Thursday, 24 October 2013


I went to the award ceremony for the East West exhibition feeling chuffed to be showing and absolutely under no pressure since I had won the sculpture prize last year. I was there tonight to cheer my fellow artists and enjoy the moment. I forgot my camera so there are no photos of the event but I went to the gallery yesterday and took these photos and my sculpture 'Fraindre' is in pride of place in the centre of the room! That is a result, so is being a prize winner again! Completely unexpected, totally delighted.

Sunday, 20 October 2013

East west

Fraindre is safely delivered to La galleria, Pall Mall, not far from the National Gallery. Driving over  the sleeping policemen in London is scary with a delicate sculpture in the back of the car and I had it propped on all the pillows and bubble wrap that I have. I also had to make an emergency stop to avoid tourists stepping out into the road without looking, or rather being more concerned with taking photos, so I was amazed to get to the gallery with Fraindre unscathed. It is on show until Sunday as part of the East West Award exhibition, hurrah. Open from Tuesday 22nd until Saturday 26th October, 11am till 6pm daily but Saturday closes at 1pm. The award ceremony is on Thursday .....I won the sculpture award last year and I am delighted to be back again

Monday, 14 October 2013

View from my studio

 Apprentice Polly tackling her own carving

Postcard show at Acme Project Space  "View from my studio", my yellow paper piece alongside a Kendra Haste drawing. She makes the most remarkable wire animals and is responsible for the 'zoo' at the Tower of London, we were studio neighbours years ago, it is nice to be  showing next to her.

All Acme tenants were given an A5 postcard and asked to create a work with reference to the studio, all those returned were displayed and will then go into the Acme archive. The variety of work was superb, drawings, paintings, stitched, photo.... everything and since I have been an Acme tenant for much of time since I left art school it was great to catch up with old friends from other studios at the private view. My current studio is the best yet, Polly and I are getting some good work done. This is aided by using the brilliant facilities back at Chelmsford College.