Out of the blue, I was contacted by Robert Gibb, an American contemporary poet, who wanted to use one of my teasel images for the cover of his latest book of poetry. The book was published early this year and I now have my own copy courtesy of the publishers. Robert told me that he […]
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I was asked to be part of the Winter edition Exmoor Life Magazine, for an article on teasels. The editor found my artwork on the SAW website.
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. […]
Although a technical failure, this is quite interesting as a facade. Unfired as yet but I might consider asking my friends about the kiln
Dipsacus sativus teasel basket dyed black with Indian ink and filled with hooked teasels. Looks rather like the Sorting Hat in Harry Potter
Two half-bushel hay baskets made from stripped steamed hazel and then dyed with Indian ink and natural wood dyes. ready for Gather-ing at the tithe barn Stoke sub Hamdon National Trust launch on 3rd october
Brightly coloured and ready to be destroyed.
Wood steaming in progress and had to borrow some extra clamps from my neighbour. Hoping to take this out of the ‘frame’ tomorrow….hoping it won’t fall apart.
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 […]
Paper rope woven into an unfinished cylinder like shape. Size still based on the capacity of a bushel. Cylinder ‘stuffed’ with goose and dove feathers. This is VERY fragile.