Colin Moore

Textures

In the textile marquee

A potter at work

Feltmaking - A Dalmatian by Isabel (age 5)

Art in Action was inspiring and uplifting, it is a four-day festival in the beautiful grounds of Waterperry with artists and craftsmen of all disciplines demonstrating their skills and discussing their work. We arrived early and spent a day immersed in ceramics, prints, woodwork, illustrations, textiles and story tellers enjoying a sensory overload. I especially liked Colin Moore’s linoprints and am trying to decide if we should buy one. Watching pots being thrown was magical as a ball of porcelain was ‘pinched’ upwards transforming itself into a jug. Roanna Wells’ delicate thread work in subtle greys created shallow layers of depth like a misty haze. Jackie Morris, a children’s illustrator, was there with beautiful books to buy which she would sign. Art in Action is exactly that – and it is such a pleasure to see the artists at work, meet them and be part of their enthusiasm. The children loved watching the glass blowing and even had a go in the craft courses making pottery vase faces, and Isabel made a delightful dog out of felt who certainly deserves to be framed.

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