Diptych

Crown of Thorns

Burnt gorse mounted on board

 

Salt-House-Clay

‘Connectivity’ 2017

 

bisque fired white earthenware

 

 

This installation connects the two adjacent north Norfolk coastal villages of Salthouse and Cley. Salthouse was entered in the Domesday Book simply as ‘a house for the storing of salt’ when salt was made by the worldwide method of boiling salt water in cley vessels; cley is anglo saxon for claeg, meaning clay. The maquettes of clay vessels which make up this piece are based on Bronze Age pottery found in Neolithic barrows on Salthouse Heath. The small clay ‘temple’ model is a replica of those found in N.Europe in prehistoric times, thus linking the work to Cley church where it was installed in the west porch.

Birdline

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by kind permission of the Cley Visitor Centre, Norfolk Wildlife Trust, following the NNEP exhibition of Cley 16

 

 

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A Conversation with Materials 

Cley 14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Flight of the Spoonbill 

Cley 13

 

 

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The Art of Faith

Norwich Castle Museum

photograph Eric Smee

“This sculpture is one of three works made from gorse, gleaned from Salthouse heath after a serious fire. Each stem was carefully chosen to relate to the piece as a whole. In particular, although the gorse has been blackened by the fire, several stems have tiny, red, blood-like ‘veins’ running through them, offering the suggestion of rebirth. The hexagonal form in this piece has resulted in the central Star of David. The other two works form a diptych permanently housed in the Chancel of St Nicholas Church, Salthouse. Each work is striking in its simplicity and strongly redolent of place, containing several interpretative layers.   The Salthouse diptych was interpreted by the parishioners as representative of the Crown of Thorns, leading to its purchase by the church, the artist’s initial concept adopted by the local faith community.”
Dr Elizabeth Mellings (ART)

Landmark

Black Adder

Weaver Bird

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Holt Festival Art Prize 2012

little black dress

woven hand dyed sisal and ceramic figures

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Drawing from Life

Nicholson Gallery, Greshams, Holt

November – December 2011

 

 

Drawings in charcoal from the life model: drawings in clay: some fired and some smoked:

some abstracted in to ‘prehistoric’ earth figures