There’s snow place like gnome

Designed by Shell North For my last blog I'm reminiscing from 4 years ago when I made my first ever Powertex Gnome 'Amon the Shaman'. He was inspired by a supposed origins story of Santa, collecting Fly agaric, flying with his reindeer and delivering presents. My original Powertex gnome seems to have inspired a flourish … Continue reading There’s snow place like gnome

Nature inspired Powertex painting

By Shell North For this article I was asked to talk about my favorite artist. I have lots of things around me like nature that inspire me but rarely a well known artist. I was inspired to push my Powertex canvas work further a couple of years ago by fellow Powertex tutor and artist Rosie … Continue reading Nature inspired Powertex painting

Inspired by Buddha?

Designed by - Shell North One thing I love about being a part of the design team is getting asked to do pieces for upcoming Hochanda shows. Being a part of such a great team keeps me focused and gives me a huge sense of purpose. Eager to get creating and inspired by the Buddha … Continue reading Inspired by Buddha?

Powertex Clock, fall back

Designed by - Shell North This month the design team were challenged to follow and complete a design team members step by step from a previous article. This came with one stipulation that we did it with our own twist. There were so many I wanted to do but in the end Abigail's bright summer … Continue reading Powertex Clock, fall back

Powertex Creature Comforts

Designer - Shell North What inspires me? As a tutor I’m often asked how I come up with all my ideas and what Inspires me. My first answer is everything. I’m sure we all know a Powertex crafter that is inspired by everything around them and has a list longer than their arms of inspirations. … Continue reading Powertex Creature Comforts

If Medusa could Stone Art you

Designer - Shell North For my July article we are delving into ancient Rome and looking at incorporating Medusa and Stone Art. The Romans were renowned for their love of wine, both producing it and drinking it. So a wine Medusa jug is what I will teach you to make this time. Medusa was a … Continue reading If Medusa could Stone Art you

Sweet dreams upon a Powertex night sky

By Shell North I love the simplicity of using something like string or twine and knots to create something magical and unique. Wanting to step away from the full circle dream catcher I drafted a moon with star idea for sweet dreams. I wanted to use techniques to create vegan feathers with twine. A lot … Continue reading Sweet dreams upon a Powertex night sky

The sea is my heart, a Powertex octopus

Designer - Shell North A Powertex octopus. The theme this month is Underwater, this is one of my favourite go to themes I love to create with as I love the sea. Living in Dorset I’m close to the sea and often find myself seeking respite on some of the peaceful secluded beach spots I … Continue reading The sea is my heart, a Powertex octopus

Powertex Taurus Headdress

Powertex Head dress by Shelll North.

Powertex Taurus the Bull Designer- Shell North In this article my chosen subject matter was short listed to 'Taurus'. Because I really love wearable art and cosplay, so I knew sort of where I was taking this piece from the start. But with just a few bits needing inspiration. And so the Powertex Taurus Headdress … Continue reading Powertex Taurus Headdress

Mindfulness Mandala Triptych

Designer: Shell North In this article I will be showing you how to create a Mindfulness Mandala Triptych. I wanted to incorporate one item as my focal point, the product of the month Easy structure paste. Wood was chosen to work on as this is something I haven’t done for a while. Easy structure works … Continue reading Mindfulness Mandala Triptych