“Green Light” for Design-Nation, at London Design Festival 2018

Nine designers and makers from the Design-Nation portfolio presented a  high quality showcase of beautiful, adventurous and original design at designjunction (20-23 September 2018) in the raw interiors of The Bargehouse by the Oxo Tower. Images: Top – LIN pendant lights by Laura–Jane Atkisnon. Above  Carbon Chair by Nick Rawcliffe of Raw Studio. Below: Ice Chandelier … More “Green Light” for Design-Nation, at London Design Festival 2018

Ctrl/Shift – new directions in textile art

The creative tension between accomplished skill, experimentation and the development of new ideas, provided the starting point for CTRL/Shift, the latest exhibition from The 62 Group of Textile Artists. I had long thought about initiating a project with this Group, having been involved in some of their earlier projects and knowing many individual members of … More Ctrl/Shift – new directions in textile art

Artists Meet their Makers: a project for West Dean Tapestry Studio at Crafts Study Centre

Artists Meet Their Makers: contemporary art reinterpreted by West Dean Tapestry Studio Crafts Study Centre 4 April – 2 July 2017 This exhibition is a celebration of the skill and imagination of West Dean Tapestry Studio’s Master Weavers, past and present. The studio was set up by West Dean’s founder Edward James, and has worked … More Artists Meet their Makers: a project for West Dean Tapestry Studio at Crafts Study Centre

An Introduction to the Make It Ok Project – from Damage & Repair Symposium, UCA Farnham, 2 March 2016

In 2009 I curated an exhibition called Making & Mending for Bury St Edmunds Art Gallery (later known as Smiths Row), which looked at artists who used physical and metaphorical notions of healing in their practice – repaired quilts, darned jumpers, restorative discussions, socially engaged practices that attempted to make things better for objects, communities, … More An Introduction to the Make It Ok Project – from Damage & Repair Symposium, UCA Farnham, 2 March 2016