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Art at the airport

Having got pre-selected for RSA Open in Edinburgh, I then had to deliver the work……make a crate that was a snug fit for the artwork sealed inside, that weighed under 20kg, and was able to go in Easyjet’s hold. The crate had to be portable because the work was too heavy to carry on my own. […]

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Seaweed is taking over the house

Mould making has become new skill, proficient if not expert! Seaweed gathering at Berrow and then washed and dried at home is an arduous task. A friend has a dehydrated but wasn’t too keen on the idea of a massive amount of seaweed…… The balls are everywhere, as once dry, they remain fragile/brittle and bits […]

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More bushel baskets

Still fairly conventional baskets….these consist of 1/2 bushel, 10th bushel, 100th bushel, and 1000th bushel. Coiled, long grasses from neighbouring fields, bound together with raffia, using a blanket stitch. I’ve still got to make the actual bushel basket….the biggest last. I’ve cut the grasses, just need better weather as it’s too messy to work inside, […]

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Bushel baskets

I’ve now started playing with materials to make ‘bushel’ baskets in response to the brief for Stoke sub Hamdon tithe barn. The aim to to produce a mixture or ‘traditional’ and contemporary and make them colourful so they brighten up the barn. So, I’ve been thinking about materials for quite some time, natural and man […]

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Saltaire Arts Trail Open Houses

Have just returned from having some of my work in Open Houses, as part of the Saltaire Arts Trail in Yorkshire. Fully packed van with my work, another artist’s work (India Ritchie from Plymouth), walking gear etc etc. Saltaire is a very interesting model Victorian village built by Sir Titus Salt, for his mill workers. […]

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The New Project

A day spent on Berrow beach and I now have a large quantity of seaweed to start working with on my next project. Washed and dried several times, some is now inside and the rest outside waiting for a hot day! Everywhere inside and out now smells decidedly fishy.  

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