Archive for November, 2011

November 28, 2011

Shots from Ouseburn Open Studios 2011


OOS 36 Lime st Level 1

 OusburnOpen Studios was a busy weekend, with visitors from far & wide.

Over 20 studios were open to the public, offering the chance to see and buy work on display, enjoy the labyrinth of corridors and stairs and take part in creative activities and be enlightened and surprised. 

The Gallery Cafe provided by La Fiesta  had a welcoming feel and fantastic cake!

The Gallery Cafe with La Fiesta

 The raffle has now been drawn and those lucky winners will find out what they have won very soon!

Raffle prizes


November 25, 2011

Lime Street Looks Lush!

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November 24, 2011

Latest News

Popolo Ceramico specialise in capturing baby & children’s hand and foot prints in paint, clay and plaster. They will be taking prints for Christmas in the Pottery from 10-4pm on Saturday and Sunday. They also offer a vast array of personalised ceramics which will also be on display in the Pottery, so please pop in and take a look. All orders can be personalised and all orders purchased this weekend can be guaranteed for Christmas delivery.

November 22, 2011

Make a snowflake label and buy some original hand made books.

 Ouseburn Open Studios at 36 Lime Street 26th & 27th November 2011

Theresa Easton shares a studio with Sue Woolhouse on Level 1 at 36 Lime Street and will be offering visitors to the studio the chance to make their very own embossed  Christmas snowflake label.  Suitable for beginners, adults & children





















Studio work on sale includes hand made printed books, enamelled glass and original prints and if you fancy a go yourself you can buy ‘Make you own book kit’ for £4.50.  The kit includes a selection or Japanese paper, folded book paper, ephemera, coloured card & instructions.

November 22, 2011

Porcelain jewellery workshops – over three Saturday mornings

A chance to make rings, pendants, brooches and badges.
Suitable for people with no or little experience of working with clay.

Helena Seget’s next workshop-series will centre on making jewellery from porcelain. The Newcastle-based artist admits that she is fascinated by porcelain – and wants to pass on her expertise and enthusiasm to others!
The three Saturday morning workshops in January (2012) will enable people to learn how to work with porcelain-clay, shape it, and fire it so that they come up with their own pieces. The sessions will all take place in Helena’s own studio – so the experience is as authentic as it gets.
See: <>  or phone for details on 07961 178 468

Helena Seget

Saturday 14th January 2012 – 10:00-12:00
Stage I – working with clay.   Includes: Wedging clay / Cutting clay / Joining clay / Making impressions
Saturday 21st January 2012 – 10:00 – 11:30
Stage II – working with biscuit-fired work (made in previous week).   Includes: Sanding, Painting on colour / Drawing and writing on fired clay
Saturday 28th January 2012 – 10:00 – 12:00
Stage III – Polishing, adding jump rings, gluing on brooch/ badge backs.
Participants are encouraged to bring any items they may wish to incorporate into finished jewellery pieces.

£55 for 6 hrs includes materials (porcelain, colours, jump rings and brooch backs) and firings.
Workshops available as Gift Vouchers.

A WORD ABOUT THE WORKSHOPS – Everything will kick off at 10 o’clock but I’ll be in the studio from 9:30 onwards, so if anyone arrives early they are welcome to share some refreshments with me.  If you’ve got a particular design in mind, an idea for a shape or if you have an object, which you would like to use to make an impression in soft clay, please bring them with you.  
There’s limited parking in the street in front of the studios, and a lot of parking spaces behind the studios, just off Foundry Lane.

To book a space, payment must be made in advance.

Questions? 07961 178 468 .  Hope to see you soon

November 22, 2011

Research project: What is preciousness?

