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RELIEF SCULPTURE (2 day workshop £145.00)

Staffordshire – Sat 31st May & Sun 1st June – 9.30am to 4.30pm

This two day sculpture workshop is a comprehensive introduction to the processes of modelling bas-relief (low relief) sculpture in clay followed by making a plaster of Paris waste mould and fine plaster cast of the original sculpture. You will learn new skills and leave with a good understanding of the process plus your own finished cast plaster relief sculpture.


Stafford – Tuesday 3rd June – 9.30am to 4.30pm

Birmingham – Tuesday 15th July – 9.30am to 4.30pm

This workshop explores the creative potential of mould making and casting and a variety of materials and techniques including; clay press moulds, plaster bandage, repeat casts and flexible rubber moulds. The workshops also looks at life casting, using the hand as the subject.

You will leave with knowledge of a range of processes and a good understanding of the creative potential of moulding and casting plus your own creations from the workshop.

Both workshops are suitable for a range of abilities from beginners looking to develop new skills to accomplished professionals. The workshops are very practical with tutor demonstrations throughout and supported by clear teaching resources.

All materials, equipment and teaching resources included.

For more information or to book yourWorkShopsV2 place visit

Email – 

telephone – 07905305226



The Display Board in Oswestry Library



For some months we’ve been privileged to be able to display works linked to book art in Oswestry Library  courtesy of Debbie Marais, Librarian. The Board is now free again. If anyone has any literary-related works to display please get in touch with Debbie at the Library and arrange when and how with her. Book art, poetry, story inspired and literary related works would be most welcome.

  • Address: Arthur St, Oswestry, Shropshire SY11 1JN
    Phone:01691 677388
    Open today Wednesday · 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Cultural Heritage threatened……………………

Councillors who have supported the building of ticky tacky executive homes around the Old Oswestry Hillfort will face a backlash at the next election an unprecedented number of campaigners have warned.

Thanks to “Rescue” for publicising this on their front page.

Councillors please take note.

If post industrial Britain is to leave anything worth while at all to our children, it’s all about

using and wasting less,

preserving our heritage and our environment,

and living within our means.

Quite a challenge, but simple with the right set of values.

This hell for leather house building to kick start the housing market in an unfair economy chiefly geared to preserve the current living standards of the “haves” of society is simply wrong.

The people of Oswestry are leading the way by objecting to this abomination.



Aerial view to take your breath away


Bench by local Artist Woodcarver Frank Triggs after the Iron age Horse in the British Museum



Hillfort 13th March-right

Sketch by local artist Diana Baur drawn to the sound of skylarks overhead March 2014


Hillfort - pic -Tourist board

Photography courtesy of Borderland Tourist Board



A crowd  of the 8,000 plus campaigners, whose voices are constantly ignored by Shropshire Council outside Oswestry Guildhall  intent on saving the Hillfort for future generations

 Please help to save this. You can respond to the final 6 week consultation on the SAMDev Plan at

Just keeping you up-to-date with what is happening at The Project Group- our studio is open to the public!
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Wire work wasp for the Hope House commission.

The Project Group News


We are busy with current commissions for Raven House (felt and glass) and Hope House (wire and wood work). Last Month we installed the felt hangings at the Centre(a youth centre) in Oswestry and enjoyed a launch day on Friday 28th Feb.

Member Skills Report 2014

For the first time we have undertaken research to identify areas of skills progression during our members time with us. The report provides a useful snapshot view of what happens at the Project Group, what the services provides and what impact we have on our members.
To view the report, please click  skills report 

Young Health Champions

The Project Group is proud to support Young Health Champions, a health project supported by Shropshire Council’s Children’s Services and Shropshire’s Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) in partnership with Shropshire and Telford NHS Trust and other health organisations to recruit and train 300 young people to become health champions for children and young people.
A group of 15 eager young people met at the Project Group in early March to consider health issues and art for well-being. More meetings are to follow with the development of a steering group and possible interaction with our projects in the future.

Click the photo above to see information about our open to the public workshops.
Detail of one of the glass panels for the Raven House commission. The theme for the project is ‘flight’.
Click the photo to go to our facebook page and see the progress of our cat throw which we are making as a raffle prize for later this year – you can ‘like’ us there too!
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More information for Artists!

Inside out has a facebook page on which matters of interest to artists and others is often shared

from other facebook postings. These shared postings will not necessarily arrive on this blog.

Why not take a look?

If you are on facebook you could “like” our page and automatically get to see some interesting


One of the latest postings is

Artist Miriam Elia is using the Janet and John book early readers format to re-present


thought-provoking ideas. Well worth a look.

Craft Fairs at The Willow Gallery in Oswestry


Craft Fairs at The Willow Gallery

After the success of last year’s Craft Fairs the Willow Gallery, Oswestry, is pleased to launch its new 2014 program of fairs, celebrating local creativity, skill and imagination.

You are invited to come and see the fabulous range of crafts on offer, or be a stall holder yourself, on the following dates, from 10am to 5pm:

Saturday 19th April

Saturday 19th July

Saturday 25th October

Saturday 15th November 

We are looking for Artists, Designers, Crafters & Makers to showcase a wide range of handcrafted, locally made products across 20 stalls throughout the day.

Early booking is advisable due to limited spaces. Please contact the Willow Gallery for further information and bookings.
We look forward to seeing you there!

Best Wishes

The WIllow Gallery Team


April 27th Folk Day in Llanymynech

George poster

Any art and craft people who are interested in having a table (£10 each) from which to sell their

wares, please contact Joan on 01691 839130


Caer Ogyrfan


Caer Ogyrfan - letteringThis is the beautiful glass work piece donated by Tony Roberts, glass sculptor  to raise funds for the hillfort campaign.

It is on display until 19th April at The Willow Gallery Oswestry in their Text exhibition.

We got off to a good start with raffle tickets last Friday evening at the opening event, and these will be on sale at The Willow Gallery from Tuesday.

Please drop by and see the piece and buy a ticket (or more!) to help the cause. Tickets are on sale to visitors for the duration of the

exhibition event ie until 19th April. The winning ticket will be drawn sometime between the end of the event and the end of April,

and announced in The Willow Gallery, on this blog and on Facebook.

The mounted glass is incised with the words Hillfort in Ogham text which is inscribed vertically

and read from the bottom to the top.

The text has been cropped and highlighted in a separate shot above.


Apparently Ogham lettering was often incised on the sharp straight edges of stones.

Ogyr is reputed to be the name of Guinevere’s father. Queen Guinevere is supposed to have been born on the Hillfort, hence the

name Caer Ogyrfan meaning The fortress place of Ogyr – her father.


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