Is it too early to get excited?

Porcelain ink wells made with found materials and polished

The last 12 months has been so difficult for all of us. I have tried to keep going by trialling new work and by doing lots of experiments. I have done online courses, I have gone back to previous work, I have gone way off on tangents and finally some of this is bearing fruit.

In June 2020 I became involved in the setting up of a regional group of Design Nation members in Cornwall and Devon. This has been something of a saviour for me. Firm friendships have been formed and we have been working together with the Royal Cornwall Museum to create a very special exhibition reflecting on what we have all been going through: the loss; the isolation; the loss of income and also reflecting on the places which we have spent time in: the value that we place on our environment and on the simple pleasures of seeing friends.

a square of 100 tiny porcelain boxes.  Representing repetition of days.

I have revisited earlier work and explored new ideas.

This work is now beginning to come together and I am so excited! I just hope that we are allowed to show everyone what we have been doing.

There will be much more about this in the coming weeks but I could not wait any longer to tell people what is afoot!