How is the making of a new page for the website worthy of a blog post? Well, because I’d be lying if I said it didn’t surprise me how straightforward it was. The complexity of the ways in which I have worked with clay in engagement projects has only now been given clarity.
Recently I have been investigating the latest research in Arts for Health and Participation art and it seems that I was ahead of the curve on this. Measuring the value and impact of these engagements on a national scale has been outside of my scope but I am fortunate that this has been going on amongst key innovators and influencers in this field, in the guise of Clayground Collective and their directors Duncan Hooson and Julia Rowntree in 2012/13.
My own work has my own maker’s mark on, if you will, working with groups in a more intimate way, in a kind of off-grid way but still in the public realm; it’s focus remains the celebration of the power of making to transform lives.
The driving force behind this post, though, is really the capacity for distillation: to write one page that distills a huge breadth and depth of work and maintains an overview has been a small revelation to me, and worthy of sharing.
Take a look at the new page! https://www.sarahcorearts.com/about-2/educator/
It was a great way to start the weekend! I was given a platform to speak about my work as part of the Hertford Arts Trail 2019 launch night at Hertford Castle. The audience were a sea of new faces to me so very unlike the teaching experience of more recent years (I am also remembering presenting to large delegations of surgeons in a previous working life!). It was a warm welcome and I really enjoyed the experience. Thank you Hertford Council and Courtyard Arts for the opportunity!
It was a great to meet so many people at the Nude Tin Gallery on Friday night. The opening was a great success with collectors and artists meeting and talking about their interests. Thanks very much to the Nude Tin Gallery for a wonderful opening and for these photos of the night. The show is open until 29 January. Please take a look at the Facebook events page for full opening hours .
I am really looking forward to welcoming you to my new studio space. It has been a big inspiration in creating the new work and it would be a huge pleasure to welcome you to the place where it was made.
Open Studios is part of a month long season of open studios under the auspices of Herts Visual Arts. Hertfordshire is a large county so there is lots to see. Click on the link below to see the full online brochure. I am venue 23, Barnet and North London.
Open Studios Showcase
I am also a selected artist for the Open Studios Showcase on 30 September at St Albans Museum and Gallery. This is great opportunity to buy work and to take part in a ‘make and take’ drop-in activity to experience the wonder and immediacy of making with clay.
Bring yourself and other art-lovers to the studio on 8 and 15 September and to St Albans on 30 September.
HVA open studios online brochure
It is here! Herts Open Studios is less than a month away.
I will be opening my studio on 8 and 15 September 11.30am – 5pm on each day. I am location number 23 in the brochure (page 14).
Entry is free entry and it is a great opportunity to see and buy latest work from my studio. The whole of Hertfordshire is also on show, with regional trails in the following areas:
Happy to announce that the next Open Studios will be in September. I have joined forces with Herts Visual Arts, bringing together the amazing range of artists that live and work in Hertfordshire. I will be open on 8 and 15 September 11.30am – 5pm. New work will be on show and there is an opportunity to buy direct (works from £150).
This promises to be an inspiring month with a great depth of Hertfordshire’s artistic talent on show throughout. Hertfordshire is a large county so there will be a lovely thick booklet to whet the appetite and to keep everybody engrossed for the whole month. I will be listed as ‘Enterprise Arts’, and will be showing with a colleague, Hilary Kidd, who works with mixed media 2d photography and print. See more of her work at www.hilarykidd.com.
Register your interest by contacting me via the contact page to receive the brochure but watch social media for updates and developments: #hertsopenstudios