At the start of the Covid-19 emergency I wasn’t able to get into Double Elephant Print Workshop to do any printmaking. Then gradually I was able to get in now and then for short bursts of printmaking activity if I had another legitimate reason to be there (all to do with the workshop being positioned […]
I set off for the Bath Art Fair with very low expectations. I knew that it would be a well run event in a good location, but in today’s political and economic uncertainties I have noticed people being cautious about how they spend any spare cash on things that could be considered a luxury. I […]
In June 2017 I was lucky to be one of a small group of people taken on a guided walk in a restricted zone on Dartmoor to get up close to the blanket bogs and have the ecology of the mires explained by a Dartmoor National Park Ranger and a bog expert from the Devon […]
Newsletter 13 is out and about – possibly lurking in an in box near you. The main focus for this newsletter is info about this weekend’s art fair in the Arnolfini. I am one of 80 artists taking part in The other Art Fair – Bristol. I shall share some photos of my stand on […]
Just in case there is any confusion – this is my own personal response to Double Elephant’s project Redefining Print. I am not wearing my “Double Elephant hat” here, this isn’t the official line, this is just a reflection on how it was for me.
The Devon Guild of Craftsmen’s Summer Show for 2015 had the theme “Celebrations” to mark 60 years of the organisation – a landmark birthday. Members were invited to use the title Celebrate to articulate the notions of festivity and reflection that such milestones bring. I wanted to produce some work specifically for this exhibition while […]
For a big fat lovely album of photographs of the exhibition see here!
As soon as I saw Yume Martin’s jewellery featuring dragonflies and sweet little flowers, I knew she would be a good fit for Urban Bees: Working together. And indeed when I approached her with the proposition, her response was say that it was already in her mind to include bees in her current range of […]
The third Devon Guild member taking part in this project I would like to introduce you to is Helen Edwards. Based in South Devon, Helen uses her skills in ceramics, metals and textiles to construct intricate and unique Mixed Media artwork with visual and tactile appeal. Photography, printing and etching, stitching, weaving and dyeing are […]
The second Devon Guild member taking part in this project I would like to introduce you to is Philippa de Burlet. A one-time keeper in the insect house at London Zoo, Philippa has a long standing fascination for all things small and winged and has relished meeting the roof top bees.