I met Helen Carnac and David Gates yesterday to talk about a new project I am planning for Bury St Edmunds Art Gallery and how we might find a way to work together. I’ve exhibited both David and Helen’s work in successive end of year craft shows at Bury St Edmunds in the last 18 months, and I’m also following their progress on other projects through their blogs, particularly Helen’s stimulating work on “Taking Time: Craft and the Slow Revolution”. So I suppose this is a blog-homage, inspired by their work and their thoughts.
I came to craft through a textiles degree at Goldsmith College, working mainly in constructed textiles, especially weave. I loved that time and the processes and thinking spaces it created. Weaving gives a lot of time for thought and consideration. In spirit of that and the “Taking Time” touring exhibition, I want to start to use this as a place to record what am doing and have done, and more importantly the people and objects that inspire me. Nothing new there in the blogosphere, but I have to start somewhere.