News, Opportunities & What's On: February 2019!

Welcome to the February 2019 edition of the Bristol Creatives' e-bulletin.  As usual this edition is full of the latest news, opportunities, jobs, workshops, courses and exhibitions to help you develop and grow your creative practice.

If you are one of our Gold Members then don't forget to update your Creative Directory listing(s) and post your latest exhibitions, talks, workshops, courses, opportunities, jobs and news on the website as the next e-bulletin will go out on around 1 March 2019.  Get cracking if you want us to include your posts and listings in the next edition, oh and we'll also share them via our very popular social media channels too!

In the meantime don't forget to visit NewsJobs & Events for the latest opportunities and listings, and join over 9500 followers on Twitter@bristolcreative and 'like' our Facebook Page too!  

Please Note: we have also recently updated our Privacy Policy and Terms & Conditions.
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Welcome to the following NEW Bristol Creatives Gold Members:

Mangostone Ltd is a Bristol based set building and prop making workshop. We are a small and highly experienced team, who fabricate small scale sets for animation & TV productions and commercials, as well as props and models for film productions. We specialise in sculpture, creature FX and aniatronics, hand props and SFX props - as well as stop-frame anmation sets, props, puppets & models.

Bristol Design Forge is a bespoke laser cutting company based in the heart of Bristol. We specialise in providing a professional laser cutting and engraving service to the creative industries of Bristol, the South West and beyond.

A big thank you to these Bristol Creatives Members who have recently renewed their Gold Membership:

David Foord - Painter, Print-maker and Illustrator: Will do commisions. The shaping of our environment and the broader history of landscape as an identity are strong themes in the paintings of David Foord. By re-imagining the common spaces we inhabit and capturing the shared perceptions of them, Foord's work hopes to create room for new visions of our world.

Naked Website Design is named because nothing is hidden. I won’t try to sell you something you don’t need and I’m really transparent about my fees and my expertise. I'm a graphic and website designer who specialises in custom built WordPress sites for artists and small businesses. I provide affordable solutions for people who might not be used to IT and I provide training so that they can take control of their own internet presence.

Janine Partington - Vitreous Enamel Artist: Janine's work combines the traditional craft of enamelling with fresh, clean, contemporary design to create framed panels and jewellery. Enamelling is the art of fusing glass on to metal. Janine creates intricate hand-cut stencils which are then laid on to copper. Her stencils are inspired by trees, flowers, seedheads and the landscape. After sifting powdered enamel over a stencil she fires each piece in a kiln.

Enriched Creative - Richard Parish: I'm a creative graphic designer and I work direct with clients or as a freelance graphic designer for agencies. I run a small design studio and I work with a network of professionals who are experts in their own field including; illustrators, photographers and suppliers. So you can be sure you’re always in safe hands.

Liz Vidal Ceramics: I make functional ceramics and unique one off pieces, using stoneware or porcelain. I am inspired by the thought of my pots becoming a part of someone's daily ritual, whether that be as their favourite bowl for breakfast or first choice of mug for their morning coffee.  I also run workshops and classes taht focus on hand building, wheel work and decorative techniques. I welcome all abilities and I am happy to assist in self-directed projects.

Meanwhile Creative: We support Bristol and Cardiff's creatives, makers and entrepreneurs by providing affordable and lively studios and offices in the heart of our cities. Through cultivating a thriving community of innovative, like-minded people, we also strive to create an arena of networking and collaboration. 

Robyn Coetzee - Glass Designs: I am currently developing my technique of printing on glass using powdered glass with both made and found stencils resulting in lacy monochrome patterns. My work is sold in Fig on 206 Gloucester Road, an artist-led co-operative shop/studio of which I am a member, and also at the Bristol Tourist Information Centre.

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Several other members also joined up or renewed this month, but haven't listed themselves in our online Creative Directory yet so we can't highlight you here!  Visit our online Help page for information on how to add your listings to the website, or email sally@bristolcreatives.co.ukfor more information.  It's easy to do and it will help with your marketing, and generate new work opportunities too!
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Not a Gold Member already, then join now!

If you aren't already a Gold Member how about joining our Gold Membership Scheme? It's excellent value for money enabling you to promote your work and other activities to over 2000 people each month.  Plus it's a great way to support Bristol Creatives - we rely on Gold Membership Fees to keep the website running and up-to-date, and to send out these e-bulletins!

It costs from as little as £30 a year for which you can post your news, opportunities, announcements, studio listings, jobs and what's on events on our website, which has over 7500+ unique visitors a month.  Your listings will also automatically be included in these monthly e-bulletins, which go out to over 1800+ subscribers and we'll share them on Twitter @bristolcreative which has over 9500+ followers too. All in all a very affordable and efficient way to promote what you do!

You will also be able to set up a listing(s) in our exclsuive online Creative Directory and be showcased in our Members' Showcase Banner on our homepage and benefit from a range of discounts on things like art materials, printing and delivery.  It's great value for money and an excellent way to promote yourself and your creative practice.  For more information about the benefits and to join today visit Gold Members.
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Finally, as usual there's loads going on in Bristol this month and with lots of new opportunities, events and jobs being posted all the time - keep checking the website regularly for the very latest listings.  Please feel free to forward this e-bulletin and recommend Bristol Creatives to your friends and colleagues as we are keen to get the word out about our network so that we can help support and promote visual and applied arts in Bristol.

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