H’art gave me a reason to be based in Eastnor for the week, and I purposely didn’t take on any workshop commitments. So I spent a rewarding 9 days doing something that I haven’t done in years – pure unadulterated making!
Way way back, we took part in the annual Herefordshire open studios week. Artists and makers all over the county opened their doors to the general public. This was at a time when Sarah and myself were making and exhibiting our ceramics all over the country. Years passed and as the ‘business’ looked more towards courses and workshops to provide income, the need to sell work from the studio diminished.
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.