Hilary lives in a beautiful and fascinating house, parts of which date back to the 17 hundreds. Her new main studio for painting and related works has an original tiled floor an open fire and light streaming in through the leaded light windows. A stunning charcoal drawing of Eleanor Bron is a work in progress and other drawings and paintings are also on display. We were treated to a demonstration of how Hilary works her copper and iron wire figures, some of which she intends to embed in glass panels.

The house is resplendent with many artworks, both her own and those of artists she  and her husband collect.

A tiny room with a ceramic kiln is off the well stocked walled back garden, bursting with every kind of inspiration for an artist.

Hilary explained various kiln processes using clay, plaster casts, silicone casts and glass firings.

We spent a good hour after tea talking about our art, exhibitions and other artists. Huge thanks to Hilary for a most enjoyable afternoon.

If you are an artist living near the North Wales border reading this and would be willing to host  group of artists one afternoon to share your practice and discover something about theirs, just get in touch with Diana on dianabaur@hotmail.com