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trees and how I fell in love

Where to go? where to find some calm understanding? the confusion of teenage life! But the oak tree knew. Knew what? I am unsure but certainly something. It s rough bark, the uncomfortable roots that I wriggled my bottom into. … Continue reading

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Climate of care and sometimes the lack of it

I am sliding around, wrestling with the slippery subject of care, or the lack of it. Right now it is about the issue of homelessness. I have been trying to understand how it is that over 450,000 homes are standing … Continue reading

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Thinking about the words we use

Social distancing Self isolation shielding lockdown I cannot work out which is more disturbing – I have a morbid dread of being wrongfully imprisoned, shut in by walls, cut off from human contact, warmth of love, of quiet fresh air … Continue reading

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Riches found while having a clear out

I am clearing things out of my studio. Preparing for something, perhaps new work, perhaps a change or just because it might clear my mind. I have files of things, images, pieces of text that inspired me or in some … Continue reading

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Visibility

Working with colleagues ‘ Sparrows’, Kirsty Claxton and Elizabeth Adeline, we have begun an exploration of the place of photos in creating work.  Tied to the images we created a list of words between us and then focused in on … Continue reading

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So where in the order of life does Covid 19 belong?

Forms of life get very small, I am unsure but I think that viruses are the smallest. Strands of ribonuclei acid , RNA,wrapped up in a coat to protect themselves when not happily reproducing in some other living organism. So … Continue reading

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Touch

So I am exploring our human relationships through touch. Using the difficult, fragile and unpredictable medium of china clay I invite people to hold my hand. effectively we are making some kind of ‘clay shake’. Originally my interest stemmed from … Continue reading

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On seeming to be invisible

How many of us feel really seen? What does it actually take to make yourself visible?

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Fear

So on Monday evening I was interviewed about my exhibition in Warrington, Matter of Identity. It was interesting be asked how I began, what I learnt and why anyone might get something from seeing the work. However the most interesting question was … Continue reading

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Confering

Last week I installed Walkers: I, you,we& they and Someone loved effectively as one piece of work. The individuals, Nin, John,Margaret, Cheryl and Olwen took their places amongst the slightly more anonymous figures of the Walkers to create a community. Set alongside trade stands … Continue reading

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