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COMMISSIONING CREATIVES Alice Blogg

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he short days of February give us time to sit back and think, be proud of what has been and be excited about what is to come. I find it a happy time — reflecting how far one has come is always so positive and setting goals for the future with real intent keeps us looking forward. Bridport has an incredible creative scene with so many people working in the arts. There is a definite stronghold of people who love wood here, from people planting forests or using the wood ash to make pottery 28 | Bridport Times | February 2019

glazes through to people making objects with the timber from our trees. Whether with artist, potter or furnituremaker, the creative commissioning process involves many of the same steps and commissioners should never overlook the initial stages. These are the spark and the life of the piece to come. The concepts, the influence and the thinking behind a piece are what makes it unique. The creative process excites artists, the thought of freedom to create and produce that unique item. As a commissioner, a good

Profile for Sherborne & Bridport Times

Bridport Times February 2019  

Featuring Helen and David Aupperlee of Broadoak Coffee, What's On, Arts & Culture, History, Wild Dorset, Outdoors, Archaeology, Food & Drin...

Bridport Times February 2019  

Featuring Helen and David Aupperlee of Broadoak Coffee, What's On, Arts & Culture, History, Wild Dorset, Outdoors, Archaeology, Food & Drin...