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Pod and Cocoon

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Olives and Ochres

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Rope Coil Asymmetric Log basket

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Rope Coil Asymmetric Log

 

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Pod and Cocoon

This week I’ve really enjoyed working on some commissions and getting into the flow with the ‘rope coil’ technique, playing with asymmetry and more sculptural forms. I love the juxtaposition of the smooth reddish brown of the buff willow against the variation in texture and colour that the bark of the ‘brown’ willow (which is often shades of olive green to deep purples) gives.

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Its been a productive month since France… beginning my ‘6 of each’ homework for AC (first pea-picker and peck pictured); two encouraging weeks at open studios; enjoying making hurdles in sunshine and rain; practicing underfoot walk-around slewed bottoms; recycling hazel and willow excess into Forest School projects; seeing what my bike basket looks like on Tanya’s bike. Generally feeling excited and motivated by it all. Oh and some new commissions to work on over the summer. Jolly good.

Festive Craft Fairs

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I’ll be selling some of my new stock at these Festive Markets, along with lots of other other local craft and produce:
 
Saturday 5th December, 10am-4pm
Poppinghole Farm, Poppinghole Lane, Robertsbridge, TN32 5BN
 
Saturday 12th December, 11am-4pm
King John’s Nursery, Sheepstreet Lane, Etchingham, TN19 7AZ
 
Prices from £10 – £100 
 
Come along and say hello, no obligation to buy! 
 
Do pass onto any friends who may be interested.
 
I look forward to seeing you there.