Throughout 2020 I have been studying Market Sellers I saw in Vietnam on a trip and their wares.
Hours and hours of studying fish and fauna!
This work is gradually building up into a new collection ‘Conversations’.
Along with other artists I have been working towards an exhibition ILLUMINATE, which is now on display across Derby Hospitals.
There is more information from this Air Arts website, scroll down to open the FRESH magazine.
Some of my Teddies and Toys are on tour!
Here is a ‘Meet the Artist’ interview with me and some views of my work at Harrogate.
Many thanks to Katie at Arnolds Attic https://www.arnolds-attic.co.uk/
I had an amazing few days in my fully immerse stand where I met lots of people and had lots of lovely comments.
The show was fantastically organised – thank you to all the staff at Knit & Stitch behind the scenes.
It was great to see so many months of work fully realised.
Click below to see the toy mobile my visitors enjoyed.
I will be undertaking a deep exploration of memories through our toys for the Knitting & Stitching Shows this year, producing an atmospheric ‘Memory Room’ where the viewer will be immersed in toys of the past and memories of childhood.
I will be using images in different mediums – textiles, prints and 3D forms.
As ever, shadows will be a prominent feature.
I have been running many Talks & Workshops this year, with a wonderful response in Ashbourne and Grantham most recently. It’s always great to meet people who love their textiles.
I am looking forward to running another workshop soon in Grantham and giving another talk in Hull next month.
I had a great time at TOAF this October.
I showed lots of new work and, as always, met lots of interesting people.
Teddy was sold and is now very happy in his new home, near Tower Bridge, surrounded by other pieces of art.
Here’s Big Ted’s companion, Small Ted.
I am planning another 8 toy sculptures in the next few months…watch this space!