Priscilla Edwards – Sculptural Teacup Workshop***Only 2 Places Remaining***

Date: 25th June 2023
Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Spaces: 2
Priscilla Edwards - Sculptural Teacup Workshop***Only 2 Places Remaining***


We are delighted award winning artist & author Priscilla Edwards will be joining us for a weekend packed with creativity. If you enjoy mixed media textiles these workshops are perfect for you!

Explore the extraordinary possibilities of working with lightweight wire to create an elegant teacup, saucer and spoon. Discover how to shape wire by simply using pliers and fingertip manipulation to make the 3D structure. Priscilla will share with you her unique combination of creative techniques showing you how to make different teacup shapes and styles, scale, colour combinations and how to create texture over the surface. You will also experiment with embellishing your piece using layers of fabric and wax before adding touches of paper, paint, buttons, beads and hand stitch. This approach ensures each piece will be individual and reflect your own ideas.

Most equipment materials are provided see list for suggested things to bring. Please feel free to bring any additional materials you wish to work with, Priscilla’s workshops always encourages you to develop personal pieces of work.

This workshop is perfect for someone who enjoys working with mixed media techniques and also may have a little experience of working with wire but it is not essential. Beginner’s and intermediate welcome.

About the artist

Priscilla Edwards began creating sculptural textiles while studying embroidery at Manchester Metropolitan University during the 1990’s. It was here she was encouraged to nurture her love of found materials and transform the lost and overlooked into arresting works of art. These charming yet slightly dark fairy-tale like sculptures transcend the familiar qualities of the original materials and capture Priscilla’s perceptions of beauty, fragility and intrigue.

Once drawn into her enchanting world of afternoon tea, angelic angles and faux flora its hard to not to be captivated by Priscilla’s inquisitive imagination. Over the past 20 years Priscilla has a developed unique range of manipulation methods fusing together a collective of structures and surfaces. She loves to share her passion for textile sculpture and has taught in many textile departments in Adult, Further and Higher Education across the UK. Other teaching includes workshops, short courses and presentations about her practice.

What you will need to bring

All materials are included, but you will need:

  • Apron
  • Pen & Paper
  • Grip pliers (if you have them, if not use ours)
  • A large wooden cotton reel, you can pick these up at charity shops, vintage fairs or on Ebay.

Plus if you wish…

  • A small collection of light weight fabrics – cottons and silks work best.
  • A small selection of scrap paper
  • Please feel free to bring any additional haberdashery – including buttons, lace and threads.
  • Beads and broken jewellery.

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