I can't tell you how excited I am that our Open Studio was such a success. Especially as the work that sold was work that came from my gut.
These pieces were the result of frantic, frenetic days of flow-making that I had no will over. They feel ancient to me, like I've known them all my lives. They reflect the part of me that is quintessentially English. It's as if I had to come to America to discover my English roots.
"Curse Ye, Who Feed Upon The Hart." 16" x 16" x 10"
A white hart, porcelain antler in a carved ceramic 'meat' bowl. The bowl is a feasting bowl and has an imprint of the footprint of a 'Pimperne Roundhouse', an ancient building that existed in the village where I was born.
And my wall piece, which if only it were portable, would have sold.
This body of work comes as a direct result of being at Red Dirt and discovering my true, gut voice and having the confidence to let it flow. I'm honoured to have had the time here. It will inform my prcatice, my life and my humanity for many years to come. The learning curve has been exponential. The time, invaluable. Thank you to all those who helped make it happen, spent time with me, and gave me the space to grow.