Today we meet a Fairy Tale Fair newcomer Annmarie Hughes. She will be running a wonderful glass workshop with demonstrations of making glass jewellery and more. Find out more about her fascinating skills…
“I enjoy playing mostly, that buzz of not knowing how it will turn out, the buzz when you imagine how something will be and then do your very best to create it.” – Annmarie.
Please introduce yourself and tell us a bit about what you create…
I’m Annmarie Hughes. I trained as an illustrator but found I was more fine art based. I use bold colour acrylic on canvas or stark black and white ink on canvas to create an ambience of either uplifting harmony or disturbing discord.
My work depends on mood and I use painting as a form of expression. I found a passion for craft in 2010 whilst using broken pieces of decorative glass my father had made before he died to create jewelery and pieces of objed’art. I then expanded into decorative ceramics using decals, decorative glass using decals, dicroic glass making, and glass painting. I now combine these areas to experiement and make lovely things.
How long have you been making your creations and how did you get into it?
I have been drawing and painting since I was 5yrs old. I came to Brighton to study illustration in 1999 and graduated in 2002. I started to experiment more with craft after my mother passed away and I could not bare to throw my fathers broken creations away so worked towards re-using them. I also bought a mini kiln in 2010 and started to use decals left from my mum and dads glass business to decorate ceramics. In the past few months I have been experimenting with dicroic glass which I enjoy immensely.
What do you enjoy most about your craft?
I enjoy playing mostly, that buzz of not knowing how it will turn out, the buzz when you imagine how something will be and then do your very best to create it.
You will be taking part in a craft workshop at The Fairy Tale Fair- what will yours involve?
Demonstrations of Dicroic Glass making Glass jewelery making Decal application to ceramics Glass painting Kiln operation I will include fact sheets and there will be a workshop sign up sheet if anyone would like to take part in any workshops starting in September.
This will be your first Fairy Tale Fair- are you looking forward to taking part?
Absolutely cant wait, the effort organisers put into this show is amazing and I am honoured to be part of it.
How can we find out more about you?