The Heath Robinson Museum have commissioned me to create a group of Fantastical Creatures for their The Maker’s Art collection. The pieces will be available in the shop in the Museum in Pinner Memorial Park from April 2018 until October 2018.
Optima Magazine ran a lovely piece about the collection which you can find here.
The Maker’s Art is a contemporary range of jewellery, textiles, wood and glass that complement the imagination and enchantment of Heath Robinson’s work curated by Jeannine Lawder. The makers change every six months, – this is now our fourth group – adding more valuable creative partnerships and creating a distinctive decorative art marketplace at the Heath Robinson Museum.
This exhibition is the result of a year of challenges as a member of the textile group Studio 21. The aim was to research an element of the sewing machine: from sewing machine mechanics, decoration and operation to personal and social histories. Each member of Studio 21 has then produced work reflecting their personal interest in this transformational machine.
We also had a series of challenges as a group:
Blue Wind the Bobbin Up indigo dyed tape
Little Boxes, Little Boxes One of Gran’s Tins of bits and bobs
There was a preview of the exhibition at the SIT showcase in Cheltenham before the main exhibition at the end of October. Followed by a week at the The Bracknell Gallery, South Hill Park Arts Centre, Bracknell RG12 7PA and a month’s residency at the Lansdown Gallery, Stroud as part of the SIT Select textile festival in May 2016.