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The Bottle Kiln Stories & Poems

 

 

COVER MASTERApril 2018 saw the co-authored publication of an additional collection of poems and short stories for us: The Bottle Kiln. As suggested the stories are narrative fictions, the poems more like poetic narratives that hover as they do, somewhere between poetry and prose. Each page carries an illustration either in the form of a photo-graphic or drawing. As described on the back cover, among themes taken on are: loves lost; tyrannical bosses; possibly the wettest water in the North; humongous legendary fish; real factory apprentices; local land marks; canals and edible delicacies; errant paperboys; wannabe guitar heroes; and even the supernatural as the authors explore our experiences of growing up, working and living in the Potteries and the wider North-West.  Available from Waterstones.

Nantwich Bookshop

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June 24th 2016: talk and demo at Nantwich Bookshop CW5 5AS went well, with some excellent food ‘rustled up’ by Denise and Steve and a chance for me to explain to a captive and very patient audience what they might find enjoyable about drawing from a figure, and why I find it such as self-revealing experience. Dropped on top of a bit of (rather shaky) prep live drawing was my bookshop-related piece: ‘myth: the last book on Earth’. The talk inpart to promote The Truth about Watercolour and The Truth about Drawing books series.

 

 

 

 

watercolour books

Around 2 years on from the publication of the first in the The Truth about Watercolour book series, thse books are proving to be more popular than ever among those keen to improve their watercolour techniques…

“A radical new departure in grass-roots indie on-demand publishing – expert guidance, authentic content, clearly written, beautifully designed.” Watercolour books created by Weaver Designs, each book contains three step-by-step practical projects devised for the mixed ability students of the artist’s watercolour classes. There are landscape projects (mostly but not exclusively based on UK subjects) as well as still lives. They cover traditional techniques such as laying washes, wet in wet, wet on dry, lifting out, dry brush and so on, as well as more contemporary and experimental techniques, such as stencilling & printing-on. Including as they do both the triumphs and tribulations encountered by the artist along the way, projects are presented with absolute sincerity in unrivalled depth and clarity. If you’re really into watercolour, these step-by-step pictorial guides are for you.”

 

watercolour booksThe Truth About Watercolour book 1 by Nicholas Ferenczy ISBN 978-0-9928803-0-9 52 pages with over 120 colour illustrations, two 30+ step projects and one shorter project, all with highly-detailed instructions to guide you, as well as sound advice on materials, stretching paper and a helpful glossary of terms used. £8.50 (not incl. postage) £9.95 incl. postage in UK €15.00 incl. postage Europe $22.50 incl. postage US

watercolour books

To place an order use the email address in the header image. We can then contact you to arrange payment (preferably by cheque). Your order will be dispatched to you by return post, wherever you are. (Please note that the cover price does not include postage.) Alternatively, buy the books on-line through Waterstones or Amazon.

watercolour techniquesThe Truth About Watercolour book 2 by Nicholas Ferenczy ISBN 978-0-9928803-1-6 55 pages with over 120 colour illustrations, three 30+ step projects, all with highly-detailed instructions to guide you, as well as sound advice on materials, colour theory and a helpful glossary of terms used. £8.50 (not incl. postage) £9.95 incl. postage in UK €15.00 incl. postage rest of Europe $22.50 incl. postage US

watercolour books

To place an order use the email address in the header image. We can then contact you to arrange payment (preferably by cheque). Your order will be dispatched to you by return post, wherever you are. (Please note that the cover price does not include postage.) Alternatively, buy the books on-line through Waterstones or Amazon.

watercolour booksThe Truth About Watercolour book 3 by Nicholas Ferenczy ISBN 978-0-9928803-2-3 68 pages with over 140 colour illustrations, three 30+ step projects all with highly-detailed instructions to guide you, as well as advice on materials, colour theory and a helpful glossary of terms used. £8.50 (not incl. postage) £9.95 incl. postage in UK €15.00 incl. postage rest of Europe $22.50 incl. postage US

watercolour books

To place an order use the email address in the header image. We can then contact you to arrange payment (preferably by cheque). Your order will be dispatched to you by return post, wherever you are. (Please note that the cover price does not include postage.) Alternatively, buy the books on-line through Waterstones or Amazon.

