Saturday 29 September 2012

AirSpace - A Dérive

A Saturday dérive to the AirSpace Gallery and Yarden in Hanley, where I saw a lovely tent by Kate Lynch, heard a great talk about an Artists Retreat to Lower Parkamoor at Grizedale Arts

Inspiring and thought provoking day.

Wednesday 12 September 2012

Come and See!

I'm displaying some of my felt vessels on Level 2, The Cube. George Street, Corby so if you are in the building please do come and have a look. They will be on display for 3 months from today. If you can't get to the venue you can see more detailed shots of each vessel in this Flickr Set. Someone who saw me putting the work on display said "It's surprising, the longer you look, the more you see. Enjoy!

Monday 10 September 2012

Unexpected Bounty

with my Rushden foraging guide Carolyn Bantin

As part of the Light Walks for Dark Days project I'm doing with Jo Dacombe in Kettering, Wellingborough, Finedon and Rushden I have been out foraging for wild and home grown produce to cook up with our walking group.

Damsons in Rushden

Luminous blush, wind fallen fruits
Nestle in moss and ivy
Succulent jewels

Rosehips in Corby and Kettering

Hard red berries on thorny branches
Glow against Paynes Grey sky
 Ageing grasses

Elderberries popped from stems with 
Silver forks, cordial in progress
Purple fingers and thumbs

Blackberries sweet from twilight bushes
Explode fat with juice and joy
Unexpected bounty

Crab Apples, sweeter than most
Many red and fallen
Sunday spoils

You can read about our adventures in cooking and bottling here