Helfa Gelf

Artist

Alexandra Symons

  • Ceramic,
  • Mixed Media,
  • Photography,
  • Jewellery,
  • Metalwork

Description

I have an BA Honors degree in applied arts and handcraft jewelry and other objects and gifts in many mediums including Ming Porcelain, Silver and resins.

I also design and make cards and up cycle furniture.I am a  keen photographer and take inspiration from our wonderful British wildlife, the gorgeous North Wales countryside, museums and popular culture.

My work method usually starts with me drawing a design, then make them in to stamps so i can use them to imprint in to my porcelain.Once dry i fire them for 9 hrs then, when cooled I hand paint each piece individually, they then get fired for the second time to 1200 degrees. Finally i hand make the silver findings and turn them in to wearable art. Each piece is an original 'one-off'.

 I also offer day courses for all age groups and abilities, and specialize in people or children  who are differently abled, or have physical or mental disabilities as i am also a qualified support worker in this field with NVQ 1,2 & 3 WITH 20 + Yrs of experience, i also have wheelchair access.

Directions to studio

Proceed From the castle gates in Hawarden's Old village center and take 2 or 3rd right on to A550 'Gladstones Way', past the famous Gladstones Library, down the hill, passing a speed camera on your right, the road you need is DIRECTLY BEHIND the speed camera called COTTAGE LANE, proceed around two bends until you meet a giveway  and thats Mancot Lane, there should be parking directly in front of you outside my  mid terraced cottage no 34, my garden is different from rest of terrace it has big trees in it.If you can not park there then try and park in the White Bear car park to your right.Ring the bell a couple of times in case i am in my studios outback.

Studio information

Family friendly Yes Wheelchair friendly Yes Parking nearby Yes Toilet access Yes Welsh Speaker no Work for sale Yes Price range £5 - £100 Commissions accepted Yes Studio open by appointment throughout the year yes

Contact & address Details

34 Mancot Lane, Mancot, Deeside, CH5 2AH

01244 534946
alexkelly.symons@yahoo.co.uk
http://alexkellysymons.wixsite.com/handmade-jewelery

Studio Opening Times

September 2017 Times: 10 am- 5 pm (exc Fridays 10 am -3 pm)
  • Friday 1st
  • Saturday 2nd
  • Sunday 3rd
  • Friday 8th
  • Saturday 9th
  • Sunday 10th
  • Fri 15th
  • Saturday 16th
  • Sunday 17th
  • Friday 22nd
  • Saturday 23rd
  • Sunday 24th

I have an BA Honors degree in applied arts and i specialize  in handcraft jewelry, other decorative objects and gifts in many mediums including Ming Porcelain, Silver and resins.I also design and make cards and up cycle furniture.I am a  keen photographer and take inspiration from our wonderful British wildlife,the gorgeous North Wales countryside,museums and popular culture.

My work method usually starts with me drawing a design, then making them in to stamps so i can use them to imprint in to my porcelain.Once dry i fire them for 9 hrs then,when cooled I hand paint each piece individually, they then get fired for the second time to 1200 degrees. Finally i hand make the silver findings and turn them in to wearable art. Each piece is an original 'one-off'.

I am relatively new to the professional applied arts scene compared to my contemporary's in North Wales, although i have been creating art most of my life. I have had a varied career but focused on care giving and support work for adults with mental and physical disabilities, thus giving me an insight in to the benefits of running art and craft therapy sessions.

I have my work in a few  select outlets, including The National Trust Shops in North Wales and an international online charity organisation very close to my heart supporting animals rights called V.I.V.A. Isell my own work through  my Folksy and Etsy shops, and my Wix website, I also attend a select amount of Artisan fairs around the country, see my facebook sites for details.

 I also offer day courses for all age groups and abilities, and specialize in people or children  who are differently abled, or have physical or mental disabilities as i am also a qualified support worker in this field with NVQ 1,2 & 3 with 20 + Yrs experience, i also have wheelchair access.

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