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 […]
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.
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
These fragmented seed heads look stunning against the sky.
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.
I am so often astounded by nature. This tiny seedling is growing on the side of my work, where it has been wrapped in plastic for a couple of days in a warm humid environment. I feel terrible taking it off! I have been making the slip for the surface of the piece today. […]
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.