Biteabout Arts

Dave Sage

Dave Sage

Friday, 11 July 2014 00:00

Biteabout

Biteabout Farm is a North Northumbrian smallholding consisting of over 7 acres of permanent pasture. It was formally known as Coalshank (sited near to Biteabout Colliery) and also The Red Lion Inn ...'a troublesome little pub' until the 1940s. Badly neglected in more recent years, we took it on in 2002 and started its transformation. With far more work needed than initially anticipated, renovation is still ongoing, but nearing completion. I am now working in my studio and have a program of workshops on offer here.

We are currently building up a small flock of Shetland cross sheep for their fleece. I have planted a small willow plot and am adding to it every year.

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Anna Turnbull

After graduating with a BA(Hons) Fine Art at Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts, London in 1988, I returned home to Northumberland to work as a photographic artist and silversmith. In 1994 I trained to teach whilst continuing on my own creative journey.

I started experimenting with the many processes in the making of felt in 2005. I fell in love with its versatility, being able to paint with a varied palette of dyed wools, create something delicate and ephemeral using fine wools and silks, or use more sculptural techniques to form vessels.

In 2008 I was introduced to the many varieties of coloured willows grown locally for basketry and the traditional techniques used to work with them. It excited me and I started using these to create vessels and sculptural forms.

In 2011 I set up Biteabout Arts with the intention of creating unique items for sale and delivering a variety of art and craft workshops. We have been renovating the buildings at our smallholding to provide a working environment and somewhere to deliver workshops. 

Monday, 07 July 2014 00:00

Willow Curlew

Anna working on a willow sculpture of a curlew.

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Willow Tree House

Willow Tree House description

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Country Skib

Country Skib description

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Willow Tree House

Willow Tree House description

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Salmon

Salmon description

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Squash Vessels

Felt Vessels, Chinese lantern and squashes. Merino and Corriedale wools with silk.

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Crocus Shawl

Crocus shawl, merino wool and silk.

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Blue Wrap

Blue wrap, merino wool and silk.

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Friday July 11

The Durham Miner

The Durham Miner, commissioned by The Woodland Trust and made in partnership with Ruth Thompson.

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The Durham Miner

The Durham Miner, commissioned by The Woodland Trust and made in partnership with Ruth Thompson.
Friday July 11

Emily Wilding Davison

Emily Wilding Davison commissioned by Morpeth Town Council.

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Emily Wilding Davison

Emily Wilding Davison commissioned by Morpeth Town Council.
Friday July 11

Miner

Commissioned by The Woodland Trust and made in partnership with Ruth Thompson.

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Miner

Commissioned by The Woodland Trust and made in partnership with Ruth Thompson.
Friday July 11

The Miner's Wife

The Miner’s Wife, commissioned by The Woodland Trust. Made in partnership with Ruth Thompson.

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The Miner's Wife

The Miner’s Wife, commissioned by The Woodland Trust. Made in partnership with Ruth Thompson.
Tuesday October 07

Easterside Academy Hare, Middlesbrough

Made with the help of Key Stage 2 pupils.

625 hits

Easterside Academy Hare, Middlesbrough

Made with the help of Key Stage 2 pupils.
Tuesday October 07

Easterside Academy Deer, Middlesbrough

Sculptures made with pupils in Key Stages 1 & 2 in partnership with Ruth Thompson.

730 hits

Easterside Academy Deer, Middlesbrough

Sculptures made with pupils in Key Stages 1 & 2 in partnership with Ruth Thompson.
Tuesday October 07

Children helping to make the dragon at Easterside Academy, Middlesbrough

Sculptures made with pupils in Key Stages 1 & 2 in partnership with Ruth Thompson.

605 hits

Children helping to make the dragon at Easterside Academy, Middlesbrough

Sculptures made with pupils in Key Stages 1 & 2 in partnership with Ruth Thompson.
Tuesday October 07

Easterside Academy Fox, Middlesbrough

Sculptures made with pupils in Key Stages 1 & 2 in partnership with Ruth Thompson.

441 hits

Easterside Academy Fox, Middlesbrough

Sculptures made with pupils in Key Stages 1 & 2 in partnership with Ruth Thompson.
Thursday November 13

Berwick Hills Primary School Willow Sculptures

Sculptures made with pupils in Key Stages 1 & 2 in partnership with Ruth Thompson.

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Berwick Hills Primary School Willow Sculptures

Sculptures made with pupils in Key Stages 1 & 2 in partnership with Ruth Thompson.
Tuesday April 21

Willow Curlew Commissioned by Northumberland National Park

To demonstrate the support of Northumberland National Park for our Sheep Tales Event at The…

688 hits

Willow Curlew Commissioned by Northumberland National Park

To demonstrate the support of Northumberland National Park for our Sheep Tales Event at The…
Wednesday July 15

Willow Hens, Harlow Green Primary School, Gateshead

Sculptures made with pupils in Key Stages 1 & 2 in partnership with Ruth Thompson.

574 hits

Willow Hens, Harlow Green Primary School, Gateshead

Sculptures made with pupils in Key Stages 1 & 2 in partnership with Ruth Thompson.
Wednesday December 30

Durham Miner Mark 2

Commissioned by The Woodland Trust, in partnership with Ruth Thompson we remade the Durham Miner.…

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Durham Miner Mark 2

Commissioned by The Woodland Trust, in partnership with Ruth Thompson we remade the Durham Miner.…
Sunday July 02

Weavers Court Pheasant, Alnwick

Made with volunteers at Weavers Court, Alnwick with Ruth Thompson

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Weavers Court Pheasant, Alnwick

Made with volunteers at Weavers Court, Alnwick with Ruth Thompson
Sunday July 02

Ferryman, South Hylton Primary School, Sunderland

Made with the children of South Hylton Primary School, Sunderland, with Ruth Thompson. Metalwork by…

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Ferryman, South Hylton Primary School, Sunderland

Made with the children of South Hylton Primary School, Sunderland, with Ruth Thompson. Metalwork by…

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