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Studio Exhibition / Spring Spheres

March 14, 2009

Opening Saturday 21st March till Apil 26th

Usual studio hours apply and its the day after the spring equinox, so hope to feel spring in the air.

Making some new spheres new forms and new surface marks. The long winter and the slow return of spring greens has had a direct effect on our new work.

We do have an intimate connection to the seasons, colours and rythums of nature due, to the location of our workplace and home. I  often feel self conscious about the term rural romantacism and some urban negative perceptions of its meaning, especially when it comes to craft and the often romantic notions of craft practice, however,  life here and the intense experiece of the elements is always humbling, very grounding and does not allow me to totally disappear into a fluffy idealistic country life.

Its one thing to commune with nature, and enjoy the colours and forms, its another to step outside to get some logs, when its minus 10 with a wind chill of somehting silly, and really feel a sense of my own mortality in the hands of nature.

I look forward to showing the new work and to your rections.

Image showing some works in progress.