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

Starry, starry night

Designed by Jinny Holt This month we were asked to create a piece, inspired by one of our favourite artists. Not an easy task for me as I have quite a few to choose from, Georgia O'keeffe, Vincent Van Gogh, Edvard Munch, to name but a few. Then there are artists who I admire and … Continue reading Starry, starry night

Van Gogh Inspired Powertex

This article is about how my favourite artist influences what I create with Powertex. Gosh, making this choice was as tricky as choosing a design from one of my fellow Powertex design team members. The main three artists I whittled it down to were Vincent Van Gogh, Lucian Freud and Frida Kahlo.  Swirly patterns reminiscent … Continue reading Van Gogh Inspired Powertex

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

Powertex planets canvas art

Designer - Kore Sage Powertex planets are a fun and easy canvas project to try. It doesn't take much in the way of supplies and if you've used stencils or masks before you're half way there! With Powertex you really can use basic techniques for amazing results. Powertex planets canvas art by Kore Sage Materials … Continue reading Powertex planets canvas art

Planet in the Night Sky

A fantasy planet Designer - Jill Cullum Powertex Planet in the Night Sky by Jill Cullum For my planet in the night sky, inspiration came from warm summer nights, sat in the garden, looking out for shooting stars. I decided to try and replicate one of the planets. Hmmm, once started though, my imagination overtook … Continue reading Planet in the Night Sky

The Northern Lights in Powertex

Northern Lights using Powertex Designer: Donna Mcghie In this article I will show you how to recreate my interpretation of the Northern Lights using Powertex. The Northern Lights, or Aurora Borealis have always fascinated me. Like the ocean which was the inspiration for my last blog, they have that ethereal, slightly unworldly quality. They are … Continue reading The Northern Lights in Powertex

A kelp forest – under the sea

Kelp Forest by Fiona Potter

It was a beautiful, clear blue sky morning in the glorious heat of Summer 2018 we arrived at Porthgwarra Beach in far west Cornwall just as the tide was receding.  It’s such a beautiful cove and we kept spotting something in the water around the rocks and went to investigate.  It was a whole area … Continue reading A kelp forest – under the sea

Under The Sea Powertex Sculptures

Powertex shark by Donna Mcgghie

By Donna Mcghie What lies under the sea can be both beautiful and terrifying in equal measure. I decided to make my own homage to the 1970’s film Jaws for my first underwater sculpture for this article. Thanks to this film I always feel a primeval sense of unease when swimming in deep water, and … Continue reading Under The Sea Powertex Sculptures

Powertex Ammonite Light

Powertex Ammonite Light

Designer:  Jill Cullum My Inspiration for an under the sea light This article is very much influenced by my love of the beach. I spent several years with the beach on my doorstep, where I regularly enjoyed early morning walks. And was the inspiration for my Powertex Ammonite Light. I particularly loved the changing moods … Continue reading Powertex Ammonite Light