Moving into autumn, and dates finally set for ‘Mending Revealed’, a new Nature of Mending show which will be at Bridport Arts Centre in March 2016. Picking up from ‘The Journey’ at Walford Mill last September, the new show will feature my original team of artists, plus others yet to be announced. Details of the full Nature of Mending project can be found at http://www.natureofmending.co.uk and you can follow the blog on that site.
Meanwhile, work begins on ‘The Discovery Room’ project with Museum of Somerset (see previous post!). My obsession with small eccentric pots continues, boosted by two unexpected presents I was given during a visit to France in early September. The one above is a present from French ceramicist Pascal Lacroix, which came after he had already given us a fantastic impromptu lunch of fresh sardines, melon, charcuterie and the kind of tomato salad one rarely tastes in this country. The little pot below, which is all of 3 inches high, I found at a carboot south of Moissac, and was given it by the 2 charming gents manning the stall….
My work with Taunton museum (there will be a project blog for this, details shortly) will begin with an exploration in the Heritage Centre stores of Bronze and Iron Age pots, plenty, I hope, of wonky pots there! No I haven’t forgotten textiles, but would like to build on the work I did with paperclay last year, and the surfaces will come into my prints, I am sure.
Overall I’m really excited by the opportunities this coming year is offering so far. More soon!