Immersive workshops and tours in the US, Mexico & Guatemala
"I had the great pleasure of finding myself part of an artist residency in Antigua, Guatelama earlier this year. Hosted by the stunning Jess (who is a beautiful soul) in her amazing bohemian paradise, I felt completely at home and welcomed. Jess took us on a whirlwind of workshops and adventured of which the highlight for me was a day trip to the Chi Chi Castenango markets. We also met local creatives like Master Dyer Olga Reiche who gave us a marvellous indigo dying session. We spent a day with the Mayan women who so warmly and generously welcomed us into their fold to take us through the beauty that is back strap loom weaving. Actually all the activities were great and had all activities had wonderful value from an exposure and professional development point of view. As a fibre and textile artist I would recommend this experience to anyone who is an artists interested in textiles. Jess and her in house chef extraordinaire made sure we were well fed on wholesome food that was so tasty and nourishing we never felt wanting. It was worth the 24 hour flight from Australia to spend a week in Antigua with Jess, it seems crazy but I was so entertained and fulfilled by the week that I don't really remember feeling jet lagged. It was great to be part of a group of like minded artists and makers and the magic of Antiqua as a backdrop made for a week of my life which I will cherish for ever. I would do this week again in a heart beat."
- Sky Carter (Australia)