And some of mine…

Following on from the work of the students last week here are some of the books I made. If you follow the link on the right to Instagram there are films of some of these in action.


Artists Book Workshops

Last week I had the pleasure of helping to lead three day workshops making artists books. Year twelves from King Edward VII school in Sheffield came to explore the possibilities with us and I think had a great time. They produced some fantastic books, here is a small selection.

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Alfred Denny Museum

After discovering the Sorby slides a few weeks back at the Millenium Gallery (see post from April 7th) I discovered they were kept in the Alfred Denny Museum. The Alfred Denny is part of Sheffield University and only open to the public once a month or by arrangement. I have finally been for a visit and it didn’t disappoint! It is crammed full of bottles and jars of pickled specimens and rows of skeletons and taxidermied creatures…


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Lovely package

The more people who are finding out about my Lost & Found project the more interesting stories and conversations I am having. I am collecting all sorts of stories of treasures loved and lost. Another rather lovely happening is that people have started sending me treasures to work with that have sat in the back of drawers for years. This little collection came from a contact on Instagram and I am over the moon, such a delightful little haul to play with! Always very grateful.

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Drawings of Openings

I have just taken down my show in Lewes and been sorting through images. It made me realise I haven’t posted many of my India drawings so here you go. They are all charcoal, ink, emulsion and pencil about seven layers each drawing starting with charcoal ending with pencil and lots of fluid marks inbetween.

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All done time for a sit down!

After months of preparing and making work it is such a pleasure to see a body of work come together in one place. At home I only have space to view maybe three pieces at one time so its always a bit of a gamble (however much you prepare) you never quite know how it will turn out. Well I’m pleased to report that I am very happy with this exhibition and have been a little overwhelmed with the positive feedback, so thank you to everyone for that, I am forever grateful.

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Viva Lewes

I had the slightly strange experience of thumbing through a magazine to find an interview with myself. Obviously I knew it would be there but still quite a weird experience!