|Nicola Dobson, St Cuthberts Mill Apprentice|
Thursday, 24 April 2014
The Next Generation
St Cuthberts Mill has recently taken on five new apprentices! The apprenticeship is a PMO Level 2 qualification. PMO stands for Performing Manufacturing Operations. The apprenticeships are all in association with Bridgwater College in Somerset.
Each of the apprentices are learning papermaking skills from our expert team here at the mill. Nicola Dobson (pictured) is one of our apprentices. Nicola has been learning a wide range of skills, and closely following our Quality Control Manager and Paper Chemist. After talking to Nicola she informed me of the types of procedures she has been learning. She has been quality control testing, testing incoming pulps, arranging samples and testing Zeta potentials. Zeta potential is testing system changes for optimum chemical retension within paper.
More to come soon! We’ll keep you updated on their progress!
Thursday, 10 April 2014
Supporting Artists and Art Societies
St Cuthberts Mill prides itself on understanding artists and their creativity. We recognize the need to be supportive and appreciate the work it takes to get your art ‘out there’.
We support artists in many ways. Both online and through tutoring groups. We also have a ‘St Cuthberts Mill Award’ where we provide a prize for exhibitions. St Cuthberts Mill Awards have recently been presented to The Royal Watercolour Society, The Society of Botanical Artists, Bath Society of Artists, Royal West of England Academy and the Artists Publishing Company.
|'Towards Bath' by Soraya French. Mixed media on Saunders Waterford HP paper.|
We also provide support by sharing artists work on our social media pages. These being Facebook, twitter, Pinterest and google+. If you would like to share your work, please send copies of your work in ‘jpg’ format. Include a brief description and your web/facebook details too.
Either send via facebook or email Kim Lintern at: firstname.lastname@example.org
|Dominic Cooper, Papermaker|
Incorporate @StCuthbertsMill #Paperlicious into your posts and tweets too guys.
We’ll find you and your artwork to share!