The ceramic assemblage of my vision of Florence ( see previous post) is now finished. This photo collage has details of the Venetian smalti or handmade mosaic tiles incorporated to represent the River Arno . We stayed on its banks in January and I see it as the bloodstream of the city .. hence the … More ‘Florence Reconstructed’
This wasn’t quite the situation I intended for a new chapter in my work … ironically my dream consisted of travel , Arts festivals and new connections . However I intend to make the most of this enforced isolation. I guess the fact I’m ‘blogging’ again after a long break is a positive outcome ! … More A New Chapter
Wirksworth Festival Art trail takes place this weekend. I’m in venue 20 , Grants Estate Agents, on the market place. Come and see the result of my first foray into Seascapes and the long format work I have recently been producing ( 1.2 m long). Its a thriving and exciting Festival . You won’t regret … More One Day to Go!
Seascapes After a stunning week in North Devon , warm enough that even the most occasional of body boarders ( me ! ) was happy to play in the waves for hours , I now feel inspired ( and qualified) to make a seascape or two. The 150 + tiles have taken a while to … More
After some frustrating months ,earlier in the year , when nothing seemed to go right, I have finally finished the most ambitious ceramic piece to date . Representing glimpses of the rolling hills on a journey through the Derbyshire Dales, the piece is being 120cm long and 25cm wide has required a panoramic camera setting. … More 2019 Latest News
Looking for some original Art / Jewellery / Paintings /Ceramics this Christmas? Come to our Christmas Art sale on Friday 30th November! Mulled wine, mince pies and plenty of Christmas spirit in our village hall . DE6 3JW. All welcome Where to buy my work this Christmas I have ceramic and wire landscapes on sale … More Pop -Up Art Sale
I challenged myself to attempt a completely different set of work for this year’s Art Festivals… Having explained the ideas behind ‘Sorry Flowers’ in a previous post I now have ceramic outcomes. Resulting work comes in the form of vintage plates, circular tiles of varying proportions, framed collections of 9 small tiles and ‘flowers’ on … More Expect the Unexpected!
Sorry Flowers My new project is quite a departure from the landscapes and less autobiographical than the spines and wire figures. The idea begun about a decade ago when I visited the studio of Royce Wood Tiles. Peter encouraged me to produce some creative ideas for his ceramic tiles and I took the opportunity to brainstorm in the form … More
September is an exciting month…I ‘ll be exhibiting at two of the best Derbyshire Arts Festivals this month…Wirksworth Festival 9-10th September. Just buy a badge and wander in and out of the trail venues. Original artwork for sale and artists available and happy to discuss their work. I shall be at Grants of Derbyshire (the estate agents in … More Festivals Autumn 2017