We showcase local teas – from Austral Herbs and local cheeses from Sunhill Goat Farm and some semi-local cheeses from High Valley Cheeses in Mudgee. This year we also have Jill Keys, a well known Herbalist from Sydney who will be able to talk about the teas and their health benefits. There will be tutors who will be either demonstrating, displaying and selling their artworks throughout the studio.
For the first time this year we are including a TEXTILE SWAP MEET. Guests are invited to bring one bag of textiles (fabric, ribbon, yarn, thread etc) to swap.
Jan is an amazing textile artist and our principal tutor here at Go Create. Jan has many workshops coming up in 2017 and 2018. Her beautiful work will be displayed around the studio and she will be available to chat while we sip tea.
Vicki Taylor is one of the master minds behind Go Create and is also a lace making tutor. She has displayed her work throughout Australia and internationally and reguarly teaches for Go Create and around Australia. Vicki lives on the farm where the studio is situated so she will be at Teas and Cheese displaying her beautfil lace and maybe even selling a few pieces.
Mark is a very talented leather craftsman with many years of experience who has displayed his work all over the globe. Mark taught his craft in July 2017 at Go Create and we can all have a little sneak peek at his beautiful leather bags on October 21st!
Michael studied photography in Melbourne before returning to New England. His camera goes everywhere with him and his subjects range from the farm landscape and animals to extreme sports. He has been teaching with Go Create for four years now and students can expect a very comprehensive weekend workshop from him. Using the farm environment Michael helps students to extend their knowledge of their camera and their imagination to create interesting and evocative photos.
Judy is a very talented textiles artist who combines the beautiful natural world with intricate, miniature embroidery. Judy will be teaching at Go Create in November 2017 for her “Stitch as Mark” stitching workshop and another in May 2018.
Rhonda is a local print artist and curator of the Uralla Print Gallery. Rhonda makes her own handblocks and prints using blocks onto paper, fabric and even wall paper. Rhonda will be teaching us these skills in September 2018 with us at Go Create.
Mirella’s passion for encaustics is contagious. Encaustics uses wax to create layers of texture and colour, usually on a wooden board. Mirella has mastered this medium and is enthusiastic to share her knowledge with others.
Kath has been making shoes for ten years and loves teaching others this exciting skill. Shoe making remains a mystery for most, but with a little bit of knowledge it is actually quite a simple art. Kath will happily lead anybody through this old art over a weekend. She prefers to have small classes of 2 or 3 students and will fit in a workshop whenever it is requested.