Blog

Updates, news and personal ponderings.
27
Jun

Influences from My Travels

Venice has become a constant companion in my mind. It stays with me and whispers in my ear everyday. The light, the colours and sounds of this precious place feed my imagination daily.

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13
May

TOKYO INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR 13-14 MAY 2016

My prize for winning at Oxford International Art Fair is to exhibit in Tokyo. Sadly I am unable to attend in person and so there is a digital display. The city of Tokyo will be playing host to hundreds of talented artists from all around the world when it stages the second Tokyo International Art Fair byGlobal Art Agency (The […]

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12
May

Collaborative work

Working with others inspires and enlightens. Sometimes it’s learning new skills, seeing a process through fresh eyes, bouncing ideas off one another or just enjoying having some company! It was also a compliment to be asked by Bruce to design a new show for him at Mount Edgcumbe, Cornwall where he exhibited with Miss Ivy’s […]

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12
May

Upholstery

Bruce Jack Upholstery   http://www.bruce-jack.co.uk “Nothing too grand and nothing too humble – we can work on all sorts of furniture from granny’s foot stool to antique sofas, all with the same level of expertise and care. We are known for the quality of the materials we use and we always try, where possible, to use […]

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8
May

Swops

I have followed and admired artist Laure Bury for many years. Firstly falling in love with her use of colour, freshness and joyous imagery. http://laurebury.com It was a delight to swop skills. Laure needed new covers and a freshen up for her favorite chairs and I have some bright fresh landscapes to cheer me everyday!

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6
May

Preserving and making precious

I have always hoarded and saved things, which might be useful. I love ancient buildings and magical places. Where ever I go I seek out texture, detail and hidden beauty. I absorb colour, texture, and ideas and at some point it will spark a new train of thought and a new body of work. This […]

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4
May

Blogging… Taking a line for a walk

So why do I find it so hard to write my blogs… when I love words? I have lovely images and stories to share. Facebook is easy, do pop across and see my FB page https://www.facebook.com/TessaJaneFineArtTextiles/ I think its because at the moment I feel like I’m talking to myself. It’s important to reflect but […]

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3
Apr

Oh brave new world…

“That has such people in it” (Shakespeare) Braving to play with my web site because so much has changed in my practice. I have moved forward and am wishing for these changes to reflect in my website. I am terrified as I hit buttons, update and edit but today I have a lovely family expert encouraging […]

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8
Oct

Apologies!

Please bare with me whilst I try to sort out who, what and why my website has been compromised! Its #NationalPoetryDay and all I can think of is a very sarcastic “Oh brave new world that has such people in it”, Shakespeare, The Tempest.  

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5
Aug

Digital Encounters

Moving Textiles: Digital Encounters  13 Jun – 24 Jul 2014 University for the Creative Arts New Dover Road, Canterbury, Kent, Ct1 3AN  The Crysalis exhibition series is hosted by Crysalis partners made up of four exhibitions, one at each partner site from September 2013 to October 2014. The four exhibitions entitled Moving Textiles have different […]

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5
Aug

Update

Every month I promise myself I will work on my blog and catch up. Every month there seems to be something more important or with an immediate deadline. But actually what is more important than recording what I’ve done and where am I now? In fact that is what I’m working on now. I have […]

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5
Aug

Parrallax Art Fair

Chelsea Old Town Hall, 4 days in London, family, friends and food! It wasn’t just about the show, it was everything. I felt on top of the world and will never be afraid to try anything. Seeing my work on The Parrallax Facebook page to talking, sharing thoughts and ideas with Cypriot to Russian Artists, […]

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5
Aug

London Art Fair

Part of my preparations for PAF9 was to visit The London Art Fair. I left early on the train and met my mother. I never quite get over the excitement of going to London. The streets are not paved with gold as I thought as a child and I find it dirty and dusty but […]

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14
Feb

Final days before Parallax ‘Art’ Fair

I knew I would be nervous but I can’t quite explain how I feel. I think todays messy play was me externalising it all. Delighted to see y chair on the Parallax Face Book page and social media is going well. Big questions, have I got the right work? Will I remember everything as I […]

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11
Feb

Website, blogging and preparation

A little taste of what is to come. My face book page  https://www.facebook.com/TessaJaneFineArtTextiles tells the story and I am spending a lot of time rebuilding this site and adding art work for sale. It takes as much time marketing as creating and I really wish I could clone myself to get all the jobs done […]

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16
Jan

How Time flies!

