I’ve just completed these three small works in glass domes. It’s always a pleasure looking through my collection of objects but always a difficult task deciding which pieces to choose.

Unlocking Your Secrets 2018

Edwardian ice cream glass, miniature book, open padlock, mosaic of flowers on a mahogany stand

Height 20cm

£200

The Ottoman’s Boot 2018

Carved wooden Ottoman boot, Ottoman trumpeter figure, bisque doll’s head, quail egg (behind the doll’s head) on mahogany stand

Height 18cm

£200

Finders Keepers 2018

Miniature Chines vase, miniature beer tankard, ceramic doll torso, clay pipe bowl on a mahogany base

Height 17 cm

£200

From 1995-97 I made vessels in papier mache and decorated them with painting and collage. I recently showed these three pieces in my retrospective exhibition ‘The Transit of Venus’ at the Isherwood Gallery, Wigan. The one I regard as my best piece, ‘Wired!’ was bought on the preview night and whilst I was sad to say goodbye to it I am very happy with those who bought it. Thank you.

Acid Lizards 1996

Green Dreamer 1996

Wired! 1996

 

I’m looking forward to exhibiting two recent works in King Street Studios forthcoming exhibition Something Called Home from 16th March to 14th April 2018.

Spots, Stripes and Florals – Textile sculpture on a metal stand

I have chosen this sculptural work to represent my childhood home, the place where I learned the skills used in the making of the piece.

The shape represents the peaks and troughs, the ups and downs of home life and, resting precariously on its stand, how a single change can knock a stable home off its pedestal.

Fabrics, making, sewing on buttons are the things that remind me not only of my parents home but that of my grandparents too and from whom I inherited button boxes and sewing baskets that I’m still using today.

Spots, Stripes and Florals – acrylic on canvas

With Spots, Stripes and Florals I have re-contextualised my textile work as painting to give another interpretation of home. Here home is a floating island, an imaginary place that can be whatever you want it to be.

The Transit of Venus – Isherwood Gallery, The Old Courts, Crawford Street, Wigan, WN1 1NA 8th December 2017-25th January 2018

In The Transit of Venus I have created an idealised working space that is part domestic, part studio-gallery reflecting the dichotomy of many female artists working between home and studio.

This retrospective exhibition includes work made over two decades and reflects  my on-going journey of discovery into women’s overlooked histories.

For more information please see my page The Transit of Venus.

I’m exhibiting three mixed media works in Curiosities at AIR Gallery Altrincham opening tonight 2nd November 6-8pm until 9th December