The glorious Victorian gothic Delamore House and Gardens never fail to impress, even on a grey day. Many of the rhododendrons and azaleas were in full bloom forming a glorious backdrop for the outdoor sculpture exhibition. The colour and form of Philip Hearsey’s piece perfectly complement the surrounding trees and shrubs. I would love to […]
A cool misty start to a warm sunny day in Cornwall. The beach looked beautifully clean at first sight. This beach is regularly scoured by walkers and the weather has been good, so I was not surprised. However in 2 hours I still found and picked up the following: 44 tangled lumps of various plastic […]
I visited the Biennale in a very wet November when the so called ‘spring’ tides meant that the streets were flooded twice a day as the canals overflowed their banks. Wellington boots or bright blue pull-on galoshes were de rigueur. The ‘must see’ show outside the Biennale was Damien Hirst’s ‘Treasures of the Unbelievable’ at […]
I was fortunate to be accepted to run my own workshops in Plymouth for the first two days of Tate Exchange 31st Jan + 1st Feb 2018 and then travel to Tate Modern, London on 2nd Feb to help run a printmaking workshop as part of the Print Club from Plymouth College of Art. It […]
I have been drawing at the very informative National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth, and also helping children with art projects as a volunteer. I am intrigued by what the fish can see through the glass: who is watching who, and what are they thinking? This is Friday – a long-standing and very clever green-backed turtle: […]
The world is becoming buried under plastic. When I travelled through SE Asia the roads were lined with it, children playing in it, and animals trying to eat it. It is polluting our land, our oceans and even our drinking supplies. It is killing wildlife and poisoning our world. We have been seduced by its […]
So much of my work is inspired by the sea: its power, beauty, waves and tides, erosion, time and change. The fluidity of wet porcelain clay in particular lends itself to creating shell-like structures and wave forms. Larger stoneware forms were created with the help of moulds.