Material Witness will focus on extreme textile process. Images will be posted here showing the history of my work, new work, developing projects and inspiration.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009


I have been so completely neglectful with my little blog because of business.

The Arts Wells Festival was amazing. So was Artwalk and the Auction for Island Mountain Arts.
I donated some work and the work was bid on and won by an assistant deputy in the Ministry of Culture and something or other. John Hall also called for the work after it had already sold.
I had such positive response to the work and really feel motivated to do better work in future.

Finding time to work however is really difficult. I now have at least four commisions to make and deliver. Two shows are being worked at for fall and Valentines Day.I have been able to do a workshop or two and have another one planned for this week with a woman who won me for a day at a local fundraiser.

Hilary Young 's show is now installed at the Good Eat's Gallery in Wells and it is stupendous. It is called Burnt Offerings and is a moody and poignant display of what extreme textiles look like when very finely worked. People drop when they witness them. Rather like looking through a keyhole into a very private and feminine boudoir.

The Good Eats Gallery is my favourite place to be. Having the luxury of an installation space with work from people I admire gives me reason to keep doing this. I get to live in the same space as this gorgeous work.

I have to remind myself of greater purpose when I end up feeling like a shop keeper. I am here to show artists that I love and to try to work and see how people respond to what I offer.

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