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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
It was lovely to share the sunshine with Henk Littlewood who came to move this sculpture called Mind Today. He will take it to Ruskin Land in the Wyre Valley where the principles of John Ruskin, arts, hand crafts, hand skills, architecture and fine art are all celebrated. This work is going to sit within […]
It is lovely and cool in the workshop today. I am finishing the base of the second piece and have just started making number three. These pieces called The land, The sea, by Viv keel, come to life in the sunshine The sun has certainly put the paint on these this week.
It was great to have Viv Keel in the garden today. Viv placed these beautiful lead crystal pieces here and I am absolutely thrilled with them. They are called Rock, Sand, Glass and are a celebration of what is essentially the same material. They are stunning with the light shining behind them.
This piece is called Doo Wah Diddy ( from the song) and I love the way Helen Sinclair captures human emotion so precisely in all of her work. This girl is strutting without a care in the world and she has the presence of a carefree empowered person. “She really blows my mind”
These woven pheasants by Juliette Hamilton look simply lovely strutting beneath the leaf laden beech tree. Before I framed them in long grass. It was lovely to sit outside this morning and have my first cup of tea with this view.
It was lovely to have Lucy Coyne working in the garden today. Lucy is also a jeweller and her large pieces have such beautifully observed and detailed elements within them. Thank you Lucy. I have been making slips. Carefully Inlaying this coloured slip was the perfect gentle job for such a hot day.
I have just had confirmation that I will be showing work by Helen Sinclair in the garden this year. I have loved Helen’s work for years and am so thrilled to be able to share it with visitors this year. This Piece is called Do Wah Diddy and is so full of movement and fun. […]