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Creation Story: Mixing Bowl blog week 3
31st March 2020

Genesis 1:6-8 (NRSVA) 6 And God said, ‘Let there be a dome in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters from the waters.’ 7 So God made the dome and separated the waters that were under the dome from the waters that were above the dome. And it was so. 8 […]

Creation Story: Mixing Bowl Blog Week 2
24th March 2020

Reflection on light and dark in the Gen.1 for Mixing Bowl. Genesis 1:3-5 Then God said, ‘Let there be light’; and there was light. And God saw that the light was good; and God separated the light from the darkness. God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening […]

Creation Story: Mixing Bowl Blog Week 1
17th March 2020

Over the next few weeks as we are unable to meet in person we are going to be sharing art, reflections and creative activities every Tuesday to help us keep in touch during this time. From now until after Easter we will be reflecting on the creation story in various ways – so to set […]

Return of the King
18th December 2019

‘I was looking for what was looking for me’ is a line from the song 2009 by the late rapper Mac Miller. It’s a line that I’m personally quite fond of, I feel that there’s a lot in it for just a few words. Perhaps it’s just because it’s a bit vague and quite poetical […]

A farewell from Alison Merritt Smith
20th November 2019

I hope this blog post reaches you well. I wanted to let you know that from Tuesday 26th November 2019 I will no longer working at Shieldfield Art Works (SAW) as I step down from my responsibilities as Director and move into research based practice with William Leech Research Fellowship and new creative projects. I […]

Print and Protest
4th October 2019

Sister Corita Kent is probably my favourite nun and definitely my favourite pop artist. For those that haven’t heard of this wonderful woman, she taught and practised art at the Immaculate Heart College in California in the ‘60s and ‘70s. She produced brightly coloured screen prints often about God and groceries.  Kent’s life and practice […]

Everybody Wants to Be a Cat
19th September 2019

Hello and welcome. I am Benji, I’m the recent graduate of a BA in Illustration and even more recently the intern at Shieldfield Art Works. At three weeks in I would describe my role so far as a witness – learning all that’s going on in this community, watching, questioning and being amazed by it. […]

Mixing Bowl Tenebrae Evening
18th April 2019

Last month at Mixing Bowl, Andii Bowsher put together a reflective evening inspired by the tradition of ‘Tenebrae’ services.  Tenebrae means darkness or shadows, and services are sometimes called ‘A Service of Shadows’. Tenebrae can be seen as prayerful theatre, with ways to recognise the sadness and tragedies of the world within a framework of bittersweet […]

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