Making Space 2019

For three days we were blessed with the generous support of some supremely-talented local artists and the help of community groups

We ran free workshops at Aldeburgh Jubilee Hall to create artwork and decoration for the festival, plus discuss issues around waste, plastics and more

From 29-31 July we had wonderful artists running workshops, including:

Sharon McMullin  Stained glass designer maker, Sharon has been working in glass for over 30 years, having studied  Architectural Stained Glass at Swansea. She has worked in studio's throughout the UK, and spent many years at Goddard & Gibbs Studio's London, where she worked as part of a team, on large corporate and ecclesiastical commissions for clients around the world. She now lives in Suffolk and works from her studio to commission on projects for new builds and period homes, carrying out repairs and making new leaded lights. She uses strong colour in her work and enjoys using textured glass as well as traditional mouth-blown glass, creating unique pieces, drawing on inspiration from the rich rural environment surrounding her. She carries out workshops in her studio.

Imogen Semken  Recycled, reclaimed and reworked! Imogen is a multi-medium artist whose work ranges from paper hat making, pottery, needle felting from hand spun Alpaca and Camel wool, knitting and dress making from re-cycled materials. She has 35 years in teaching Art and Design to adults and children with learning difficulties and has been a professional artist in that time.

Jon Warnes  Jon began working in wood as a coppice worker and progressed through to making traditional greenwood crafts, and later teaching them. He has worked extensively with willow, both in the UK and abroad, and is the author of Living Willow Sculpture (2000). He divides his time now between wood-turning and furniture making, with occasional diversions into wooden automata making. He's a wood and willow craftsman. He makes wooden furniture, spoons, utensils and a range of turned bowls from locally sourced wood such as Ash and Cherry. He carves wooden spoons for eating and serving and make a range of automata. He makes containers and boxes from small lidded pots finely turned in laburnum to large walnut vessels where what might be viewed as defects he regards as character. He also make stools, chairs and benches, and when time is available paints.