From the Earth at the Upstairs Gallery

We are delighted to announce that there will be a smaller From the Earth exhibition at the Upstairs Gallery in Berkhamstead, Herts in July this year. A call for artists has now been released and details can be found if you click on the link below. Application is open to all  in the UK and those artists who participated in the exhibition last year can either submit new work or they are welcome to submit the work from the previous exhibition. Queries can either be sent to or

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Exhibition Update

Just to let everyone know that the exhibition will now close at the end of Saturday 25th June. We had anticipated that it would go on a little longer but due to the gallery changing ownership it is not practicable to close any later than this date. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. The exhibition at ArtVanGo will however go on until the 30th as planned.

June is nearly upon us!

It seems like time has flown and in no time at all June will be here – we are getting very excited!

The workshops have been slowly and not so slowly filling up. Fabiennes eco printing workshop has been full for some time but there may be a space becoming available so if you are at all interested then please contact us at

There are still a couple of spaces on Jennys Organic Indigo Vat workshop

Here you will learn all about how to make, maintain and troubleshoot an organic indigo vat and then experiment with various techniques including flour paste resist which offers the potential for some wonderful effects. Again if at all interested contact us at Cost for the 2 days is £95

The End of January is approaching fast

12316350_1035156119839663_6137327101698303641_nWe are aware that our deadline for submissions to the From the Earth exhibition is getting closer. We have had a lot of lovely work come to us already but we would like to see more! We would especially like to see some more 3D pieces as we have available to us some cabinets and some plinths. Above is a picture of part of the gallery. Please note that it will not be pink come the exhibition also not as cluttered. I am not sure whether it has been mentioned before but there will also be an opportunity to sell smaller items such as cards,scarves etc alongside the work.

Workshops are now open for Registration

We are pleased to announce that workshops can now be booked for next June. Please go to our workshops page for full details. A word of warning, we have received a very high level of interest for Fabienne Dorsmann Reys eco printing workshop. If you are interested in participating in this class we strongly advise you to act promptly in order to avoid disappointment.


An Update on Workshops

Many apologies to everybody about the lack of posting on this site. Both jenny and I have been busy with numerous current commitments but it does not mean that we have not been busy in the back ground.
Firstly some rather sad news for those of you who don’t know. We were really looking forward to India Flint coming to join us to deliver a workshop. Unfortunately a prior commitment now means she cannot make it. However we will have some of her lovely work at the exhibition so she will be with us in spirit. The good news is that we have persuaded the lovely Fabienne Dorsman-Rey to step into the breach to deliver a different but equally brilliant workshop for us. This is a very rare opportunity to learn from an extremely giving tutor so for anyone interested in eco-printing so we anticipate the workshop will fill up very quickly.
For anyone interested in what else will be on offer, they are as follows
Jenny Leslie – Organic Indigo and various natural resists
Sarah Waters – Sculptural Felt
Caroline Bell and Alison Hulme – Screen Printing with Natural Dyes
Alice Fox – Mark making with rust
If all goes well registration for the workshops will go live very shortly.

Registration Of Interest

We are thinking that although a long way off it would be nice to get an idea of numbers of submissions for our exhibition. We are therefore asking if people could let us know if they are thinking about doing something. We do not need any details at this juncture just a register of intent. Please send this to or alternatively send a message on our facebook page.

In the meantime we can now confirm that India Flint will definitely be doing a workshop for us from 13th June to 17th of June. We will be drawing up the full workshop programme later on this yearIMG_0204


These images come from a workshop taken with India in Gloucestershire a few years ago and thoroughly recommended