Sunday, 27 July 2014

Making lizards with Judit Pocs

This week I had the great pleasure of attending a 2 day workshop with the lovely Judit Pocs :)  Not only is Judit amazingly talented, but she is a very good tutor!  My advice - if you get a chance to take a workshop with Judit, don't think about it just sign up and do it!  
Judit's lizard (stunning colours!)
A slightly smaller version of the ones we were to make :)
I didn't take many photos while I was there.. I was too busy taking it all in, making notes and getting on with things.  I did manage to snap a few though :)

Covering my resist.. purple inside
with red and green bits added as the layers went on
getting rubbed well prior to rolling
It took a long time to build our lizards.. we were all felting like fiends through day 2 to try and finish.. I'm not sure how many were completely finished, but I do know that mine wasn't quite. Here are a few pics showing some of the lovely lizards produced by the end of day 2

I hope nobody minds me picturing their lizards here..
 if you do please shout out and I'll take 'em off
It was a really good couple of days!  Spent in the company of a group of lovely and very talented felters.. it was so nice to just spend time with people who love felting as much as I do.  The course was at Felt in the Factory which is just over an hours drive away from me.. I stayed overnight at the Factory and it was very nice.  Judit and Angela (hello Angela :) were also staying there so we got more chances to chat :).  I was really glad to be staying there 'cos I got to spend extra time in the studio working on my lizard.. I did an extra 2 hours in the evening to try and catch up - I was the slow kid in the group I think.  But I was back on track for the next day so everything was ok :)  

Next time.. a finished lizard 


Zdolność-tworzenia said...

Przepiękne. Od dawna mam w zamierzeniach wykonać gekona.

Gill said...

Wow! They are fabulous! I love the colours and have they all got open mouths too?! Thank you for sharing and looking forward to seeing the finished lizard. Any ideas for names?

Susi Ryan said...

How lucky you are! I am a huge admirer of Judit's work and wish I could come to Europe to take a course with her. Your lizard is lovely.

FeltersJourney said...

Thank you Zdolnosc-tworzenia x

Susi, Judit's work is even more beautiful in real life.. if you get chance to attend a workshop jump at it, you'll love it! x

Gill, that where we cut them to get the resist out. They all look so very different don't they? x

CLAUDIA said...

Oh yes, Judith is a very great artist and a very nice person! I also had the chance to take part of her lizard-workshop, a couple of years ago. It is a hard and long work and i should as well finish my lizard at home.

Unknown said...

Wow, fantastic work and idea in general! all lizards are amazing.

FeltersJourney said...

Thanks :) Yes they are very cleverly made!