watercolour booksThe Truth About Watercolour book 4 by Nicholas Ferenczy ISBN 978-0-9928803-3-0 68 pages with over 140 colour illustrations, two 30+ step projects and one shorter project, all with highly-detailed instructions to guide you, as well as advice on materials, colour theory and a helpful glossary of terms used. £8.50 (not incl. postage) £9.95 incl. postage in UK €15.00 incl. postage rest of Europe $22.50 incl. postage US

watercolour books

To place an order use the email address in the header image. We can then contact you to arrange payment (preferably by cheque). Your order will be dispatched to you by return post, wherever you are. (Please note that the cover price does not include postage.) Alternatively, buy the books on-line through Waterstones or Amazon.

buy online WaterstonesThe Truth About Watercolour book 5 by Nicholas Ferenczy ISBN 978-0-9928803-4-7 67 pages with over 140 colour illustrations, two 30+ step projects and one shorter project, all with highly-detailed instructions to guide you, as well as advice on materials (brushes and colour mixing charts) and a helpful glossary of terms used. £8.50 (not incl. postage) £9.95 incl. postage in UK €15.00 incl. postage rest of Europe $22.50 incl. postage US

watercolor techniques

 

To place an order use the email address in the header image. We can then contact you to arrange payment (preferably by cheque). Your order will be dispatched to you by return post, wherever you are. (Please note that the cover price does not include postage.) Alternatively, buy the books on-line through Waterstones or Amazon.

the truth about watercolour book 6

The Truth About Watercolour book 6 by Nicholas Ferenczy ISBN 978-0-9928803-5-4 72 pages with over 150 colour illustrations, four step-by-step projects, all with highly-detailed instructions to guide you, as well a ‘compendium of techniques’ – a round up of all the techniques used so far, plus a few extra ones, the last 4 colour mixing charts to complete the set and a helpful glossary of terms used. Completing the introductory course as it does, book 6 leads the way into more advanced projects to follow in books 7 and beyond. £8.50 (not incl. postage) £9.95 incl. postage in UK €15.00 incl. postage rest of Europe $22.50 incl. postage US

watercolour techniques

 

To place an order use the email address in the header image. We can then contact you to arrange payment (preferably by cheque). Your order will be dispatched to you by return post, wherever you are. (Please note that the cover price does not include postage.) Alternatively, buy the books on-line through Waterstones or Amazon.

 

 

4 New Titles for 2015

drawing techniques2015 saw an especially busy year for Weaver Designs with 4 new titles added to our booklist.

In March came the first in our new list of drawing books: The Truth about Drawing book 1 ISBN: 978-0-9928803-6-1.

A stimulating blend of the philosophy of visual art and 10 practical art projects spread over 104 pages in full colour, The Truth about Drawing book 1 gives expert guidance as well as showing the progress of students from a real class working through the projects for themselves. This is a totally new concept in art books – another first from micro indie grassroots publisher, Weaver Designs.

April saw the launch of the sixth book in The Truth about Watercolour series…

the truth about watercolour book 6

The Truth About Watercolour book 6 by Nicholas Ferenczy ISBN 978-0-9928803-5-4 72 pages with over 150 colour illustrations, four step-by-step projects, all with highly-detailed instructions to guide you, as well a ‘compendium of techniques’ – a round-up of all the techniques used so far, plus a few extra ones, the final 4 colour mixing charts to complete the set and a helpful glossary of terms used. Completing the introductory course as it does, book 6 leads the way into more advanced projects to follow in book 7 and beyond.

oscar the pike & other potteries poemsWith November came a new departure for Weaver Designs – our first work of fiction - Oscar the Pike & other (Potteries) Poems ISBN 978-0-9928803-7-8 by Nicholas Ferenczy. This 72pp-book contains 9 poems, some based on the (Staffordshire) Potteries and all illustrated with a combination of digital graphics and drawings.

