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Sunday, 30 October 2011

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Tea Rose

A most beautiful red rose from my garden - with a deep, strong, sweet perfume...

Saturday, 22 October 2011

A beautiful day in the Bishop's Palace gardens

As you probably know, I currently have an exhibition in the East Gallery of the Bishop's Palace in Wells, together with glass artist Nina Gronw-Lewis.  Today I took a friend to visit it, and afterwards we walked on the beautiful sunlit gardens.

The water that gushes down comes straight from the wells that gave their name to the city.

It goes into the moat that surrounds the Palace, which is a lot calmer.  

Under the garden paths, and along the outside of the Palace walls. 

There are a number of sculptures in the gardens.  This one represents the solar system.

The exhibition closes on Monday 31st October.  There is still just over a week to come and see it.


Friday, 14 October 2011

Sunday, 9 October 2011

More about the exhibition in Ste Marie aux Mines

My friend Marlene Cohen had an exhibition alongside mine in Ste Marie aux Mines last September, on the opposite wall of the Eglise de St Louis.  Our work is very different from each other, but many visitors said that they were complementary.   They certainly were very complimentary about both our work!

Here are some photographs of Marlene's work hanging in the church.

Some of the work by both of us will be shown in London at The Framers' Gallery from mid-November, in an exhibition by ColourFX Textile Art.  I shall be posting full details very soon.

Friday, 7 October 2011

Steve Jobs RIP

Steve Jobs was a genius who not only created the Mac and revolutionised computing, but changed the way the world functions, through iPhones, iPods, iPads, iTunes.... And also,less known, in the years when he wasn't working for Apple, through his work with Pixar and the resulting films - Toy Story and many others. He also was there at the beginning of the World Wide Web, working with Tim Berners-Lee.

We will miss him dreadfully.

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Monday, 3 October 2011

"Colour Connections" exhibition at the Bishop's Palace, Wells

Today was the first official opening day of the exhibition, after the private view yesterday.  The work looks wonderful in the all-white gallery, full of light, and overlooking the beautiful gardens. My quilts share the space with Nina Gronw-Lewis's glass and wood sculptures.  Quite different from the look it had last time we shared an exhibition, about a year and a half ago now, in Glastonbury Museum.  The pieces have a different kind of relationship, while sharing strong colours and love of light.

Here are a couple of examples.

 "Elizabethan City", loosely based on a map of London of 1572, and a wooden chair by Nina, with a fused and appliqu├ęd glass panel.

"City Lights", inspired by the view from an airplane at night, and a wood and blue glass piece by Nina.