COVID-19 Notice.

Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 and the fact that I am fall under the 'at high risk' category, currently instructed by the Govenment and my numerous care teams from the hospital to stay in doors and shield at all costs, then I personally cannot continue at this time be present at my workshop. However as from beginning of june there will be limited opening hours with Julie and others opening shop for viewing and purchases.

As a result until I recieve further notification and advice, from the afore mentioned other than to continue to stay indoors and shield I have no option other than not to be personally present at my workshop at EsecarHeritage Centre. Also affected by my current situation are any talks, workshops, and events that take place in the community. These will not continue until further notice.

If you wish to visit the workshop at Elsecar Hertitage Centre after the end of May, please phone me on 07824813003 before travelling to avoid any dissapointment.

Also this number is available for anyone wishing to call me for any Encaustic Art related quieries and also to make provisional bookings for 2021 and beyond.

Any customers wishing to order online via Amazon or Etsy can still do so - Thank You for your understanding.

What is Encaustic Art?

Wax painting, or – to use its grander title – encaustic art, is a wonderfully simple decorating technique, which gives great results in minutes. Unlike many crafts, it really is as easy as it looks: there are just a few basic techniques to master before you start to produce your own quite spectacular results.

A little history.

Wax painting isn’t as modern as it may appear. In fact, the mummy portraits of Roman Egypt are the earliest examples of encaustic painting known to us – the oldest of them dating from AD 30-40, the latest from about AD 300. Having been preserved by an unusually dry climate, these wonderful pieces of art can be seen in museums all over the world.

Encaustic Art today.

It is only in recent times that new techniques have stimulated a revival of interest in the subject, Michael Bossom experimented with the form, to develop many of the tools and much of the equipment now available to write two books on the subject. Today many encaustic artists use a small flat iron, stylus, hotplate, heat gun and coloured bees wax blocks to create the vibrant art work you see before you has been created by artist Brian Nelson.