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An exhibition of work by a group of artists including painters, potters and jewellery makers.

Christmas Craft Market, Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal, November

A vibrant and entertaining market featuring work by a wide range of artists including textile and jewellery makers, painters, potters, and craftsmen in wood, glass, wire and paper.

Green Door Artists exhibition at the Merz Barn, Chapel Stile, September / November 2017

An exhibition of 2- and 3-d work by Green Door Studio artists, inspired either by the Kurt Schwitters’ Merz Barn estate or by his work. Frances & I each submitted work, having spent some time exploring this rather strange world.

Below, some of my responses

These pots are very much a continuation of the ones inspired by working for the Kurt Schwitters exhibition last Autumn. I am enjoying the new colours as well as the more geometric designs. Hopefully, there will be more to show from this theme in 2018.

What makes this a special theme for me is that the butterfly is choosing to be there. Its value derives from its freedom to leave.

- porcelain butterfly on craft crank hand.

Art & Clay at the Athenaeum,

Leasgill, LA7 7EX  November 2017