Mark Andrew Powell
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  • United Kingdom
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Where do you live ? City, State and Country
Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
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WASPS Artist Studios @ Patriothall, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
I am a .... Example: Student, Maker, Educator, etc.
Craftsman-Artist in metal; silversmith, goldsmith and redsmith.
I come from a family of independent craftsmen dating back at least five generations, most of whom worked in the B'ham Jewellery Quarter. At least one of their workshops is still standing and is pictured on my website.
I decided to go to Art College and study design, There I met my life companion whose family was similar to mine but are painters. We now live and work in the New Town area of Edinburgh.
My workshop is based in the Patriothall artist's complex where I am currently moving from a reasonably large but very full workshop to an even larger studios. Anyone who knows me will be gasping with disbelief at this point or laughing their heads off.
Any way, I will be charting the events of the move with pictures and comments on my website if anyone is interested.
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At 7:30pm on July 22, 2009, Brigitte Martin said…

Just got a new member here on crafthaus from Inverness :-) Fred Black just signed up, he runs a gallery there. Thought that might interest you.

At 2:41pm on July 22, 2009, Nicola Turnbull said…
Hello Mark,
How are you?
I didnt really think you'd make it down to the show, ita a wee bit out your road! its on for two months though if you do find your self in london at some stage.
Thanks for letting me know about the workshop - thats unfortunate. Hope you get it sorted soon!
I've only got afew weeks left at Bishopsland -moving back on the 15th of august. Dave and have got a flat sorted Broughton way!
See you soon
At 11:54am on June 2, 2009, Brigitte Martin said…
I will only consent to a Royal Welcome of all involved promise to roll the Scottish rrrrs and basically just talk unintelligibly. We had a Scottish minister at my husband's Presbyterian church (back in the days when we still went) and I liked him for 3 reasons: 1. The sermons were all mercifully brief; 2. I never understood a word he was saying because of his accent and 3. He claimed that all bagpipes have a microchip implanted so that they all only play 3 pieces of music: Scotland the Brave, Amazing Grace and ACDC's Highway to Hell. Loved that guy.

Ok, so it is duly noted to only be over there for 5 minutes late Spring/ early Summer. Got it. I will be in touch when the time comes so that we can synchronize our watches and meet for tea. Quickly. Looking forward to it already !!

:-) Brigitte
At 5:58am on May 25, 2009, Brigitte Martin said…
Dear Mark:

Thank you very much for your membership payment and support of crafthaus. Your membership is good through 5-15-2011.

I am glad you will continue to join us, good luck with the new shop !
Have a good time !
At 2:27am on April 27, 2009, Nicola Turnbull said…
I seam to hve lost your number! anycahnce you can give me a quick ring
At 3:46pm on April 22, 2009, Nicola Turnbull said…
Morning is great! i'll give you a ring when im on my way! I'll be along about 10.30!
At 4:41am on April 22, 2009, Nicola Turnbull said…
Sounds like fun!
Im about on monday if thats better?
At 4:23am on April 21, 2009, Nicola Turnbull said…
hello Mark! Hows it going?
Im going to be in edinburgh this weekend and was wondering if io could pop by and visit the new workshop?
At 3:26am on February 28, 2009, Nicola Turnbull said…
Thats great mark cheers! ill have a look at them. My grant money is going to those two comparnies so i have to choose the best thing - i was planning to get the vice.

I'll check our the links! Oxford is only 20minit on the train from Reading!

hope your haveing fun in the new workshop!
At 5:34pm on February 26, 2009, Nicola Turnbull said…
Hello Mark, I was hoping you'd give me your proffessional opinon on this drill- folow the link!!!

I have to get my stock from cooksons or walsh - any advice would be much apreciated! cheers!

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