Two Rivers Artists Paul Williams and Kit Calladine are taking part in a new Art Crafts ands Food Fair in Wroxham in April.
Residents at Heron Lodge in Wroxham will be joining in art workshops when some of Norfolk’s leading craft traders visit the nursing home. The Kingsley Healthcare run home in Norwich Road will be hosting its first art, crafts and food fair on Saturday April 21 from 10am to 4pm. Heron Lodge manager Alison Fallowfield said: “We are proud to be part of the community in Wroxham and Hoveton and hope to establish this event as an annual event for local people and holidaymakers to enjoy.”
Neatishead wood craftsman Paul Williams has brought together nearly 20 high quality exhibitors who often join him at such major regional events as Holkham Food Fair, the Royal Norfolk Show and the Aylsham Show.
Mr Williams, a former boat builder said: “I design and handcraft all of my products in my Broadland workshop using sustainably sourced Norfolk timbers for my Food Safe chopping boards, tapas boards, serving boards and bowls.
“I also offer a range of house and business signs made from oak; more exotic timbers are used for my gift range including fountain pens, paper weights and lamps.”
Artists who have committed to the fair include landscape painter Bob Payne who said: “I paint exclusively in oils on canvas, often on location, and emphasise light and atmosphere, the end result being a combination of eye and feeling rather than photographic reproduction.” Artists Anne Filgate and Pauline Fisher who work together under the label Off the Beaten Track will also be attending along with artist and photographer Liz Applegate. Self-taught “Wacky Wood Turner” Joshua Hubbard, who says his greatest delight is “taking a lump of tree and creating something beautiful out of it”, will be exhibiting gifts ranging from trinkets such as keyrings and jewellery pots to large items such as clocks, lamps and coffee tables. Clare Olley will be bringing her crocheted pots and baskets made from jute rope and twine while Nina Bligh will be displaying her distinctive hand-painted pebble art.
“Some of the artisans will be demonstrating during the event at a workshop for residents and visitors,” said Mr Williams.
Heron Lodge activities coordinator Annette Sumner said: “We are planning an event for the whole family. There will be entertainment, face painting, afternoon teas and a raffle with really exciting prizes kindly donated by local businesses.”
Proceeds from the fair will support the air cadets in Hoveton and the residents’ fund for extra activities.
Exhibitors include: Wood craftsman Paul Williams (https://www.wwww.uk.net)
The Traditional Rope Company (www.traditionalropecompany.co.uk)
Bob Payne (landscape artist)
Claire Olley (crocheted pots and baskets)
Pell and Co Spirits (www.pellandcospirits.com)
Scrumdiddlyyumptious homemade confectioners
Russell Watson cider maker
Norfolk Art Glass (www.norfolkartglass.co.uk)
Printmakers Kit Calladine and Keziah Philipps
Artists Anne Filgate and Pauline Fisher
“Wacky Wood Turner” Joshua Hubbard; (https://wackywoodturner.wordpress.com)
Nina Bligh pebble art; Artist and photographer Liz Applegate
Jelly Tots plant nursery
Scrummy Pig produce shop.
Well alpacas are part of the Camelid family and with all this snow around they have definitely got the hump!
It’s the second day of the Beast from the East, freezing temperatures, snow, ice and the road chaos that normally accompanies such weather extremes in the UK. There is not a blade of grass in sight, just lots of fluffy white stuff and the alpacas are not impressed.
The boys begrudgingly got their toes in the white stuff to allow some house keeping and filling of the hay racks but then went straight back to bed for another duvet day. Can’t say I blame them, it’s – 8 with the wind chill and even with their lovely fluffy coats, indoors does seem a sensible option.
At least Kurt the Yurt looks pretty!
The girls are made of sterner stuff and spent a while moseying about in the snowy sunshine yesterday.
Alpaca fibre is wonderfully warm and needless to say I’ve been wearing alpaca socks, scarves and jumpers these last few days! However I have to admit Paddington Bear certainly knows a thing or two – you just can’t beat a good duffel coat in this weather!
Roll on the thaw!
Eight diverse artists living and working between the rivers Ant and Bure.