Check back here regularly to find out what's going on at LLunio: Papier Mache Creations.
23rd May 2020: I am delighted to have been awarded 2nd Prize in the Arts Challenge Wales Big Lockdown Art Competition. It involved submitting a different piece for four consecutive weeks based on the themes of "Our Wonderful NHS", "Dreams", "My Favourite Place" and "Life after Lockdown". You can see my submissions on my Gallery 2020 page. Results were announced in the Western Mail this morning.
January 2019: My third workshop took place over the weekend of February 2nd and 3rd. Once again some lovely pieces were created accompanied by some lively banter!
July 2018: My two day workshop: An Introduction to Sculpting in Papier Mache.
This was held at my house in Cardiff where I worked with 5 students over the weekend of 14/15 July. It was a happy, productive session during which we covered armature and paper clay making; sculpting a simple figure; colouring and finishing a piece of sculpture. Everyone completed each stage and went home with something to be proud of! The two day course cost £150 and included all tuition, materials, equipment, lunch and refreshments. I have a list of people wanting to take part in future workshops and the next one will happen in October this year. If you would like to take part in a workshop, please contact me for details at firstname.lastname@example.org
‘book it, book it, book it! …a tremendous 2 days’
‘highly recommended…fantastic host and teacher…..brilliant weekend’
‘I would recommend it to anyone’
‘definitely a course not to miss’
June/July 2018: A selection of my recent pieces has been exhibited at The Old Hall, Cowbridge during the months of June and July.
June 2018: My series of uncoloured sculptures exhibited in Y Galeri, Caerphilly
May 2018: I'm pleased to be featured once again in Arkadia Magazine's Spring 2018 Edition
January 2018: Palm Art Award Nominee
October 2017: My work is now available to buy on Artfinder:
Luciano Benetton - creator of the Benetton Group - is a great traveller and art lover. He has combined these two passions iin his Imago Mundi project: a contemporary art collection composed of thousands of 10x12cm works by established and emerging artists from many different countries. I am proud that my papier mache sculpture 'When Coal Was King' has joined the work of 139 other Welsh artists to make up the Welsh Collection : 'So many different suns'.
The Welsh Collection will be taken - with the other numerous collections from around the world - on a tour to the widest possible number of people via a web platform, catalogues and exhibitions in collaborations with private institutions, international organisations and public museums.
Hosted by the Fondazione Benetton, the project will continue to grow with the goal of uniting the diversities of this world and passing on to future generations the widest possible mapping of human cultures.
The entire collection, including The Welsh Collection, can be viewed at www.imagomundiart.com
Selected pieces from The Welsh Collection (including mine!) can also be viewed at www.bestofbritishart.co.uk
As some of you will know, I began my obsession with papier mache thanks to the work and tutorials of the truly inspirational papier mache artist Jonni Good. I am delighted to have been invited by her to contribute a guest tutorial on her blog and will post more information here as soon as I've finished working on it.
In the meantime, to view Jonni's website, tutorials and blog go to www.ultimatepapermache.com Really worth a visit!
Here's the link to my tutorial mentioned above: www.ultimatepapermache.com/how-to-sculpt-a-regency-style-figure-with-paper-mache-clay
November 2016: Three of my pieces, "Girl Reading", "The Bather", and "Girl in a Rockpool"are on display at the Art Central Gallery Open Exhibition at Barry Town Hall, Vale of Glamorgan, Wales, UK November 2016-January 2017.
June 2016: "Weeding the Garden" wins First Prize in "Grow, Show, Share" at St. Augustine's Church, Penarth.
March 2016: There is a feature on my work in the Spring 2016 edition of Arkadia Magazine
12 November 2015: New Website now live
At long last I have a website!