lorna crane workshop

Hand Made Brushes and Mark Making with Lorna Crane

Course Overview

For over two years I have been making handmade brushes in a variety of mediums in all shapes and sizes. From gathering native fibres, found materials, feathers and cotton then binding onto pre-loved brush handles, twigs, driftwood and bamboo it became apparent that each brush held its own story.

It was my intent to push mark making further by creating a more personalised approach to my own visual lexicon. By using the brushes it was like unlocking a secret with the reveal of the first marks that each could make once dipped in ink. Some marks were delicate, others calligraphic or formed repeat patterns while others made unique bold and strong marks.

It became obvious to me through this form of exploration that artists have this inherent and instinctual desire to create their own unique visual language through a variety of mediums – the act of making the marks maps new territory.

My workshops are a process that takes each individual on a journey – beginning with the making of rudimentary hand made brushes and discovering a synergy within – then the experimentation in its many forms follows – from the first marks to working in 2D on paper or cloth, making artist books and exploring the making of objects through assemblage.

Materials List


Workshop Terms

While our fibre art workshops are usually held in the gallery's historically significant workshop space, the workshop venue may change according to the needs and wishes of the artist tutor. Likewise, the times of the workshops may vary depending on the type of workshop and its presentation.

Timeless Textiles Gallery will, at its own discretion, where a participant is unable to attend a fibre art workshop, an exchange or credit note will be made available or a refund of the  deposit or payment in accordance with the following Workshop Refund Policy.

Major commitments must be met, and in fairness to all, the policy concerning the refund is:
Cancellations 3 months prior to workshop date - refund 80% fees paid
Cancellations 2 months prior to workshop date- refund 50% fees paid.
Cancellations 1 month prior to workshop date- no refund.


12 - 14 Feb 2018


8:00 am - 6:00 pm