Sat. April 1, 2017
An Exhibition by Landsker Quilters and Friends
1 – 28 April 2017
A stunning collection of skillfully handmade creations from The Landsker Quilters and Friends
plus Ceramicist Carlo Briscoe
An Absolute ‘Must See’!
The Landsker Quilters are joined by ceramicist Carlo Briscoe this year and together they promise us another fabulous exhibition where there will also be an opportunity to purchase some of their wonderful creations.
The Landsker Quilters
Meet on Monday evenings at the Bloomfield House Community Centre in Narberth to share their knowledge and to help each other. A very active group, they organise work shops, exhibitions and sewing days, and also visit museums and lectures to further their skills. They have also been involved in charity projects such as Linus, Paul Sartori and Help for Heroes.
Ultimately, their aim is to keep alive a tradition of quilting in Wales whilst bringing together the community to advance, promote, encourage and educate people in the traditional skills of patchwork and Welsh quilting.
Newcomers are always welcome – whether or not you have any knowledge of quilting. If you are interested in becoming a member or would like more information. contact Gerda Bryant: email@example.com or call her on 01437 541252.
Carlo and her husband set up Reptile Tiles & Ceramics in 1988, after studying Fine Art. Carlo has painted tiles for shops, restaurants, hotels, offices, swimming pools and one hospital. Most of her work, however, is small-scale private commission work for bathrooms and kitchens. The work is majolica: earthenware tin glazed ceramics, rooted in the Delft tradition, with a contemporary feel.
Inspiration comes from old ceramics and embroideries as well as from real life. Carlo has a pile of sketchbooks dating back 30 years which she regularly dips into – the focus is largely on colour, humour and originality. Current commissions include a sparrow tile panel for a kitchen in Somerset, a set of personalised plates for a client in Texas, and 200 Delft style tiles for a Dutch sailing vessel!