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Ann Vallance


Ann is an artist and teacher from Devon who works in a variety of media. As a jeweller she has exhibited at Goldsmiths Hall, the South London Art Gallery and Portsmouth City Museum and Gallery.

Her textiles and paintings are in private collections both in the UK and abroad. She has taught in schools and as a community education lecturer for Devon County Council, Exeter College and the University of Exeter. She has also designed and directed a community project to make a tapestry for a local church.

About fifteen years ago she discovered belly dance and was drawn to tribal Fusion and FCBD style. For ten years she performed with a tribal style troupe but now dances as one half of the duet Shiaara, who like to wield their double swords. These days her creativity is focussed on dance costuming, with horned headdresses a speciality.



Serendipity Workshop


Make a  Mexican Milagrito Heart

A  milagrito (little miracle in Spanish) is a religious folk charm to symbolise a prayer.

The heart (corazon) is one of the most common motifs. It represents love, healing and gratitude.

We will be using thin metal sheet and simple tools to make and decorate a beautiful milagrito heart.

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