?

My great friend and mentor Sally Payne who is the most amazing artist and educator, Val Russell a much valued teaching colleague and friend and Michelle Holmes, another embroiderer who has been a huge inspiration to me. We love to meet and discuss the wealth of creativity in our textile practice.

3) You have a gorgeous and unique style, as showcased on the cover of Sew Somerset’s latest edition. How did this develop?

I started to use stitch as a drawing tool while studying at Manchester Metropolitan University. We were encouraged to break all the boundaries using stitch in our practice to develop and explore new applications for traditional techniques. I started to explore the use of mixed media in my work too - including wax, wire and paint - and this developed into working in a three dimensional way too. My work has evolved organically over the years as I have become a more experienced practitioner. I now use all these skills and techniques to produce my current pieces.

4) You often use a dreamy pastel colour palette. What draws you to these colours?

I think I am very influenced by where I live on the North West Cost of England, the subtle seaside hues that surround me are a constant inspiration.

5) What do you love best about your life as an artist?

Having the freedom to make and create work every day.

6) You have many years’ experience teaching others. What is your teaching philosophy and how do you connect with your students?

As a teacher I have always aimed to be intuitive to each individual’s needs and respond accordingly. Students always develop a personal language during the course of a workshop. We all have great potential to create even if we don’t engage in creative activities on a regular basis. Many people have come on my courses thinking they have no skills at all – and sometimes they have never even enrolled in a class before. When they arrive and see examples of work they are going to make they often say “I can’t make one of those”, but sure enough, by the end of the workshop they leave with beautiful pieces of work they have made entirely by themselves. It is a very satisfying moment to see that, when they realise just what they are capable of.

7) Can you tell us a bit about your journey to becoming a gallery owner?

The gallery is very much a joint partnership with my husband Ian. We decided to open it after his career changed. We wanted to create a space for exhibiting contemporary art that was accessible to everyone and to also create an environment that we could run workshops from, which would be inspiring for the participants. We have enjoyed the exhibitions enormously and the curation of the shows have been a very satisfying part of the process. We have faced many challenges, including both the downsizing and upsizing of our retail spaces, and have had to consider the impact of retail decline in recent years. We have learned many things but the most important is to be flexible in your approach and create an environment that will show artists’ work at is very best. We are constantly thinking of new ways to show the work. We are developing an online gallery and plan to organise more art events in the coming months.

8) What is your next big dream for your creative business?

I am focusing on selling and running workshops outside the UK and working with various companies developing new products, including limited edition prints and a range of rubber stamps that will retail in the USA. (Note from Beth - love that! How fantastic to have your own range of stamps. Ahh what a dream…)

To find out more about Priscilla, visit her website, connect on Facebook or sign up for her class at the Do What You Love retreat!

Structure and surface: creating 3D sculptures with wax, wire, fabric, paper and found materials with Priscilla Jones

Do What You Love art and creative enterprise retreat

(Yorkshire, England – May 2011)

Imagine a magical place in an area of outstanding natural beauty, deep in the ancient English countryside. A place where you can escape from everyday life, reconnect with the real you, and nurture your creative spirit. Imagine a time when you are free to indulge your creativity. When you can step out of your creative comfort zone and take risks, supported by a warm community of like-minded souls. And all this under the guidance of an outstanding teacher.
Imagine a space where you can explore the ideas you have been quietly sheltering for so long. Where they will be motivated by inspiring entrepreneurs and where, nurtured by your new community, your self-belief will soar. Where you can grow your creative business ideas, or simply plant the seed of belief that you really can find a way to do what you love, for life.

All this exists.

You can find it at the Do What You Love retreat (May 11-15, 2011).
It will be an intimate gathering of creative souls, sharing a special journey of change.
Everything will be taken care of. You just have to take care of yourself
Award-winning English mixed media artist Priscilla Jones will share her signature techniques to make gorgeous wax and wire 3D constructions. This hands-on workshop will guide you step-by-step to creating an extraordinary shabby chic artwork of your own.

About the workshop
This is a rare opportunity to take a three day 3D sculpture workshop with Priscilla Jones. Dive in to a world of experimentation as you learn how to construct a gorgeous sculpture using wax, wire, fabric, paper and found materials.
The first day will be spent drawing and experimenting with mark making to create stunning images that can be applied to your sculpture. The next day, using lightweight wire you will create a structure in a style and scale of your own choice, learning how to form and shape contours that can easily be manipulated with your fingers. There is no need for soldering or fusing in this process so you can relax and enjoy creating at you own pace.

On the last day, you will be able to refine and re-manipulate elements of your sculpture before exploring its surfaces. You will experiment with the images you created on day one and apply them to your fabulous shapes. You can also add found materials and experiment with waxing fabrics and paper to complete your final piece.
This is a hands-on experimental workshop. No experience is necessary. Come prepared to have fun, and take home something very special!

kit list
There will be a kit fee of £30 per person to cover wire, tissue paper, silk, printing inks, Perspex, threads, wax and equipment hire. The kit fee is payable in cash upon arrival at the retreat, and the materials will be waiting in your classroom.

You will also need to bring:
• A pair of pliers
• An apron
• Scissors
• A notebook
• Any images you wish to work from
• Any offcuts of fabric, pieces of lace, vintage buttons or other haberdashery you would like to incorporate. Vintage and faded colours work well.
You may also wish to bring a small cardboard box/packaging material to transport your delicate finished piece. We have arranged for you to be able to send your supplies to the venue in advance, including any that you purchase online. We will also be able to help arrange shipping to send your work and materials home. Details will be sent to participants in advance of the workshop.

Art and Creative Enterprise Retreat - Cost GBP 300.00

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Thursday, 10 February 2011

I have been entered for an award in the Craft & Design Selected Awards 2011
To vote for me, please click the link below.