Lois Hopwood Drawing residency at the Bleddfa Centre

Lois Hopwood Drawing residency at Bleddfa September 2017 with the Presteigne Festival and story teller Michael Harvey   Local artist Lois Hopwood  plans to make a series of big Landscape drawings in the Bleddfa Gallery during the week 18th – 22nd September .           Lois says “As an artist I have …

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Wood fired Kilns at Castle Hill Arts in July 2017

Wood fired Kilns  Today, sometime in July 2017 we went  get the seasoned wood for the wood fired kiln that Tony has built in his biggest of sheds . This is the culmination of five years planning, finding, buying  and building. First the clippings from our hedge rows were burnt and the ash soaked . …

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Shropshire Hills Art Week

SHAW Shropshire Hills Art Week Knucklas Open Studios

Shropshire Hills Art Week Open studios comes to Knucklas 3rd – 11th June 2017   It’s the Shropshire Hills Art Week and we are getting prepared for SHAW in Knucklas, which  if you didn’t know already, is near Knighton on the Powys/ Shropshire borders and  home to an extraordinary number of Artists studios.…

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Landscape painting day at the Pales

Landscape painting day at the Pales 13th June 10 – 4pm Be inspired by the landscape around the Pales at a landscape painting and drawing workshop led by Lois Hopwood and Karl Sylvester .                                           …

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Tony Hall is getting ready for Spring with hundreds of Terracotta Garden Pots

This photo is of a hundred Terracotta pots taken by the Times magazine for an article written by Katherine Swift when the kids were small and I was… smaller too. At the moment Tony’s studio is packed with Terracotta Garden pots and it’s only February. The garden pots all hand thrown and fettled, are sitting out a six …

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David Nash and Castlehillarts

      In the summer of 2008 we went on an Art school trip with the Sidney Nolan Trust to Blaenau Ffestiniog and the studios of David Nash.     The wood sculptures amongst the Mountains and  optimism of worldwide artistic success, against a backdrop of wet slate quarries and ‘European funded’ signs .     …

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November was pretty busy

          The last Sunday of October  was Apple day at Knucklas Castle Orchard, ‘The Paper work and Pottery exhibition’ at Discoed in November was a beautiful little group show of works on paper, thank you to the Artists Tony is teaching throwing  in the Pottery studio and has a final workshop …

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Summer 2016

Not to make you jealous but as I write this I am sitting on our balcony in October in the sun in Wales! 13 yr old twins and living on a tiny farm makes us very seasonal.  And because the borders has such a thriving art scene Autumn is the exhibition season, beginning with h.Art  …

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