The Art of Sampling

with Gladys Paulus

Tuesday 30 June to Friday 3 July  2020 (4 days), 10am-5pm each day


Plus £7 per day for lunch (optional) – most dietary requirements catered for


This workshop has been developed in response to students’ requests  and offers an opportunity to explore four days of experimental sample making under the guidance of an experienced artist & tutor.

The power of the humble sample is often underestimated, and in this workshop you will come to (re)appreciate the role sampling has to play in your artistic felt work. Not only can samples help you avoid costly (and painful) mistakes in the long run, they can also help you get through creative blocks, and can even become art works in their own right.

During four days, you will make a series of small 2-D samples (approximately 15 x 15cm) that will explore your personal interest and line of inquiry.  Whether you  are a felt maker preparing for a specific project or body of work, or simply would like to explore textures, colours or techniques through some experimental play, this workshop aims to help you get started on what may well become a life-long addiction!

The contents of this workshop are flexible and will be tailored to the students. Please come with some idea of what you would like to explore, but also bring an open mind and experimental attitude.

Learning is supported through practical demonstrations and illustrated explanations.

Experience level

Although this course is a stand-alone workshop which may be of interest to intermediate felt makers wishing to further their understanding of sampling in their work, it will also benefit anyone attending a 5-day mask making master class.

About the tutor

Gladys Paulus works predominantly in the medium of handmade felt textiles. Her work explores patterns of change and transformation. She is a member of the Crafts Council Directory, International Feltmakers Association and Somerset Art Works and was accepted into the 62 Group in October. Her work can be found in private collections throughout Europe and the Americas.

  • To see more examples of Gladys’s work, take a look at her website
  • You can connect with Gladys on her Facebook page

Gladys has been featured in two articles on

  • You can read an article on “The Tactile Nature of Felt” here
  • You can find her in this list of “5 Amazing Artists using Felt” here

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