jelly printing with a gelatine plate

Even though it was purely the name that drew me in  (because I love jelly)  jelly printing has proved to be tremendous fun. Jelly Printing is a bit random; there’s no guarantee that when you lift the paper you’ll get exactly the print you were expecting. Over time the Gelatine Printing Plate changes too, whichContinue reading “jelly printing with a gelatine plate”

5 good things for Easter

five good things for Easter … ONE: Playing with fire as we try out some ideas for  courses at Slamseys Art. Foraging walk with lunch cooked on the campfire anyone? TWO: Bread Huffers, which seemed appropriate for Easter time. THREE: Cross Buns. Hot Cross Buns today. Toasted Cross Buns tomorrow. Bread and Butter pudding forContinue reading “5 good things for Easter”

Slamseys Art in The Barley Barn

The Barley Barn stands in the corner of our farm yard. To the east are the traditional farm buildings – the old cowshed, another old Essex barn and the house while to the west is the working farm yard with modern grain stores and sheds. The Barley Barn was probably built around 1800 and appearsContinue reading “Slamseys Art in The Barley Barn”

Christmas wreath making

I don’t decorate inside the house until Christmas Eve, when we bring in the tree and greenery but I thought it would be nice to put a cheery wreath on our door. We have a selection of wreaths, that we sell alongside our Christmas trees, and I could just unhook one and spirit it away.Continue reading “Christmas wreath making”