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“You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star.”
― Friedrich Nietzsche

Temperatures hit 25 degrees c this weekend so we decided to head to Project Workshops open day before it got a bit too warm! The place is absolutely amazing and we were lucky enough to see some very talented Artists at work throughout the morning.

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We caught a glimpse of Chief Whip Sir George Young photographing the Romsey War Horse which was being worked on right in front of us by Amy Goodman.  She even had the person there who she was using as her muse for the soldier, and it was fascinating to see her make the relevant measurements and adjustments.

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The Romsey War Horse has become possible due to campaigns for a permanent memorial to the thousands of horses shipped into battle during WW1. Romsey in Hampshire has been chosen as the location for this memorial due to the fact that around 120,000 of the horses and mules involved in conflict passed through a depot just outside of the town.

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We also saw the inspiring works of Elaine Peto who is a Ceramiscist based at the workshops. Some of her creations were absolutely amazing, and incredibly unique. Each piece had emotion and attitude and several such as the foxes, even had feathers in their mouths to make them more unique. There were other beautiful creations by other artists too….check out the owls below!

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We watched a live glass-blowing demonstration which never ceases to amaze me. The art of creating those beautiful glass pieces that we saw practically everyday is just incredible. At the workshops, Mark Taylor and David Hill are the Roman Glassmakers and they create reproductions of Ancient Roman vessels completely by hand.

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There was also Robyn Golden-Hann who is a traditionally trained stone-mason. She was there hand carving her latest piece so that visitors could see the efforts that go into making these beautiful carved letters. And not forgetting Marek Woznica who created Metalwork and Jewellery…

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The atmosphere at the workshops was incredible. Everything was light, open and airy and the studios were beautiful settings for showing off all of the individual artists works. Being able to see the Romsey War Horse being worked on as we visited was also a huge bonus.

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Added to all of that, entry was free, parking was simple and easy and the air smelt lovely with the BBQ food provided by Parsonage Farm. It’s just a shame it’ll be another year before they open the doors in such a way again! (Appointments can be made with each individual artist as needed though).

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