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Annie's Diary July 2014

UPDATE 30 July 2014

The Summer Craft Fair at George's Barn, Peene is this weekend.

Don't miss my "Guess the weight of the sheep" competition!

(There will not be an Art Club on Saturday 3 August)

Summer has arrived and although there are so many more daylight hours available. There don't seem to be enough each day . . .

During May and June my kiln fired over 500 ceramic sculptures and pots created at my workshops in The Green Room and George's Barn as well as in schools. Phew!

My news for July. Nick Paine visited me a few weeks ago and there are now some new films appearing on . l am looking forward to seeing the results as young artists respond to my simple demonstrations of varying techniques. Please join in and send in your images.

I am so grateful to Nick for all the time he has given to produce films for my own work and The Tangled Trail at Peene.

I have recently started creating a new range of tree sculptures. They can be commissioned to represent a specific person or even a family - so becoming a "Family Tree"! Two examples are shown below.

. . . and "The Tree House" (shown below) will be exhibited at Folkestone Art Society Exhibition in July.

The Art and Nature Club has started again. Please contact me if you have any questions or ideas or would like to volunteer to help us in our project.

Email or telephone 01303 840665

My grateful thanks to Nick Paine for his film making and all his help and support.

The Tangled Trail, George's Barn and The Railway Museum are open week-ends and Bank Holidays from 10am until 5pm.

Look forward to seeing you there . . .

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About Annie

You can see a film of me demonstrating some of my methods by clicking the picture link below.

Annie was born in 1956 in the heart of the Kentish countryside. She grew up loving her natural surroundings and always felt a dedication to creating Painting and Sculpture. After completing her A Levels she moved to London and gained a B.A. Honours Degree studying Fine Art and Photography at Ravensbourne College of Art and Design.

She then worked as a Specialist Pottery Painter in London and subsequently moved to Gloucestershire where she worked as an industrial potter, learning the skills of using commercial pottery equipment.

After pursuing a Post Graduate Course at Sussex University she taught Ceramics, Fine Art and Textiles in several schools.

After teaching for 15 years Annie felt the need to give her own work more dedication as well as offering a retreat for a few of the rejected animals living in local sanctuaries.

Annie’s Studio now sits in the heart of the Kentish countryside - an absolute haven of inspiration for her work.

She works mainly by commission and during the past ten years has worked on a variety of projects including large murals, ceramic sculptures, portraits, personalised pottery and highly decorated loo seats.

Annie is dedicated to producing work of a professional standard but is always ready to instigate some humour into a piece of seemingly serious work.

I am holding one day workshops during the Summer on request, so if you are thinking of booking a creative day - painting or ceramic sculpture - please do it soon as l do get fairly booked up.

Workshops can be for up to six people. Workshop time is £35 per hour plus £5 per person for materials and firing.

Minimum of two hours.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to call or email me-

Telephone 01303 840665

Annie Begley


Fine Art, Ceramic Sculpture and . . .

Annie Begley


Fine Art, Ceramic Sculpture and . . .

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