Work in situ, 2010

Work in situ, 2010

Wednesday 22 May 2019

Took three pieces to Beaulieu last week and placed them in the rose garden. They looked really nice and will be even better when the roses are in full bloom. On the other hand knowing roses they may just hide them!

Willow II

Surprise, surprise.

Obelisk II

The exhibition opens this Saturday, the 25th May, and finishes on the 24th July.

Definitely worth a visit. There are lots to do and see at Beaulieu besides the sculpture exhibition. The venue is in Brockenhurst in the New Forest so the area is quite beautiful too.

Wednesday 1 May 2019

Two more exhibitions nearly underway. Took the following three pieces to Bordhill Garden Sculpture exhibition which starts on the 10th May until September 30th:

                                         Dispersal IV

Also took two pieces to The Garden Galley, Broughton Stockbridge. This exhibition starts on the 1st June until the 6th July:

                                                   Ochre Spill (bird bath)

                                         Two thrills.

 Have also been working in my garden trying to bring it up to scratch. It is meant to enhance my pieces not hide them!  It is all very enjoyable.
Will return shortly with news of the next two exhibitions and perhaps some close up pictures of my garden.

Friday 5 April 2019

It is now 5th April and I have two exhibitions underway.
Appart Art Exhibition near Godalming is opening today. Private view tonight and the exhibition is on until the 21st April. Pieces to be shown 1. Still life for a small courtyard and 2. 'sweetie'.

I have also taken four pieces to Hannah Peschar's sculpture garden for exhibition until October.
A lovely setting.  Visit it if you can. 1. 'quiet foliage'. 2. 'gentle foliage'. 3. 'swept 1' and 4. 'swept 2'

Six more exhibitions to come if all goes well.

New workshop amazing. Should have done it years ago. Will put another pic on blog when foliage in place.

Thursday 8 November 2018

No more carrying my rather large heavy pieces down a flight of stairs.  I have finally had a small studio built in my garden.

Should have done it years ago. I was far too cosy. It is everything I wanted. A good space to work in, a lovely view (particularly now with the autumn colours). And warm!

A piece just from the kiln.

A collection of pieces during the move to my new studio space.

Tuesday 16 October 2018

I am just coming to the end of the exhibiting season.
My last exhibition this year at Savill Gardens finishes at the beginning of November. After placing my pieces in three different areas in the garden we finally decided that under a very large tree was the most appropriate. It is very interesting how important it is to place them correctly.

I won't be sorry to come to the end of the season. I had a hip replacement in July which really affected my life. Fortunately I had the most caring of 'carers' husband and together we managed to do all the exhibitions that I was committed to.

I have also still managed to produce new work this year despite the hip. Some of which still needs to be fired and others in the biscuit stage. It has always been difficult carrying my work down a flight of stairs - workshop on first floor, kiln in garden but this year particularly so!

 I think that problem has been solved but more of that in my next blog.

Friday 30 March 2018

Another new venue for me is Doddington Hall in Lincolnshire. July 29th - 9th Sept.  It is held in the beautiful grounds of this amazing Hall. A really lovely venue. I attach pictures of three of the pieces I will be exhibiting there:

In August it will be Borde Hill at Haywards Heath once more:

 and finally (I hope) it will be Savill Gardens if my work gets selected! 25th Sept - 5th Nov.

I think that is quite enough for one year.

In June I will be showing five pieces at the Art And Soul exhibition. It is held at The Artful Gallery at Hazlemere and is part of the annual studios event 2nd - 17th June  Here are 2 pieces I will be showing: