Twigpencils – ‘The Delicate Art of Pencil Making’
Welcome to twigpencils by Roger Plant based in Worcestershire. First a brief history of how my unique twigpencils art and crafts workshops and demonstrations have developed over twenty one years. Countless children,teenagers and adult visitors have participated in the making of a pencil from a twig. After each twig pencil making and personalising process each participant tests their pencil, either by writing or drawing on the quality drawing paper provided.
My pencil making ‘stand. I like to think of it as installation art combining performance art, ‘popping-up’ at diverse events and venues throughout England, North Wales and South Wales. I have recently taken a few years out from regular bookings but now I’m in the process of un-retiring.
Installation art. An artistic genre of three-dimensional works that often are site-specific and designed to transform the perception of a space. Occasionally a vocal and perceptive child participant would comment that “everything is made of wood”. The tools and equipment I use, and indeed the pencil itself, are predominantly made from wood. Species include elm, ash, hazel, willow.
I’ll be posting again soon – added images and video to follow.
To find out more please feel free to contact me.