These four and twenty blackbirds all baked in a crusty pie dish, are destined for an exhibition at Shire Hall Gallery, Stafford. The exhibition is called “Nursery Rhymes” and is aimed at the under five gallery visitor. The exhibition runs from the 12th of September until the 1st of November.

I’ve been invited by Shire Hall Museum and Art Gallery in Staffordshire, to take part in an exhibition entitled Nursery Rhymes, aimed at the under five’s. Selected makers have been asked to illustrate a nursery rhyme in their particular artform. I have been assigned ‘Sing a song of Sixpence’! As well as producing a giant pie dish, I’m creating a set of handling pieces to go in the dish. Here are just a few of the four and twenty blackbirds – work in progress. The exhibition runs 12 Sept – 1 Nov 2009. Check out www.staffordshire.gov.uk/sams for details.

Lids on, lids off! These beautiful terracotta pots made by Jon, are destined for the fantastic outdoor play space designed and built in collaboration with Ashton Under Hill playgroup. The pots will be buried with their lids protruding at ground level. Each vessel will contain examples of a natural material – twigs/ straw, pebbles etc, for the children to discover and experience. Please take a look at previous blog entries posted earlier this year to see how the project has unfolded.