The Thy Bottle -Top Badge Project
August - September 2009

Made in celebration of The Limfjord Centre's Special Anniversary.

        

Whilst attending the
Limfjord Book Arts Festival in Doverodde, Denmark this May, a lady called Marianne approached me carrying a largish plastic bag full of bottle-tops.

“Can you make something nice with these?” she asked me (Marianne had seen some beautiful bottle top badges made by
Becky Adams on display at the UWE table, earlier that day...).

      

I explained that I wasn't
Becky Adams, & hadn't made any badges before but, 'yes' I said, 'I would try & make something beautiful' by using all the bottle tops she had kindly given to me.

When I got back to The University of The West of England, I asked members of the
'Artists Book Club' if they would like to help, & so the 'Thy Bottle-Top Badge Project' sprang into life.

      

Becky Adams, being the inspiration behind it all, also agreed to contribute to the project & make some special badges too!

Badges were produced by:

Becky Adams, Sophie Adams-Foster, Mavina Baker, Maria Bowers, Angie Butler, Kerry Day, Lilla Duignan, Cath Fairgrieve and Clare Phillips.

Angie Butler, June 2009.

Set 2. Badges were made by UWE MA Multi-Disciplinary Printmaking Students & Friends:

        

Mette Ambeck, Sue Bovington, Estelle Browne, Genevieve Browne, Angie Butler, Kerry Day, Lilla Duignan, Cath Fairgrieve, Coo Geller, Christiane Gruenwald, Davina Kirkpatrick, Viv Limebear, Alice Potter, Jan Usher and Priscilla Trenchard.

Next week all the badges from set 2. will be winging their way, to be exhibited during August/September at The Limfjord Centre Hurup Thy, Denmark.

        

We are hoping that badges can be sold or auctioned off; to raise funds, to enable the purchase a new artists book, for the centre's special collection.

Angie Butler, July 2009

      

An
ABC (Artists Book Club) Project organised by Pet Galerie.




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