Making the Most….I’m a Treasure!

'Yellow Present'
‘Yellow Present’

September is going to be a big month for me. On the 14th ‘The Journey: Exploring the Nature of Mending’ opens at Walford Mill, Wimborne, the culmination of my big project that has been running for nearly 18 months The day before sees the opening of ‘Make the Most’, which promises to be a really classy contemporary craft exhibition at Barrington Court, a wonderful eccentric National Trust property near South Petherton, Somerset. I have been invited to loan two small tapestries (one of which is above) for the ‘Treasures of Somerset’ section, along with Mike Dodd, James Horrobin, Tom Kealy, Caroline Lytton and that national treasure of stained glass Patrick Reyntiens. Great honour to be in such company. There are also five nationally selected young contemporary makers who have collaborated with local suppliers and producers of willow, paper, wood, leather and stone to make unique installations in the house and grounds. Curated by Somerset Artworks and Craftspace, this promises to be one of the best contemporary craft shows to be seen in Somerset for a very long time. Find out more