Holiday Demonstration Schedule
Saturday, December 17
10 am-5 pm Neil Hulbert (window) wood turning
10 am-1pm Jody Meredith Knitting machine
1pm-5 pm Sara Palumbo wet felting
Sunday, December 18
10 am-1:30 pm Judith Daniels (window) wet felting
10 am-1 pm Richard Spear wood carving
1:30 pm-4 pm Marianne Senechal (window) needle felting
1:30 pm-4 pm Wayne Hall wood carving of spoons
- Kathleen Bird will be rug hooking with yarn, in a raised or sculptural manner, to create a mounded mossy look as you would see on the forest floor.
- Harold Roberts will be demonstrating slip trailing, a decoration on pottery. Slip trailing is using clay slip, thick liquid clay, pressed through a syringe to draw raised lines on top of a clay surface.
- Wayne Robbins, a seasoned wood carver of over 40 years will carve a whale and make tree ornaments and necklaces while displaying.
- Steve Burns will be demonstrating wax modeling of animals and organic forms for jewelry casting.
- Susan Perrine will be weaving a pointed twill sash on a small folding loom. The sash design is intended to resemble those worn by Afro-Métis in what is now Canada, the Caribbean and the USA, around 1550-1850. Susan received a commission to weave a similar sash for George Elliott Clarke, Poet Laureate of Toronto, 2012-15.
- Neil Hulbert will be turning spurtles and pens. If possible I may be able to turn a small bowl. A spurtle is an ancient Scottish stirring utensil originality for stirring porridge, now used to stir anything.
- Jody Meredith will be demonstrating a hand powered knitting machine that she uses to produce wool fabric that she then felts. This results in a warm, flexible fabric that she sews into hats, scarves, vests and coats.
- Sara Palumbo Get a peek into Sara’s creative process, learning how wool, water and compression become the foundation for her spirited wall sculpture. During Sara’s demo she will be working on finishing some of her pieces with sewing and applying found objects from the Maine coast.
- Richard Spear will be using hand tools to carve a relief design or picture into a hardwood panel. Judith Daniels will be demonstrating the making of a small felt vessel.
- Wayne Hall will be displaying hand crafted spoons and spoon sculptures, carving and shaping them with different tools. “I love talking about the tools, processes, and especially the ways hand sculptures like spoons evoke "designing with nature" conversations."
- Marianne Senechal has been needlefelting for over 20 years. Her subjects range from people to animals to dragons, gnomes, and fairies. She works from her studio here in Bath.“What always amazes me is that with just colored wool, special needles, and imagination, I can create such a range of figures.”