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  • Flotsam Too - Washed Up

    Teignmouth's iconic building on the seafront The Beachcomber was the location for another curated art show in September 2022. Stunning sea views and ample space to display artworks to their best advantage despite no electricity.
  • Winsley Art Group show

    A group of people become more than the sum of their parts when they meet often, they share their lives as well as their inspiration, learning from and with each other through encouragement and support, withdrawing from the mundane to examine the joy and delight of line, colour, texture. 

    Eleven painters show together for the first time at West Barn, Bradford on Avon over the weekend of Saturday 8th to Sunday 9th October. I'm delighted to be organising this collection of really talented creatives and look forward to sharing it with many visitors over the weekend.

  • Flotsam Too

    Six artist and makers take up residence at The Beachcomber on Teignmouth's beachfront for seven days only. Saturday 10th to Thursday 16th September. Working around the theme of flotsam and detritus Robin Shelton, Anthony Wong and Alison Shelton Brown will be combing the beach daily for materials to incorporate into new work, inspired by a different coastline and location.
  • Eco-printing workshop

    A half-day eco-printing workshop experimenting with using flowers, leaves and vegetables to create colour and design on to silk scarves.
  • Flotsam Wash up

    Flotsam at the Malthouse Gallery, Lyme Regis July 2022. Ten artists / makers featuring etching, painting, ceramics, jewellery, textiles, lighting, basketry and curated by Alison Shelton Brown. A wonderful selection of quality pieces themed around the title Flotsam and What was Left Behind in the wonderful Town Mill courtyard gallery.
  • Amphitrite goes to Munich

    I'm delighted that my Metamorphoses video featuring Amphitrite, Greek goddess of the sea is being shown during Munich Jewellery Week in July at Ga...
  • Sustainable Making article in SCMK magazine #6

    Artists are compelled to create, to practice and experiment, expanding skills and making work which can also help keep us mentally healthy. But this comes at a cost. Using raw materials of a dubious provenance, relying on mass manufacture of non-renewables such as plastic or metal, in fact a lot of what we use in our creative practices could be considered precious materials; not just the silver, gold or stones ...
  • Hens get creative

    My first Hen Party event for thirteen family and friends of the bride-to-be held at Combewater Studios in Devon where they enjoyed friendship, food and plenty of craft - eco-printing on silk, cyanotypes, sewn notebooks, leather craft, beaded hair accessories and sterling silver ring-making.
  • 'Flotsam' at the Malthouse Gallery, Lyme Regis 1st - 7th July

    ‘Masterpieces are no more than the shipwrecked Flotsam of great minds’ Marcel Proust In a post-pandemic world which is currently at war with itself...
  • Video of the Week: Material Matters

    The very lovely Heather Matthew joined me to visit MAKE Southwest in Bovey Tracey. Here I talk about a show I curated for Design-Nation Cornwall & Devon and explain some of the work by the members.
  • Metamorphoses in Munich

    Eight months of preparation involving many international Zoom training sessions, getting up before dawn to shoot videos on Charmouth beach in 3º temp wearing a flimsy linen dress and avoiding the early dog walkers, the stress of posting jewellery to Germany and filling out customs forms was all worth it. 

    Three statement necklaces are now on show at Bayerischer Kunstgewerbeverein gallery in the centre of Munich from 25 Feb to 2 April along with my video Amphitrite.

  • Design-Nation Cornwall & Devon February Away Day

    A very satisfying workshop to do with Jenny Gracie of Making Space to Make - a simple woven willow bird feeder or garlic holder - which can be completed in less than three hours.