Sue Pickering

Mixed Media Artist



The art of everyday life

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By suepickering, Oct 18 2016 09:09AM

On 5th November I will be taking part in the We Make Bristol pop-up shop. This event takes place in Westbury-on-Trym Methodist Church in the north of Bristol. It runs from 10am-1pm.

We Make Bristol was founded by designer-maker Amanda George to provide an opportunity for the creative people of Bristol to share their work. The We Make Bristol pop-up shop is a bustling, market-style experience, showcasing art, craft, paintings, ceramics, textiles, jewellery, and more. The pop-up shop takes place on the first Saturday of the month. For more information about We Make Bristol events and where they take place click here.

In addition to the monthly pop-up shops, We Make Bristol now have a shop, based in Westbury-on-Trym village, stocking fantastic items from artists and makers who take part in the pop-up shops. You can follow the development of this venture on the We Make Bristol Facebook page.

I will be bringing some of my framed collages, giclee prints and greetings cards to the event on 5th November. I will also have my handprinted 'little books', glass tile jewellery and my textile jewellery. Come along and see what we have all been making in Bristol!

By suepickering, Oct 6 2016 09:38AM

In just over a week's time I will be setting up my work at the West Bristol Arts Trail. This will be the fourth year that I have taken part in this trail and I am looking forward to showing my new work. In an art trail some artists show their work in their own homes, but I always exhibit as part of a larger group in a public venue. My venue is the Bristol School of Art - the place where I studied for my Foundation Course 8 years ago.

Art Trails are a great opportunity to see the work of a whole range of artists in a particular area of the city. In Bristol, there are 8 annual art trails - each covering a different area. The West Bristol Arts Trail takes place around Clifton, Hotwells, Cliftonwood and Redland.

I will be showing some of my recent collages and paintings, along with prints and paintings made over the last couple of years. I have giclee prints of some of these pieces for those that don't want to splash out on originals - and also greetings cards, which can be great way to have an example of an artist's work. I also show my glass tile jewellery, wrapped textile jewellery and hand-printed 'little books'.

The 2016 West Bristol Arts Trail takes place on 15th and 16th October (11.00am-5.00pm). If you are in Bristol that weekend - come along and take a look!

By suepickering, Sep 29 2016 11:18AM

Hamilton House is the building on Bristol's Stokes Croft with Banksy's 'Mild Mild West' piece on the side. It is an old office building turned into a cultural hub - with a bar, music venue, cafe, dance studios, offices and artists' studios. This building is where I have had my little studio for the last two and a half years. It is where I go to experiment and play - and create the work that you see here on this website.

Every month Hamilton House selects one of the artists in the building to be their 'Artist of the Month'. In October, that artist will be me. So, the cover of the programme of events for October features one of my recent mixed media collages. And a small exhibition of my work will be shown in the Canteen - the bar and cafe - until 6th November.