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Interview with Carlotta Barrow

Carlotta’s story is so full, so varied, so surprising and so wonderful, where to begin? At beginning, and go on till the end as the King said to Alice. She
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Interview with Chris Davenport

Chris Davenport, formerly Dowding, came to Wareham and opened the Acanthus Gallery several years ago. The gallery changed hands and has now moved to West Street but Chris still lives
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Interview with Gina Marshall

It is lines, especially black lines that flow round Gina Marshall’s brain and on to her Bockingford paper. Her jolly flowing doodle art drawings make her arguably the most instantly
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Interview with Moira Purver

Moira Purver was born in Leith and went to school in Morningside in Edinburgh. She always wanted to do art and had time on her side in the upper sixth,
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Interview with Monica Hawley

Monica Hawley’s artistic career has included working in a drawing office designing printed circuits, deciding at age 28 to take a degree in Graphic Design. (‘I would have done fine
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Interview with Roger Lockey

Roger’s early story begins with a fine art degree from Leeds but the light didn’t go on till the teacher training diploma at Brighton. His Polish father in law, a
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Interview with Sue Lansbury

Sue Lansbury has always been a maker. Her father, blinded in the war, was a woodworker, so she quickly got the idea that it was natural to create, whatever your
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Interview: Alice James

Today (11.5.15) Alice James was awarded a John Flower PAW bursary, and it seemed a good time for an interview. Alice graduated from Kingston University in 2004 with a degree
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Interview: Andy Farrer

All you budding PAW photographers out there here’s a tip for you, in early October each year the sunrise has moved south enough to be photographed at many of the
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Interview: Angelika Seik

If you want to visit the best mini sculpture trail in Purbeck you have to go to venue 24, the garden of Angelika Seik, she is a stone carver and
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Interview: Fiona Kelly

By the age of 12 Fiona Kelly knew she wanted to be a potter. It took her till 21 to go to evening classes and she is still going strong,
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Interview: Jenny Cufflin

Jenny’s journey to Swanage began in Kent, her artistic talents were honed in Hertfordshire. Having previously studied languages, needing a focus for the week after her children went to school
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Interview: Lucy Tidbury

Lucy Tidbury was destined to be an artist. Her father was one, her school recognised her talent early and she went through GCSE, A level, foundation course at Bournemouth, and
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Interview: Phil Hill

While working for BT in the seventies Phil Hill taught himself to paint by copying many of Turner’s later works. He was so good by the end of it that
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Interview: Rachel Fooks

We are back in Corfe Castle with brochure cover winner, Rachel Fooks, who is no newcomer to the area. Her family goes back generations putting Purbeck firmly in her DNA.
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Interview: Robin Claridge

Robin Claridge is Chairman of the PAW Trustees for 2015, he is also a Silversmith of over 20 years standing. In the 90’s at South Hill Park, Bracknell, he found
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Interview: Sally Maltby

If you want a view, maybe THE view of Swanage, then Sally has it. This is a blue sunshiny February day and she welcomes PAW into her gorgeous little house
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Talking to artist Ian Harris

It was early February when PAW visited Ian ‘Teach’ Harris and it was cold in his shop/studio in East Street Corfe Castle, 16th century Blacksmith’s tend not to be centrally
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Talking to Dawn Newlove

Schools have certainly improved since your reporter was at one, admittedly over half a century ago. Swanage school is modern, spacious and friendly, and the art department has a wonderful
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Talking to Laura Evans

From ancient midges to modern stunning prints. Yes, it is a hard one but the Laura Evans story gives us the links. A decade or so ago Laura, the latest
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Talking to Paul Barton

Today your PAW reporter had a good day visiting the courtyard Clock House at Encombe, situated in the stunning ‘Golden Bowl’. Within minutes Paul Barton and I were immersed in
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Talking to Richard Hooke

When one of Richard’s old workmates caught up with him recently, he was greeted by “Are you still causing trouble?” He was pleased with that. A grammar school boy from
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Talking with Fran Quinlan

When Fran Quinlan was studying an art foundation course at Sir John Cass her tutor suggested that if she took up illustration or graphic design she would be doing what
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Talking with Suzanne Dominy

Suzanne Dominy was a mental health nurse who became fascinated with her colleagues practicing Art Therapy, so much so that after having her family she went to Bournemouth College of
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