9780992880385In December, hot on Oscar’s heels (or caudal fin, more correctly!) came the second drawing book in the series. The Truth about Drawing book 2 ISBN: 978-09928803-8-5 accompanying the second year of a practcial course in drawing (along with The Truth about Drawing book 1) as it does, the book presents another 10 practical drawing projects (including one on drawing from the figure) over 100 pages all in full colour.

All our titles have been very well-received and we can’t wait to see what 2016 will hold for us and for our readers. Wishing you well!W D logo1

 

 

The Truth about Watercolour book 5

Did you know  there are now 5 books available in The Truth about Watercolour series?

The Truth about Watercolour book 5 by Nicholas Ferenczy ISBN 978-0-9928803-4-7
67 pages with over 140 colour illustrations, two 30+ step projects and one shorter project, all with highly-detailed instructions to guide you, as well as advice on materials (brushes and colour mixing charts) and a helpful glossary of terms used.
£8.50 (not incl. postage)
£9.95 incl. postage in UK
€15.00 incl. postage rest of Europe
$22.50 incl. postage US
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To place an order see ‘Contact Us’. We can then contact you to arrange payment (preferably by cheque). Your order will be dispatched to you by return post, wherever you are. (Please note that the cover price does not include postage.) Alternatively, buy the books on-line through Waterstones or Amazon.

watercolour books

watercolour books

water colour techniques

 

“A radical new departure in grass-roots indie on-demand publishing – expert guidance, authentic content, clearly written, beautifully designed.” Watercolour books created by Weaver Designs, each book contains three step-by-step practical projects devised for the mixed ability students of the artist’s watercolour classes. There are landscape projects (mostly but not exclusively based on UK subjects) as well as still lives. They cover traditional techniques such as laying washes, wet in wet, wet on dry, lifting out, dry brush and so on, as well as more contemporary and experimental techniques, such as stencilling & printing-on. Including as they do both the triumphs and tribulations encountered by the artist along the way, projects are presented with absolute sincerity in unrivalled depth and clarity. If you’re really into watercolour, these step-by-step pictorial guides are for you.”

 

watercolour booksThe Truth About Watercolour book 1 by Nicholas Ferenczy ISBN 978-0-9928803-0-9 52 pages with over 120 colour illustrations, two 30+ step projects and one shorter project, all with highly-detailed instructions to guide you, as well as sound advice on materials, stretching paper and a helpful glossary of terms used. £8.50 (not incl. postage) £9.95 incl. postage in UK €15.00 incl. postage Europe $22.50 incl. postage US

watercolour books

To place an order use the email address in the header image. We can then contact you to arrange payment (preferably by cheque). Your order will be dispatched to you by return post, wherever you are. (Please note that the cover price does not include postage.) Alternatively, buy the books on-line through Waterstones or Amazon.

watercolour techniquesThe Truth About Watercolour book 2 by Nicholas Ferenczy ISBN 978-0-9928803-1-6 55 pages with over 120 colour illustrations, three 30+ step projects, all with highly-detailed instructions to guide you, as well as sound advice on materials, colour theory and a helpful glossary of terms used. £8.50 (not incl. postage) £9.95 incl. postage in UK €15.00 incl. postage rest of Europe $22.50 incl. postage US

watercolour books

To place an order use the email address in the header image. We can then contact you to arrange payment (preferably by cheque). Your order will be dispatched to you by return post, wherever you are. (Please note that the cover price does not include postage.) Alternatively, buy the books on-line through Waterstones or Amazon.

watercolour booksThe Truth About Watercolour book 3 by Nicholas Ferenczy ISBN 978-0-9928803-2-3 68 pages with over 140 colour illustrations, three 30+ step projects all with highly-detailed instructions to guide you, as well as advice on materials, colour theory and a helpful glossary of terms used. £8.50 (not incl. postage) £9.95 incl. postage in UK €15.00 incl. postage rest of Europe $22.50 incl. postage US

watercolour books

To place an order use the email address in the header image. We can then contact you to arrange payment (preferably by cheque). Your order will be dispatched to you by return post, wherever you are. (Please note that the cover price does not include postage.) Alternatively, buy the books on-line through Waterstones or Amazon.

watercolour booksThe Truth About Watercolour book 4 by Nicholas Ferenczy ISBN 978-0-9928803-3-0 68 pages with over 140 colour illustrations, two 30+ step projects and one shorter project, all with highly-detailed instructions to guide you, as well as advice on materials, colour theory and a helpful glossary of terms used. £8.50 (not incl. postage) £9.95 incl. postage in UK €15.00 incl. postage rest of Europe $22.50 incl. postage US

watercolour books

To place an order use the email address in the header image. We can then contact you to arrange payment (preferably by cheque). Your order will be dispatched to you by return post, wherever you are. (Please note that the cover price does not include postage.) Alternatively, buy the books on-line through Waterstones or Amazon.

