First Fridays are our monthly series of informal artist get-togethers where the conversation may stray from the triassic to contemporary reusable plastics — and just about anywhere in between.The sessions last about an hour and are friendly and informal. Participants come from across the world and are always a mix of ‘regulars’ and new people.

This month (March 5) we welcome Carolyn Black, Paeony Lewis and Jan o’Highway. (More details to follow.) We begin the session at 13.00 GMT and go for an hour.

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First Friday March 2021
Time: Mar 5, 2021 13:00 London

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Carolyn Black

Carolyn will talk about her work as a film-maker and printmaker:

Making and editing practice: I shall show images of recent prints and a film clip or two. The Severn is central to my art practice, yet the mediums I use vary. I switch from one to another constantly. My book Severnside, an Artist’s View of the Severn, evolved from dual processes of writing and drawing. More recently, I have been making films and monoprints. I’d like to share why this works for me, physically and conceptually – body and mind. 

See Instagram @SevernsideArtist for samples of recent works. 

The image (main image at top of page) is a still from Reeds Waving you cam view on Vimeo website


Jan o’Highway

Jan will speak about materials and says

After studying painting & printmaking at Guildford College of Art in the late 1950s I branched out into ceramics, textiles and other media, & am now working mostly in fused glass.  Over the years I gradually came to realise that most art materials are toxic, particularly the bright colours I love…what to do about that!!  Wrestling with this uncomfortable knowledge has influenced and continues to shape my work.


Paeony Lewis

Since May, when I took a year off from my Fine Art MA, I have been exploring alternative photographic processes (those which don’t require a darkroom, and often no camera). Alternative photography provides a different way of seeing the natural world; we look closer and the ordinary becomes extraordinary. I will share the frustrations and excitement of my experiments.

Instagram @paeonylewis

Unwanted fallen figs – Cyanolumen – Paeony Lewis






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