While visiting many museums and galleries in St Petersburg and Pushkin (Tsarskoye Selo), I was fortunate to see many beautiful displays of antique porcelain....I was in heaven!!!  During those trips I  worked with professional porcelain artist Alexei Nakhancov, we did a study tour of antique porcelain and techniques through The State Hermitage Museum an ...

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During my recent trip to St Petersburg, Russia, I studied a masterclass with the wonderful ribbon embroidery artist Valentina Razenkova.  Valentina's work is intricately detailed and combined handpainting and ribbon embroidery, and hand embroidery to create the most amazing landscapes and still life compositions.  I was fortunate to learn her own techni ...

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For those of you who might not know, I'm off to St Petersburg this week on an art study trip, read more at my other blog post.  I'm going to find a 30 hour flight really boring, especially if I can't paint or write or do much really, so being the prolific workaholic that I am, I've decided that reading will amuse me, unless I find someone interested to ...

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