Over the weekend of the 36 Lime Street Open Studios Tessa Holland will be opening her workshop on Level 4.  There will be jewellery to buy and work in progress to ponder, but also… 
Please come and participate in a short exercise and interview investigating our human impulse to collect and cherish objects.
Tessa Holland
Tessa says:  As well as making jewellery, I am studying part-time for a Masters in Anthropology (Sustainability, Culture and Development) at Durham University.  My dissertation title is not quite crystallised yet, but the broad theme grows from my work the with so-called ‘precious metals’, wondering what has made them almost universally prized across cultures and times, and questioning the intrinsic part they now play in global financial markets.   As part of shedding light on this I am interested in the very personal impulses that make certain objects or materials attractive to us. To this end I have devised a little game, and it would be great if members of the public would give a few minutes of their time (maybe ten?) to take part.
36 Lime Street Open Studios, 26th and 27th November, 10am to 6pm.
November 19, 2011

Annual Book Sale at The Lit & Phil

The Lit and Phil’s annual book sale Friday 25th, Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th November, is an excellent opportunity to pick up some fantastic books and Xmas presents.

The Lit & Phil Xmas Card designed by Theresa Easton

This year Theresa Easton was asked by the  Lit & Phil to design their  Xmas card.  Theresa  decided to give the card a contemporary feel and  silk screen printed  the design.  All sales of the card go towards The Lit & Phil Appeal.  To date the Appeal has raised £100,000.  The target is £1 million.

Installation at The Lit & Phil Photo: David Lawson
If you have never been to The Lit & Phil its worth a visit.
The library is open to the public and staff are extremely friendly & helpful and happy to show visitors around the building.
 The library is used for talks and lectures as well as providing space for art installations including exhbitions and site specific pieces.
Installation by Theresa Easton ‘Fragile Knowledge’
Between 2006-2007 Theresa  negotiated an artist residency in the library.  The opportunity provided a space and context to create work which culminated in a site specific exhibition of printed enamelled glass and china  using the established glass cases, shelves and surfaces in the library.
Photo credit David Lawson

Theresa was attracted to the library because of its rich history,  there are currently two books documenting the history and development of the library, but what  intrigued Theresa most was the oral history that existed amongst the staff and members.  Stories and urban myths circulated amongst the book shelves and study areas.

Printed China Cups at the Lit & Phil

Theresa captured these tales using  printed text and images using hand silk screened transfers onto reclaimed china.  The printed cups & saucers replaced the Lit & Phil’s usual drinking vessels and created an environment for discussion and reflection as members refilled  their cups during the afternoon and recounted their personal Lit & Phil tales. 

These tea drinking meetings, informed further work including a series of artist’s books, Chap Books and silks screen prints.

The Penny Histories Silk Screened printed book by Theresa Easton

The Lit & Phil provided the venue for an exhibition of artist’s books from The Artist’s Books Partnership Exhibition Programme (ABPP) from Sarah Bodman, Research Fellow for Artists’ Books  Centre for Fine Print Research, University of the West of England, Bristol, UK in 2010 as part of the Gallery North Artist’s Book Fair.

The Artist’s Books Partnership Exhibition Programme (ABPP) Photo Credit Roger Coulam

 The Lit & Phil continues to provide inspiration for research and creative production.  New projects and initiatives for 2012-13 will involve further collaboration and new international connections.  Based on the international collective the al-Mutanabbi Street Coalition, Theresa plans to design and print three new Chap Books based on a quote ‘Eqypt Writes, Lebanon Prints, Iraq Reads’.

The quote was provided by Beau Beausoleil, an American poet and bookseller based in San Francisco, who was inspired to act after the 2007 bombing of al-Mutanabbi Street in Baghdad.  He created the Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here project because “I felt this connection between Al-Mutanabbi Street and here, and myself, on a visceral level. If I were an Iraqi, a bookseller, a poet, I would be on that street. I felt we needed some sort of response [to the bombing] from our own arts community.” Beau Beausoleil

November 19, 2011

36 Lime St Grand Raffle

Theresa Easton works with a range of printmaking processes and materials including textiles, paper and glass.  Recent work includes a selection of hand-made artist’s books for The Book Apothecary, some of which are on sale in the studio on Level 1, 36 Lime street over the Ouseburn Open Studios weekend, as well as the Christmas Book Emporium in the debating chamber at Palace Green, Durham 3rd & 4th December organised by New Writing North. For the Grand Raffle, Theresa has donated a hand-made printed book ‘The Gardening Book, and a set of  miniature books made from labels.

Theresa delivers workshops in print and bookbinding from the Level 1 studio.  The next  workshop is Saturday 18th February 2012 10-5pm.  For further details and how to book .

