Monday, 20 March 2017

Common Land, Common Spaces

I am delighted to be exhibiting Common Land, Common Spaces at the Farnham Pottery with a new installation ‘Trees’ and pieces from 40 yards, an ongoing modular work. The term 'Common' in English means to 'belong equally to' or 'shared equally and  is also used to denote areas of land used by all, historically for grazing, catching wild game and gathering plants



Trees installation and link to video here.

The pottery is a beautifully restored building and an inspirational place to visit with a fabulous tea-room. The exhibition is the first in a series 'Powered by Touch' with a focus on the intimacy of the hand-made. Exhibitors included Richard Box, Christine Green and the next is basketmaker and willow worker  Dominic Parrette. The venue is also the host of intimate performances, the next being 'Dr. Jeckyll and Mr...'by the talented David Keller.


I just loved the little details of the pottery which is worth a visit by itself.

The exhibition is open Tues – Sat 10am - 4pm with free entry. The show closes on 8 April when I will also be running a second workshop following demand on the opening weekend and we will use the pottery as stimulus and starting point for a folding bookform or modular piece.

Here are some images from my one day workshop 'Small Objects of Desire' held at the beginning of the exhibition.



New Quilting at Rheged Arts Centre continues until to Sunday 23 April and Stuff for Thought a shared project of textile artist Heidi Drahota and the Human Rights Office of the City of Nuremberg is touring to the Prague Patchwork Meeting from 31st March to the 2nd April. You can read about the project on my blog post back in July 2016. Amazed to find I am a Kent Creative Awards finalist.



Finally, but not least. I am delighted to be a feature artist with in Somerset Studio magazine. An interview by the talented Rice Freeman-Zachery.Sneak peak below of some of the pages from an eight page spread







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