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that Art in Actionhashad as a demonstrator.We are very fortunate." Nature in Art directorSimon Trapnellnominates RosalindWise's brilliant field andflower paintings for livingpresence and"thereness", reflecting thepainter's intention to passon the "experience" of the subject. Glass section organiserStephen Prendergastspeaks of a whole range oftalent in this area for Art inAction 2010. "Graham Muirand Kathryn Pearce are bothyoung glassblowers makingexquisite work. Their pieces will alwaysbe valued. Ed and Margaret Burke'ssimple, earthy designs will always havean appeal. Young Sarah Blood, creatorof very original sculptural work,is starting to be collected;and there's AnthonyWassell too, with his'air twist' blownglassware forwhich he has aremarkabletalent. Noteveryone can doit and in 100years people maynot know how to." Sherry Moran ofCeramics has onceagain given her potters(25 this year) a theme toIn Woodwork, curatorAndrew Purves points tothe timeless, heirloomquality - "300 years atleast" -of the cellos,violins, violas and violas dagamba made by French-born Marc Soubeyran,period instrument maker,mender, and co-founderand first chairman of theBritish Violin MakingAssociation. Marc gives greatattention to historical detail: "A vast array of ideas andexperience come together inthe making of each of theseinstruments and the adjustmentof sound in both old and new."Patrick Wyatt, enthusiasticorganiser in Metalwork & Jewellerysingles out Barbara Christie as asignificant creator of importantheirlooms. "Barbara's work shows anextraordinary breadth of skilland vision. She finds anunusual gemstone andvisualises somethingno-one else couldconceive of. Shethen has theability to makemanifest thatvision beautifully.Even thougheach article isclearly unique, theyall somehow areclearly one ofBarbara's pieces. She isone of the greatest jewellerswww.nadfas.org.ukNADFAS REVIEW / SUMMER201035ART IN ACTIONEVENT DETAILSVenue: Waterperry House, nearWheatley, Oxfordshire OX33 1JZWebsite:www.artinaction.org.ukTel:020 7381 3192Date/time:15-18 July 2010, open10.00am-5.30pm dailyTickets:Adults £15(Booked online £14)Senior citizens £12(Booked online £11)Concessions £8(Booked online £7)Child (9-17 years) £5 (Booked online £4)Under-9s freeFamily and season tickets availableCar parking freeParty rates for pre-booked minibusesand a limited number of coaches byarrangement - contact the Office (020 7381 3192) in advance.work to. She has asked them toconsider inspiration. Where does itcome from? What inspires an artist? "It's a way of inviting the artists to sharea deeper aspect of their work," shereports. "We are already getting reallygood feedback." Demonstrators here whose work has 'heirloom quality' include calligraphicstoneware artist Laurence McGowan,whose pieces reflect the Arts & Craftsmovement and Islamic traditions; andRuth Tudball, with her soda-glazed warein soft thrown clay, which is ashandsome and timeless as Greek andRoman pottery. . Please turn to page 54 for a specialTicket Offer for NADFAS visitors Left:'Air twist'blown glasswarefrom AnthonyWassellBottom (left toright):Periodinstrument makerMarc Soubeyran;Rosalind Wise'sfield and flowerpaintings are ahighlight of theNature in Artcategory;stunningglassware fromyoungglassblowerKathryn Pearce

LIBBY HORNERLibby Horner is the world's leadingauthority on Frank Brangwyn. In 2006,she curated the most comprehensiveexhibition ever held of Brangwyn's work(Leeds, Bruges and Swansea). Inaddition, she co-edited Frank Brangwyn1867-1956, wrote Frank Brangwyn: AMission to Decorate Lifefor The Fine ArtSociety/Liss Fine Artselling show in 2006,presented and wrote the script for the Brangwyn DVD ART?It's just a job!and started a website devoted to Brangwyn'swork. Libby is currently compiling the catalogue raisonné of allBrangwyn's work -both fine and decorative art -estimated tobe in excess of 12,000 works. However, having nowestablished herself as the authority on Frank Brangwyn, she isnow making a film about Patrick Reyntiens. She is keen toemphasise the processes involved in creating works of art,and her lectures will reflect this stance. Stained Glass - ARevolution: MorrisTo Reyntiens ViaTiffanyThree very differentdesigners, eachconsidered avant-gardeby their contemporaries.Morris and Burne-Jonescreated mosaic-likewindows with subtlecolouring. Tiffany experimented with opalescent and rough-cutjewels of glass to unusual effect. And Reyntiens' work hastransformed the conception and construction of stained glass.Printmaking: The Influence of JaponismeEuropean interest in woodcuts and colour wood-block printingwas revived during the late 19th century by the craze for allthings Japanese, in particular ukiyo-e prints. It was the anti-establishment element of these works that vastly appealed toEuropean artists eager to escape convention.ART IN ACTION36NADFAS REVIEW / SUMMER 2010www.nadfas.org.ukArt in Action lecture NADFAS-accredited speakers are offering a real taste of the exotic in this year's Art in Action lecture programme.on 19th-century Europe, the splendour of the American South's plantation houses and the fascinating stories GERALD DAVISONGerald Davison is an author, lecturer andformer art dealer and his books onChinese ceramics are among thestandard works on the subject. Hislectures on Chinese art have taken him toAsia, Australia and the UK, includingmany NADFAS Societies. In addition, hehas lectured on land tours of China andon cruises. He has a close relationshipwith Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art and is a Fellowof the RSA and Member of the Oriental Ceramic Society.The Great East India Company AdventureAn exiting and very colourful tale of the building of a tradingcompany that grew to be the biggest commercial undertakingthe world has ever seen. It brought tea, spices, silks, porcelainand other exotic commodities to grace the homes and lives ofthe British from the 17th to the early 19th centuries.This lecture looks at the resulting influences the trade goodsfrom India and China had on tastes in Europe. Very colourfulslides tell the tale of the people who made this tradepossible -from the captains, supercargoes and crews whorisked danger and disease to bring back to these shores thewealth and mystery of the Orient, to the customers who inturn craved these wonderful objects.Beautiful Porcelain made for the'Three Emperors' (1644-1796)There have been many 'golden ages'during the long history of Chineseceramics, but this lecture looks indetail at the people, places andproduction of porcelain and otherceramics made during theconsecutive reigns of the so called'Three Emperors'. Created during thelate 17th and 18th centuries, thesebeautiful, sometimes very complex,objects represent the absolute pinnacle of theChinese potters' skills and innovation. DATELECTURERTITLETIME15 JulyLibby HornerStained Glass -a Revolution: Morris to Reyntiens via Tiffany11.00-12.0015 JulyLibby HornerPrintmaking: The influence of Japonisme14.00-15.0016 July Gerald Davison The Great East India Company Adventure11.00-12.0016 July Gerald Davison Beautiful Porcelain14.00-15.00Below left:Stained glass byPatrick Reyntiensin CoventryCathedralBelow: GeraldDavison's newbook on Chineseceramics thatpublishes thissummer