Monday, 29 November 2010

Leonor Hipólito: New Blog

Leonor Hipólito has a new blog which will focus on presenting an archive of her jewellery works

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

The New 2011 Real Seed Catalogue

The New 2011 Real Seed Catalogue is out now, with all of the new
season's seed and lots of new varieties.

Kate Haywood: AA2A

My lovely sister Kate Haywood has become an AA2A artist and will be developing new works at Huddersfield University. You can view her AA2A page here

"The AA2A project provides placements for visual artists and designer makers in Higher and Further Education institutions across England. In 2010/2011, AA2A schemes will run in 31 institutions, providing 124 placements nationally. In the last 11 years, over 1,100 participants have had the opportunity to undertake a period of research or realise a project, using workshops and supporting facilities in participating fine art and design departments."

'Made to Cherish - The Best of British Craft'

The Christmas show at CAA Gallery will feature Julie Arkell's work (seen above) and other makers including Dylan Bowen's Ceramics...oooh Santa wish list!

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Iris Bodemer @ Gallery Marzee

Iris Bodemer is showing new work at Gallery Marzee from 10 October until 15 December 2010. Many of the current works utilise bronze, very beautiful works.

Ute Eitzenhöfer and Tabea Reulecke are also showing at the gallery.

Monday, 1 November 2010

Into Battle...

Battle, in East Sussex.

I visited the location for The Battle of Hastings which was fought between Harold the Saxon king and William the Conqueror in 1066. It's actually about 6 miles away from Hastings.

It was an overcast rainy day when I visited. Standing on Senlac Hill I tried to imagine the Battle, which happened in mid October, so the weather might have been as grim then. The fighting went on all day. Harold and his 5,000 men were outnumbered by William and his 1,500 men. A sad day in English History.


Happy Halloween one and are some pics of the treats we had at the ready last night, but unfortunately no callers came to trick or treat. I made a skull lantern this year, and pumpkin soup with the innards and teeth from the pumpkin seeds (with chili and salt, yum). Another Summer's End to celebrate and getting ready for the winter months ahead. For the darker days I look forward to open fires, kicking through the leaves and preparing surprises for Christmas.

Thanks to Gabby for the beautiful decorations, Happy Día de los Muertos!...will Keep the decorations up for Tuesday!