Events and Exhibitions
28th February to 5th March 2023 - Riverhouse Barn ARTS CENTRE, Walton on Thames
Susan Blandford, Isabel Gomes and Maria Morris collaborate to bring you their unique talents and creative art pieces to fill your living or work space, heart, mind and soul.
Join us to calm your chaos, lighten your day to day burdens and energise your moment. Our natural art work allows you to use all your senses to enjoy the healing power of nature. Connect to your core of calm. Regain a sense of wholeness again through our artistic work.
Talking Tree 19 October to 2 November 2022
Fine Art Crochet Artist Susan Blandford welcomes you to view Floral Bliss. This artwork was developed as a response to the Farnham University of Creative Art Masters and PHD students' 2019 research trip to Japan.
Thrilled to visit Kenrokuen Gardens, with its vision of natural shrubs and Yukitsuri frameworks. Inspiring Floral Bliss, a rope crochet panel interweaving crochet yarn, Japanese indigo dyed fine cotton and wire floral hyperbolic planes, stitched with Kintsugi style gold thread, supported on a vintage ladder, evoking images from the gardens.
Susan creates contemporary crochet sculptural, pictorial and functional pieces featuring hyperbolic planes in a myriad of materials. Juxtaposing music and crochet developing diverse fine art crochet pieces with the working title of 'Finding My Voice'.
Thank you for viewing my Fine Art Crochet, I look forward to creating further exhibitions at the Talking Tree Gallery Café in 2023.
Traditional crochet and contemporary Fine Art Crochet creator, tutor and exhibitor.
Please visit the Talking Tree Eco Café / Gallery, Staines Upon Thames, to view this piece from October 19th to November 2nd 2022.
Talking Tree is a Climate Emergency Centre that has been developed by a group of volunteers concerned about the changing climate and biodiversity loss. Talking Tree provides a venue for local people to meet, to share information and ideas about how we can build a stronger, more resilient community in Spelthorne and the surrounding area.
Talking Tree is at 91, High Street, Staines Upon Thames, TW18 4PQ and our café is open 10:30 – 15:30, Wednesday to Friday and 10:00-15:30 on Saturday, serving vegetarian/vegan food, teas, coffee and cakes.
They also offer a wide range of events at Talking Tree. For details of upcoming events visit their Whats On page.
2022 - South Hill Park Arts Centre - 26 February to 3 April
2022 - Crafts Study Centre, Farnham UCA - 4 January to 26 March
2021 - Oxmarket Gallery, Chichester - 13 to 18 April
2020 - Making Matters Pop up Shop
5th - 23rd December 2020 - 3-4 Lion & Lamb Courtyard, Farnham, GU9 7LL
2020 - Pop up Exhibition/Pre Concert Presentation featuring Crescendo and The Voice
12th March 2020 - Royal Holloway University of London, Windsor Building, Egham, Surrey, TWw20 0EX
2020 - Solo Exhibition Crescendo and The Voice
21st January - 3rd March 2020 - Bloomsbury Design, Judd Street London WC1H
2019 - Heathland Artworks
(Continuing as a permanent feature in The Learning Zone)
RSPB Old Frensham Rd, Farnham GU10 3PT
2019 - Connected
The Makers Art Collective - Oxo tower Gallery London. September 2019
2019 - Graduation Exhibition
James Hockey Gallery, UCA Farnham, August 2019
2018 - Craft Study Centre Exhibition
UCA Farnham May 2018
2018- OPEN Textile Exhibition
Sheep Shed Gallery, Weyhill, Hampshire SP11 OQN. March 2018