Thanks to a pandemic emergency Arts Council England grant, canopy awarded bursaries to eleven Forest of Dean creatives. A wide range of activity was supported, from filmmaking and lyric writing to tools and materials for jewellery, macrame, stained glass and blacksmithing. Images and info about what people have been up to will appear here.
Andy Squiff – Filmmaking
Andy put his bursary towards hiring a drone pilot to capture unique angles of the beech tree and woodland that are the subject of his new reflective short film.
Website – www.squiffweb.co.uk
Lizzie Godden – textile artist
Lizzie has been gently busy in the woods. Search out her carvings in Sneyd Woods.
Kim Kaos and Gemma Wood – woodturning
Kim and Gemma had a days tuition with Longhope woodturning expert Keith Fenton www.aroundwood.co.uk
Jill Raymond – Graphic story
This is work in progress from Jill’s short graphic story of Cinderford wise woman Ellen Haywood created in cahoots with Nic Goff at The Yard print studio. To be completed with funding from The Yard’s mutual aid fund.
Anna McLoughlin – jewellery tools
Due to Covid restrictions, I needed to create a separate area for couples coming to my studio to make their own wedding rings and my bursary went towards buying new tools for this space.
I ran my first “post-lockdown” workshop a couple of weeks ago. We all PPE’d up and the new studio setup worked well.