The Hand of the Maker with Society of Designer Craftsmen, July 2018

I will be taking a collection of Dragons and their eggs (Urchins) to Chelsea for The Hand of the Maker which will celebrate 130 years of the Society of Designer Craftsmen in July 2018.

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@ Chelsea College of Arts
16 John Islip Street, London, SW1P 4JU

12th – 21st July 2018
Opening Times
Thursday 12th July to Friday 20th July
10:00 to 17:00
Saturday 21st July
10:00 to 16:00

Private View: Thursday 12th July, 18.00 to 21.00

Free admission
£5 Catalogue

Heath Robinson Museum: The Maker’s Art

SamHarveyUrchinsWebThe 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.

Heath Robinson Museum, Pinner Memorial Park, Pinner HA5 1AE

The Sewing Machine Project with Studio 21, SIT Select Textile Fair, Stroud May 2016

a contemporary view of the ‘Iron Needlewoman’

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:
windthebobbinup bunting littlebox bobbindragon

  • Blue Wind the Bobbin Up indigo dyed tape
  • Little Boxes, Little Boxes One of Gran’s Tins of bits and bobs
  • Machine Sound Bobbin Dragon
  • Automatic Stitches Recycled Plastic Bunting

More information is available on the Studio 21 Web Site here

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.