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Jo Mabbutt (Decorative Fine Art)

  • respected decorative artist from Surrey
  • specialises in experimental surface decoration (textiles, paper and furniture)
  • combines traditional gilding, hand printing and painting to create beautiful contemporary pieces
  • teaches also at West Dean on the South Coast
  • NADFAS (Arts Society) lecturer

Jo teaches the authentic approach to her craft and has a deep understanding along with sustained experience of the world of exhibitions and how creative crafts are both taught and developed.We drag her all the way up from Surrey, normally linking two courses together so those who want to can benefit from a longer exposure to her genuine specialist knowledge.

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“A great course with lots to learn & ‘do’. Please come back.”
“Absolutely fabulous! Wonderful tutor & loads of lovely people. Fantastic food & accommodation. Had a wonderful time”
“Excellent!! Please invite her back.”
“Fabulous course. Full of variety & interest. Great tutor. Please have her back for another w/e”
“Jo was very generous with her time & the imparting of her skills”
“My first visit to Higham. I would love to come again”
“Really enjoyed the course & company.”
“Tutor really know her stuff and was excellent.”
“Jo was a great tutor.”

November 2020


November 3rd at 11:00 to 12:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

A 500th Anniversary Talk - In 1520 Henry VIII and Francis 1 met to ratify an Anglo-French alliance and the betrothal of Princess Mary to the French Dauphin. An entourage of 6,000 each descended on a field near Calais for 18 days to display the skill and splendour of each King and country. Jo Mabbutt will tell you how the English achieved this spectacular event. Jo Mabbutt (Surrey www.highamhall.com/jo-mabbutt) Special Event: £22 inc. Lunch

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November 3rd at 18:30 to November 6th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Master a range of metallic media including real metal leaf, metallic transfer foils and metallic powders for flat and textured surfaces – suitable for use on a variety of artwork including paint, collage, print and card. Explore colouring and texturing techniques, layer and distress samples, and embellish your own artwork. Jo Mabbutt (Surrey www.highamhall.com/jo-mabbutt) Residential: £335 Non-residential: £234 (materials at cost)

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