Made in the Middle ExhibitionPrivate views are great for networking and catching up with old acquaintances but near damn useless for taking stock of the exhibits. Although I attended the corporate , viewing of Made in the Middle, I still hadn’t felt like I’d actually ‘seen’ the exhibition. So after workshop duties at St Thomas’s on Tuesday last week I headed down to the MAC to experience the show for real.

I was encouraged by a small crowd of visitors around my musical drum pots, gently tapping out rhythms and notes. (I secretly had reservations as to whether punters would interact with the work in a predominantly ‘eyes only’ show) The positive comments on the post-it note evaluation provided more evidence the pieces were being well used. Have a look at the photos on our Facebook page.

The exhibition runs till the 15 April at MAC then it goes on tour through-out the Midlands.

Check out the latest offering from our film maker in residence Elena.

Once again, we provided the clay and fired all 1700 medals for this years Mudrunner event here on the Eastnor Castle Estate.

The event has been going from strength to strength with record numbers hauling themselves around the grueling (and very muddy) landrover experience test track.

This year 200 younger mud runners were able to take part in a Junior event.

For the second time last week my practice was recorded as moving image.

Brearley and Teviot Nursery are making a promotional DVD of all the fantastic opportunities and learning experiences they offer the children.
 
 
As well as experiencing the sheer joy of water and spinning clay, the children made honey pots, cups and a fantastic aeroplane (pictured above).
 
The man behind the lens – James a talented film-maker who also facilitates educational projects in and around the city.
I spent the day last Monday being filmed for a short DVD to accompany my exhibition at Bilston Craft Museum.
The production team, pictured left to right; Anthony (film-maker), Carrie and Natalie (Bilston Craft Gallery).