  Goodness such a lot to do! This is so out of date having curated another exhibition at my favourite place The Garden House, completed open studios, curated Drawn to the Valley’s Past Present and Future at Mount Edgcumbe Country Park, The Big Draw and now preparing for Parallax Art Fair, London! I have been […]

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30
Jun

Glimpses-The Exhibition

“I think about the colour, use of line, light, texture and composition.” It was fabulous to work with Clare Law and Sophy White on this show. The feed back from you all was wonderful and I made new connections and friends. We were open 10-4pm daily as part of the Open Studios Cornwall and it […]

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30
Jun

Open Studios Cornwall-Preparation

When you arrive at a show do you think about all that has gone by to arrive at that place? The hours of drawing, creating and experimenting. I’m afraid I don’t! I just enjoy that moment. I have then and there with each piece of work as I view it. I think about the colour, […]

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12
Jun

Plymouth College of Art Sessions

All part of my continuing residency, which I am incredibly grateful for and highly recommend. I have spent many happy hours in the print room. Dying, printing and experimenting with layers. Little samples to test how the screens build up over one another and I’m really pleased with the results. I have experimented with foils […]

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21
Apr

Work inspired by my underground trip

“A new challenge for me to sit and listen, to hear the world. What are these senses which for some overwhelm and for others have no meaning. They are deaf, dumb and blind. Open your mouth, eyes and ears, breathe deeply and smell, reach out and touch. Taste, feel, see, smell and listen to our […]

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19
Apr

Insideout- My trip in Ghost with Adam Chodzko

My trip underground with Adam Chodzko in Ghost In the dark confined space I took comfort from the deep resonating sounds of the voice. It was an intimate space, deeply secretive and gave light to ones innermost fears and thoughts. “This is where my father died”. It was a statement. Not one that invited comment or […]

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19
Apr

Print Room at Plymouth College of Art

I am thrilled with this opportunity and it is enabling me to work in new ways and media-particularly my textiles. 25 years ago I specialised in constructed textiles (weaving) and always wanted to print. This residency is enabling to do this and also to work on glass and other materials. My work has been selected […]

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26
Feb

Go lightly

My recent ski trip to Slovakia has surprisingly given new meaning and direction to my work. I’ve always been drawn to the majesty of arches. Often soaring above us making our presence seem so tiny and inconsequential. An early ride up the cable car (which I called the pumpkin) onto the slopes gave me a […]

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26
Feb

MAKING TRACKS We carve our way through time yet look back sometimes longingly at our past. We fight to preserve and do not embrace progress well. For it is ugly. We scorn those before us who raced ahead, devouring the land and failing to protect its future. Protect, preserve, recycle and strive for a sustainable, […]

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23
Jan

AA2A Residency

  I’ve spent a lot of time reading and researching lately. Knowing I want to combine screen print, stitch, drawing and paint. I love torn edges, natural and soft contrasting with or placed against crisp manmade ones. Taking my last print room experiments (block work) on canvas as a starting point and working into it […]

21
Oct

Harvesting Time

  I hope this will continue and be an ongoing project. This years work, I say optimistically is showing now until 31st October. During Open Studios the public had the chance to see work in progress and talk to the participating artists. I was talking to a friend about the project and had to laugh […]

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27
Aug

Open Studios 2012

  The hard work has all been worth it! Decorating, picture rails and gathering my work from far and near. New work completed adding to the collection and of course working with Helen Cobbald of It’s So Me. To see the stunned faces light up with pleasure and delight and to talk to visitors answering […]

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18
Jul

Harvesting Time Brentswood Walk

  Brentswood In 1879, James Dymond Langsford bought six acres of oak coppice known as Brentswood, in a steep wooded valley near St Mellion. He ‘ripped’ the south-facing slopes and planted, then grafted, cherry saplings. A juicy and sweet variety he called ‘Birchenhayes Early’ was the result. Granddaughter Natalie Allen recalled, “The branches met overhead […]

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28
Jun

June News

    The July Arts Market at Bank Square is almost upon us. I have a new fabric collection on the go. My silk scarfs and printed lengths are nearly done. A bit of a life time achievement really. When I chose my woven textiles at degree level, I knew, that one day any image […]

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14
Jun

Harvesting Time

A super new project for members of the Drawn to the Valley, Artists of the Tamar Valley group. See website and Facebook for details or contact Tessa Jane herself. Harvesting Time Introduction Day A big thank you, to Nick Viney for welcoming us at Leewood. We had a super day and it gave us a […]

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