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Open Gardens

23rd July 2018

It’s Eyam Open Gardens this weekend, another chance to see the amazing gardens hidden behind the houses.     My garden looks very different as I have had to embrace the drought and celebrate the ‘dry garden’ garden. Some things have failed completely but there have been all sorts of wonderful surprises too. I have […]

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20th July 2018

Sorry, the garden is closed on Saturday 21st July. Back to normal next week. 

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A Great First Day

24th May 2018

It has been a beautiful first day in the garden. Lots of visitors and a very enthusiastic school party. Thank you Christine Jackson for this wonderful Photograph.

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An Exciting Day!

30th April 2018

I am very excited to announce that the Hannah Bennett Sculpture Garden has just been chosen to be in the BBC Countryfile list of Britains Best Sculpture Gardens.   http://www.countryfile.com/article/britains-best-sculpture-gardens-and-trails   Copse By CleeClaireLee Working with Clay Liberation Through by CleeClaireLee

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New Ideas

23rd January 2018

Here are some ideas for new work inspired by the way that I feel about parenthood. I have been thinking about the emotional and physical strength that being a good parent requires, creating a place that is safe and calm where a child can grow and thrive and become an independent person in their own […]

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A Great Day Out

22nd November 2017

We had a fantastic time at the Yorkshire Artspace events in sheffield this weekend. There was a huge variety of art to see and buy as well as loads of great workshops for children and adults. The Girls loved adding to this wire sculpture under the direction of artist Claire Lee who showed them the technique and […]

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Work that Speaks Volumes

12th November 2017

Today I visited Anne Windsor at her home in Matlock Bath. I was treated to tea and homemade cake overlooking a wonderful view of the valley, surrounded by very many stunning pieces of work. Anne sculpts with clay and then casts her pieces in resin, lime concrete and also bronze. She is not one to […]

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New work for 2018

7th November 2017

It was so delightful to visit the sculptor Rosemary Barnett today. I met her in her studio where she was busy chipping away at a piece of stone, revealing two elegant dove like figures. Rosemary was one of the artistic minds behind the Frink school of figurative sculpture. She was also a member of the […]