 

watercolour books

water colour techniques

“A radical new departure in grass-roots indie on-demand publishing – expert guidance, authentic content, clearly written, beautifully designed.” Watercolour books created by Weaver Designs, each book contains three step-by-step practical projects devised for the mixed ability students of the artist’s watercolour classes. There are landscape projects (mostly but not exclusively based on UK subjects) as well as still lives. They cover traditional techniques such as laying washes, wet in wet, wet on dry, lifting out, dry brush and so on, as well as more contemporary and experimental techniques, such as stencilling & printing-on. Including as they do both the triumphs and tribulations encountered by the artist along the way, projects are presented with absolute sincerity in unrivalled depth and clarity. If you’re really into watercolour, these step-by-step pictorial guides are for you.”

 

watercolour books

 

The Truth About Watercolour book 1 by Nicholas Ferenczy ISBN 978-0-9928803-0-9 52 pages with over 120 colour illustrations, two 30+ step projects and one shorter project, all with highly-detailed instructions to guide you, as well as sound advice on materials, stretching paper and a helpful glossary of terms used. £8.50 (not incl. postage) £9.95 incl. postage in UK €15.00 incl. postage Europe $22.50 incl. postage US

watercolour books

To place an order use the email address in the header image. We can then contact you to arrange payment (preferably by cheque). Your order will be dispatched to you by return post, wherever you are. (Please note that the cover price does not include postage.) Alternatively, buy the books on-line through Waterstones or Amazon.

watercolour techniques

 

The Truth About Watercolour book 2 by Nicholas Ferenczy ISBN 978-0-9928803-1-6 55 pages with over 120 colour illustrations, three 30+ step projects, all with highly-detailed instructions to guide you, as well as sound advice on materials, colour theory and a helpful glossary of terms used. £8.50 (not incl. postage) £9.95 incl. postage in UK €15.00 incl. postage rest of Europe $22.50 incl. postage US

watercolour books

To place an order use the email address in the header image. We can then contact you to arrange payment (preferably by cheque). Your order will be dispatched to you by return post, wherever you are. (Please note that the cover price does not include postage.) Alternatively, buy the books on-line through Waterstones or Amazon.

watercolour books

 

The Truth About Watercolour book 3 by Nicholas Ferenczy ISBN 978-0-9928803-2-3 68 pages with over 140 colour illustrations, three 30+ step projects all with highly-detailed instructions to guide you, as well as advice on materials, colour theory and a helpful glossary of terms used. £8.50 (not incl. postage) £9.95 incl. postage in UK €15.00 incl. postage rest of Europe $22.50 incl. postage US

watercolour books

To place an order use the email address in the header image. We can then contact you to arrange payment (preferably by cheque). Your order will be dispatched to you by return post, wherever you are. (Please note that the cover price does not include postage.) Alternatively, buy the books on-line through Waterstones or Amazon.

watercolour books

 

The Truth About Watercolour book 4 by Nicholas Ferenczy ISBN 978-0-9928803-3-0 68 pages with over 140 colour illustrations, two 30+ step projects and one shorter project, all with highly-detailed instructions to guide you, as well as advice on materials, colour theory and a helpful glossary of terms used. £8.50 (not incl. postage) £9.95 incl. postage in UK €15.00 incl. postage rest of Europe $22.50 incl. postage US

watercolour books

To place an order use the email address in the header image. We can then contact you to arrange payment (preferably by cheque). Your order will be dispatched to you by return post, wherever you are. (Please note that the cover price does not include postage.) Alternatively, buy the books on-line through Waterstones or Amazon.

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