I know that I have been quiet on here recently but don’t be fooled. The studio has been very busy and the kiln has been firing almost non-stop for weeks now. The reason? I am involved with three exhibitions in the next couple of months – all of them really exciting.
First up is Rooted. This is a group exhibition of work inspired by the Cornish China Clay Industry. It takes place at Wheal Martyn Museum and the work that I have created is different, experimental and fun. Please come along and see my work and that of a number of other great artists from Cornwall.
Secondly, we have Shine. This is another group exhibition. This time with the Cornwall and Devon Cluster of Design Nation. It takes place in November at the Bedruthan Hotel on the beautiful north coast of Cornwall and promises to be an exciting showcase of the work of some of the finest and most innovative makers in Cornwall and Devon.
Finally, and most exciting of all, is Lepidoptera. The Royal Cornwall Museum invited me to work with their behind the scenes collections to create a solo show inspired by what they care for on behalf of Cornwall. I was bowled over by their natural history specimens and decided to focus on one small part – the butterflies. This is a hopeful exhibition about the collectors of butterflies and moths, their impact, then and now, and their legacy. It considers the current efforts in conservation and raises the question ‘would it matter if there were no more butterflies?’