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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 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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“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.”

Upcoming Courses

November 2017


November 1st at 18:30 to November 3rd at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Use real metal leaf, metallic transfer foil and metallic powders to create bold images and intriguing backgrounds. Print and stencil with metallic varnishes and waxes to produce interesting card designs and textures. Colour metal leaf and experiment with metallic transfer foil for striking patterns and designs which can be cut and punched-out for embellishments and backgrounds. Hot tips for professional layout, layering and combinations. Jo Mabbutt (Surrey www.highamhall.com/jjp-mabbutt) Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162 (Materials at cost)

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