I’m currently having a 10% off sale on prints over at my Etsy shop. I have my first solo exhibition over at the Grant Bradley Gallery at the start of October, and I need a bit of extra cash for framing, transportation etc, so I thought it would be a nice thing to do to thank people for helping out. If there is a picture on my site that you would like a print of but isn’t in my etsy shop let me know and I can get one made for you. The sale will continue until the end of September, so check it out here!
In other news, the piece I am currently auctioning on ebay to raise funds to help the people fighting the badger cull is on £56 with 3 days left, which is great news!
I am currently auctioning this piece of mine on ebay with all the proceeds going towards Stop the Cull, a group helping resist the badger cull currently being trialed in the UK. This is an original wall mounted relief piece, 100% needle felted in wool and mixed fibers on a fabric backing. It measure 30x25cm and comes ready to hang.
As many of you will know, the UK government had approved a trial cull in the West Somerset and West Gloucester areas, despite the fact that there is little evidence that this will prevent the spread of bovine TB and some evidence that it will actually make it worse. I think it’s a tragedy that such beautiful animals are going to be made to suffer, not to mention that we don’t know what the knock on effects of reducing the numbers by so much would be for the rest of our eco system
I will also be selling cards and prints with proceeds going towards Stop the Cull, so keep an eye open.
Greetings to you all, and I hope you are enjoying the recent warm sunny days! Lots of things are changing at the moment, and I am stepping into the new season with a few announcements of upcoming events and exhibitions.
Firstly, I will be taking part in the “In House” pop up shop as part of the Coexist open day on Stokes Croft, Bristol (where I have my studio). It runs from June 5th – 9th with the open studios on Sunday the 9th. As well as having one of my big pieces and several dolls in the shop I will also be selling greetings cards and prints, and there will be lots of other lovely things made by my studio mates to see and buy.
Starting around the same time as that, I have had a piece accepted for the New Visions III exhibition at the Grant Bradley gallery in Bedminster, Bristol. This is a large open submission group exhibition showcasing emerging and established artists and runs from the 8th of June and the 27th of July 2013, with the private view evening being held on the 7th of June.
Thirdly, and most excitingly, in October I have my first solo show at the Grant Bradley Gallery, where I will be showing a mix of work I have produced to date, including large wall-mounted pieces and smaller art dolls and other figures plus some site specific works. All pieces will be for sale, and I will have prints and cards available also, including limited edition full size prints of my large pieces.
Greetings all! I have been very quiet on here for the last few months, first there was Christmas then recovery from an operation, but I’m back in the studio now and I’ve been working on a few new pieces. I need to have a day of photographing to have some more pictures to share with you all, but this is my latest creation, completed just a few days ago and inspired by the Swedish folk tale of Princess Cottongrass and Leap the Elk.
This piece measures 40x60cm and is entirely needle felted.
Edit: I had the wonderful David Robinson photograph some of my work yesterday, so I have updated the picture with a much better quality one that he took.
Sulis Minerva is the goddess of Bath Spring. The Celts worshipped Sulis at the spring, and when the Romans invaded they combined her with their own goddess of healing Minerva. They built a huge complex around the natural spring to honour the goddess and take advantage of the healing waters.
This piece is entirely needle felted and will be displayed in a huge vintage glass jar.
Moonling is an old English word meaning “simpleton”, similar to Lunatic, as the moon is said to cause madness. It is the place of dreams and visions, enlightenment and illusion. It is also the first stop on the way from Earth. Sometimes the pull is strong
This piece is 20x20x5cm, it is entirely needle felted and mounted in a wooden box.
(Also shown – the wonderful quality of the camera on my new fancy phone. I will however be replacing it with a better picture once I get my proper camera sorted)