Monday, 25 February 2013

Handmade Arcade returns to the West Quarter!

The superhero of Exeter's Indie Art fairs returns this Saturday 2nd March to the cavern that is McCoy's Arcade! Join us to see what local makers have been making, listen to some fine tunes from some locally found musicians and explore the wonders of Fore Street and the streets beyond.

Whilst wondering what the Handmade Arcade community have been up to - we received this fascinating email from Devon based Barry John - you can wonder through his mind here

"I've been working on my Dogū for a while and am pleased to say they are now ready. Mine is from the Ebisuda area of Japan. Dated to the Jomon period 14,000-400 BC the 
Dogū have bewildered archaeologists for years until the great Erich von Daniken blew the lid on the contact between early man and ancient astronauts. 

Mine was sculpt in clay and cast in high quality herculite plaster. Each is hand painted in a variety of colours for a natural stone finish. 

My other new discovery I can't really take credit for. On a lovely Valentines walk along the Jurassic coast with my lady we stumbled across a fossilised Fairy. We were amazed! It was in pretty rough condition but after some cleaning up I decided to share the find by creating a mould and offering it up to the good folk of Devon. 

Of course I still have plenty of dia de los muertos style skulls, necromancer dip pens and framed dessicated fairys. I might even bring along a few original sculpture if I can squeeze them in.

I hope you like the pic's and new work. Really looking forward to catching up with everyone."

You can catch Barry and his interesting discovery's at McCoys Arcade this Saturday from 10-5pm as well as a host of other Indie Artists live music and great locally sourced food from McCoys Cafe!

See you there - Stay warm,


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