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Artists in the soup
Woodturner Stephen Stokes, who lives near Shepton Mallet, was one of artists in residence during SAW.
NO dragons were in sight, but a group of artists faced one of their more unusual challenges during Somerset Art Weeks – preparing soup whilst they worked. A total of 14 different artists took turns “in residence” at The Soup Kitchen of Love in Bruton. It was the idea of Bruton Art Factory which hosted the official SAW festival club. Each artist had to provide a different soup each day to offer to visitors.
Memories hinge on craftsmanship
FRAMING medals and other military memorabilia has become something of a specialist subject at Swan Artworks in Tony with the hinged frame housing the Suez Paulton – no collection two collections are ever the same, so they all require individual attention. One recent example is of a client’s Suez collection. The items have been float mounted over the (reprinted) map of the region. It has also been made with a hinged top frame so he can open it up to read the service records. Another challenge for Carrie and Tony Osborne, who run Swan Artworks was to frame artefacts about a Spitfire pilot who failed to return from combat over Biggin Hill in 1940. The site of the crash was dug up in 1970 and parts of the aircraft were recovered. ● Carrie and Tony will donate 10% of any medal framing orders booked in during November to the Poppy Appeal.
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