Saturday, 12 January 2019

Trinity College May Ball 2018

Last June I got to collaborate with a fibre optics light artist call Caz Dickson Cambridge Trinity College May Ball.
We wove a huge swirling form that was wrapped around the central pole of one of the event tents. Caz then draped her lights and transformed the sculpture and space in to something else and somewhere else. It was great. Cambridge is a bit of an old familiar to me now and it is so awesome to work creatively there a stones throw from so much history and an
Anthony Gormley. Surreal too all the stewards wear bowler hats  making the place like a Rene Magritte paintinG. It was my birthday too when we derigged. Posh nosh in Grantchester yum. Thank you to Bob, Tracy and Ian  together we dream big. And Izaac you are an inspiration always so grateful to have you by my side.

Weaving December

The push to Christmas sees most artists and crafts people sprinting along to shows and markets, working in to the night and all weekend making, making, sleep, eat and making again.  It is always so nice to meet customers and lap up the love and encouragement people are willing to share. It is a tonic for the lonely soul who beavers away in isolated sheds and studios and another bonus too is the chance to meet up with other makers who you are possibly unfamiliar with. This winter I took part in only three shows. Square Pegs in Cardigan Guildhall, Borth Craft Fair Winter Lights an illuminated woodland trail at Bluestone Resort in Narberth, Pembrokeshire. It was all inspiring and I also made sales so thank you again.

Willow Arch 2019

Willow Arch 2019

So happy with the outcome of this structure which is for Winter Lights show at Bluestone Resort in Pembrokeshire.  First sculpture of 2019 made of green oneyear old Viminalis longest rods, Chinese Willow and some seasoned Chimutsina Willow the beautiful fiery  orange. Hoping it will sprout too in parts but at the edge of oak woodland so we shall see.Working with the Wired Wood Team is so much fun.

Friday, 10 August 2018

Inside the Art of Festival

Sunny summer the grass underfoot so baked it could soon become dust. Still we travel to gather and celebrate with those we love those who can make it and those who have never but are for the first time dancing to some funky sax with a healthy dose of glitter smudged about the place. Sitting in my van sheltering from a badly timed shower but still a wellcome one i just feel so grateful to be here amongst this commune of my scattered tribe. We have travelled through Beatherder
to Gather at to home in a sunny West Wales.

Then back out with a young fox to meet with the incredible Alcindo Pinto the legendary Greenman of Jersey at Cherry Hinton for Cambridge Folk Festival.
It was some time ago that i first made a willow fox for this heartwarming beaut of a festi.  I am so lucky to have met Eddie Barcan  and his encouraging enthusiasm really heped birth the foxes which the festival and by that i do mean the people or the choir who attend seem to love.
Highlights a plenty all the workshoppers who made and made..Rhian Giddens, Ametyst Kia, John Prine ah so many just go...A sad farewell to Alcindo...bon voyage dear friend til we weave again
And now mid flow at the prow of the good ship steering through the sun and showers creating rainbows and frolics

until We to must part and head on to Beautiful Days.

Thursday, 28 June 2018

River Sculptures Celebration Day 30th June 2018 2pm til 4pm

There will be a celebratory launch day at the Riverside Haverfordwest on Saturday 30th June 2pm until 4pm with music, workshops walkabout puppets and more. This is a free family friendly event which we hope you will come and enjoy.

Tuesday, 26 June 2018

River Sculptures for Haverfordwest

Three Sculptures installed along the river in Haverfordwest...the natural thread running through the town. Sculptures designed and conceived by award winning architects Studio Weave  for the art and regeneration project Confluence www.thelabhaverfordwest.orgBronze trees created by Martin Bellwood...woven willow elements by Michelle Cain. Thanks to Aarron Petersen for the wonderful to be revealed at a later date metalwork frames.