The Value of Uncertainty, Recycling and Exhibition at Craft Town Scotland
I had a fabulous interview with Jamie Chalmers of Mr X Sttitch fame where we discuss the use of found materials alongside an alchemical philosophy, where the creativity is discovered at the edge of uncertainty.
Also discuss is the fearlessness of surrendering to artistic flow, how to be resilient when life throws curveballs at you, and the value in paying attention to the everyday.
You can see the podcast on needlexchange
I am proud and excited to announce my exhibition Places, Spaces, Traces opens at Craft Town Scotland at the end of the month
The exhibition at the Barony Centre includes work by Scottish Potters Association and the local community and explores the concept of ‘place’ and our understanding of the importance of heritage; how our inherited traditions, monuments, objects, and culture can impact upon our identities and our space we call ‘home’.
Images and further details will be posted next month.
The Japanese Aesthetics of Recycling Exhibition at the Brunei Gallery, SOAS
I saw a wonderful exhibition the Japanese Aesthetics of Recycling at the Brunei Gallery on Friday where I was able to see beautiful historic examples of Boro, Washi and other other textiles informed by the Yugen/Wabi-Sabi philosophy. The exhibition finishes on the 25th September
This was followed by a visit to see Alice Kettle Textile Artist winner of the 2023 Brookfield Properties Craft Award. in her exhibition To Boldly Sew On until 29 September across two Brookfield Properties sites - 99 Bishopsgate and 30 Fenchurch Street in the City of London.