I spent an amazing sunny Saturday at Kew, hunting out all of the David Nash sculptures and the site where he is working on a great big new piece in situ. Lots of shapes and lines and holes and juxtapositions and textures to enjoy...Read More
Part 3 of the manic weekend was a trip to Ceramics in the City at the Geffrye Museum.Read More
I've had a pair of these lizard sconces for 20 years, and they've been in the same spot on the bedroom wall for at least 9, but yesterday morning they surprised me with these lovely shadows. I guess it must have been the angle of the autumn light and a gap in the recently lopped plane tree outside, but whatever the reason the point is that it was lovely.
I spent last Monday morning beach-combing on the Thames foreshore in Wapping. It's something I've been meaning to check out for ages and finally got around to it. Hooray! I love water, and in the absence of the sea, the Thames is pretty good. There are even waves when boats go by.
It was hot and sunny, there was sand and stones and all kinds of random bits & bobs to investigate, plus a seagull to keep an eye on me.
Here's the treasure i brought home, including square nails maybe from a boat, a cleat, some bits of worn ceramics including pipestems, bones of varying ages and sizes, a stone with a hole in, a 'pebble' made of London clay (Which i am trying and failing to track down for my work and so am rather obsessed with) and even a shell or two.Not sure what I'm going to do with them yet, but something will come to mind...
Saw Hanne Enemark's s beautiful work in Vessel today. I particularly liked the bowls with broken rims - in fact one of them stopped me in my tracks! Totally covetable but sadly beyond my price range. Still I stared hard and have the memory to take away...