Crafts in the Tower are back at Old Portsmouth’s Square Tower this coming Sunday 20th May. This month they will be welcoming new artist Chris Webb, who creates landscape paintings inspired by his memories of the harbour shoreline. Chris has adapted his work in line with his sight loss and uses a palette knife to sculpt paint on to canvas creating a stunning visual and tactile world.
He will be joining fellow painter, Mel Brundrit, who is back at the Tower with some new exciting new paintings. Another favourite pictorial artist, Sue Meredith with be showing her collages of local scenes. Mike Pearce will also be there with his quirky lino prints.
There will be some stunning jewellery on show. Rachel Bailey uses silver and carefully chosen stones to create pieces which feature wild creatures; Sharon Justice has delicate silver work; and Katherine Webber uses semi-precious stones to create elaborate necklaces, bracelets and earrings.
Ceramics will be represented by Lynn Nicholls and Wendy Brenan who make attractive domestic ware; and Di Wren whose work is sculptural and esoteric. Other 3D work will be Terry Turner’s appealing pieces in wood and Jim Steel’s handmade pens. For a bit of glamour, visit Lesley George’s beautiful display of embroidered textiles or Kelly Hickman’s gilded pictures and decorations.
There will also be workshops, book sales and music to enjoy at the Square Tower from 11a.m. to 4 p.m. All are welcome, admission is free and the tea rooms will be open.
Painting by Mel Brundrit