Practice Digital Workshops

Practice Digital are  hosting two workshops this week for makers and creatives. On Thursday morning its a session on running an Etsy shop. Suitable for beginners and improvers.

On Sunday it’s an all day session on social media and photography online.  With lots of individual attention and covering a wide range of situations, the workshops are designed to help you get more out of your online marketing.

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Collectives Fair

Coming to Stroud in May – the Collectives Fair.

Saturday 20 May 10.30 am – 5 pm
Sunday 21 May 11 am – 4 pm
Lansdown Hall Stroud GL5 1BB

Entrance: £1.50 with 75 pence going to Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust and Woodland Trust

Join us for a weekend of creativity. Meet and buy from individuals who design, make and create fabulous original work. Textiles, ceramics, couture clothing, wonderful books and two excellent Colleges presenting inspirational student work.  Full details at  sitselect.org/collectivesfair.html

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Michael & MacGregor

Neil MacGregor & Valerie Michael from SIT select filmed by Katie Watson

In this latest film on Makers and Making commissioned by SITselect for the Select Festival 2017,  Valerie Michael and Neil MacGregor talk about their work.

MacGregor & Michael create beautiful and lovingly crafted leather goods from their studio in Tetbury, Gloucestershire. Meet Val and Neil in their Tetbury studio (studio 33) in May 2017 during the Select Trail where you can buy and commission their work.

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Cleo Mussi Interview

Cleo Mussi  filmed here for  SIT select  2017.

Cleo Mussi creates inspiring and extraordinary work using discarded china. In this artist interview, filmed by Katie Watson, Cleo talks about her interests in environmental issues and new work involving weeds.

Meet Cleo at Frogmarsh Mill during the Select Trail where you can buy and commission her work. The Trail is open May 6/7 & 13/14 2017 – find out more on the SIT select website sitselect.org/sitselecttrail.html

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Jilly Edwards – Tapestry Artist

Jilly Edwards from SIT select – Filmed by Katie Watson.

Jilly Edwards, a Patron & Ambassador for SIT select, is a contemporary tapestry weaver. She always travels with sketchbooks, journals and reading books so she can record moments and memories, recording these responses in quick gestural marks, whether of colour, shapes, textures or words. So when she returns to the studio she has an ‘aide memoire’ to help embellish her ideas.  SIT select filmed Jilly in her new home and studio in Bristol.

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Nettle Grellier and George Lloyd-Jones at the Malthouse

Showing 31 January – 15 April

Malthouse Kitchen Bar, Salmon Springs Stroud

Large oil on canvas paintings by Nettle Grellier and George Lloyd-Jones will be on show at the Malthouse until 15 April.

The BoonRig Studio

George and Nettle live in Spain and exhibit widely in Spain and the UK.

These large colourful paintings will adorn the walls of the Malthouse Kitchen & Bar.

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Paintings by Ros Wise at the Malthouse Kitchen Bar

Opening 31 January

Malthouse Kitchen Bar, Salmon Springs Stroud

Ros has been painting plants for many years. Recent work is painting plants where they grow naturally and where the human footprint is at a minimum. Her aim is not botanical representation.

‘’When I stand in front of a wonderful, riotous, colourful garden border or witness the intense variety found in a wildflower meadow I am overcome by a deep feeling of pleasure. Through painting what I see I am trying to capture and communicate all that being there means to me -the energy, colour, variety and beauty of the natural world and its ability to restore and invigorate.

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select Christmas Trail 2016

Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 December 2016

Join us for a weekend where artists / designer makers open their studios and arrange exhibitions of their work this Christmas. Come to look, enjoy and wander the Stroud Valleys and buy handmade craft.

Stroud and the surrounding area is rich in creative talent and the Select Trail provides a wonderful opportunity to explore the glorious valleys and countryside as well and meet the makers and see the work they create. It is a wonderful way to buy and own a piece of original handmade work lovingly designed and made.

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