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November 18, 2011

36 Lime Street Grand Raffle at Ouseburn Open Studios

Enamelled jewellery by Allyson Blackman

This years Ouseburn Open Studios offers visitors something different with the 36 Lime Street Grand Raffle.   For more details visit 36 Lime Street Gallery 26th & 27th November 2011 for tickets and prizes.

Sparklehouse, jewellery by Allyson Blackman, can be found on Level 2 at 36 Lime Street.  Allyson Blackman has donated a selection of jewllery.  Allyson makes and sells handmade, copper, silver and enamel jewellery. Each individual piece is hand-cut and decorated using enamel and carefully selected sections of vintage Chintz china patterns.

Glass brooches by Sue Woolhouse and Bowl by Julia Roxburgh

 Original artwork has been donated by a selection of the creative practitioners based at 36 Lime Street.

Sue Woolhouse, architectural glass artist has donated a selection of glass brooches, usually retailing at £10 along with ceramic work by Julia Roxburgh  worth £40.   Julia Roxburgh’s studio can be found on Level 4 at 36 Lime Street.

Sue specialises in the design and fabrication of architectural glass, gifts and awards. Residencies are undertaken within schools, colleges and centres within the heart of the community.
Try your hand at glass fusing using bullseye in a creative and supportive environment with access to professional facilities. You can call Sue for further information regarding future workshops. Sue Woolhouse’s studio can be found on Level 1 at 36 Lime Street.


Helena Seget

Challenging standard approaches to design, Helena Seget’s passion lies in creating idiosyncratic pieces for interior spaces. Working purely in porcelain, her current portfolio includes shelves, floor tiles, furniture and wall art.
Helena also undertakes photographic projects – such as her ‘Tyneside Cinema Chairs’ series, and her collaborative work with her pet rat, ‘Tony Blair Artist-Rat’, which was reported on across the world.

Helena’s work is sold both privately and through local galleries. Commissions are welcomed.


Original Lithograph by Lee Turner, Hole Editions.


 Lee Turner (Hole Editions) has provided two original Lithographs depicting local scenes. Hole Editions is an independent printer and publisher of direct hand printed fine art lithographs. Collaborating with local, national and international artists.  Hole Editions can be found on Level 2 at 36 Lime Street.

Lee Turner

Steve Marshall 'Stranded Red Boat'

Stephen John  Marshall has worked as an artist in the community for many years either individually or with other artists, particularly Malcolm Smith.

The work he has undertaken covers a large range including banners, commissions, coordination of projects, events, murals, mosaics, sessional projects, teaching in schools and workshops.

 Louis Bradley, organiser of the Grand Raffle has a studio on Level 2 at 36 Lime Street and will be showing a selection of new work inclduing silk-screenprints made recently at Northern Print, also taking part in Ouseburn Open Studios.

Recent work by Louise Bradley

November 9, 2011

Group Show ‘Painterly Effluvia’

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Group Show:
‘Painterly Effluvia’
Marcus Cope, Andrew McCaffrey, Neil McNally,
Kevin Mason

Friday 11th – Sunday 20th NovemberGallery opening times:
Saturday 12th – Sunday 13th November, 12pm – 6pm
Saturday 19th – Sunday 20th November, 12pm – 6pm

Friday 11th November, 6pm – 8pmPainterly Effluvia

Painterly Effluvia brings together work by four artists for whom the notion of process and painting is at the forefront of their practices as a way of reassessing the activity of artmaking. The very notion of being brought together is almost a departure point from this shared common ground, where idiosyncratic interests and concepts are investigated through the addictive repetition of making. Thus our perceptual experience of these works delicately calls into question the character and personality of each maker.
About 36 Lime Street’s Gallery Programme

As part of a wider audience development plan, 36 Lime Street is proud to present a series of new projects for the third year of its gallery space. A new programme of exhibitions and events has been co-ordinated to run from May through to November 2011 which will encompass painting, sculpture, installation, drawing and three-dimensional design.

If you would like to be informed about the forthcoming exhibitions, or would like to be considered for next years programme of exhibitions please contact with your contact details.

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