Lucy and I have been working on the Ethel Mairet legacy project with Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft - here are some of the beautiful natural dye skeins that have been sent in from around the world - more photos to follow! ✨
Had a brilliant first visit to @museumartcraft this week. They were showing the controversial work of Eric Gill with this response by @CathiePilkington. I was almost didn't visit, knowing of Gill's biography, but didn't know when I'd next be in that part of the country again. I thought the museum's handling of his work was sensitive and respectful, particularly the empowering text art in the reading room made by Survivors' Network clients. The show was challenging but I was glad to visit and ponder the question as to whether artwork can be valued for its artistic merit when created in such a depraved context. As well as the show, I also enjoyed a walking trail through the artistic village of Ditchling led by one of the trustees - such a beautiful place! I'd love to go back again for future shows #ditchling#ditchlingmuseum#artandcraftmuseum#ericgill#cathiepilkington#sculpture#carving#Britishart
Would you like to join me for a day workshop at the stunning @museumartcraft
Please book via link in my profile.
Saturday 1 July @ 11am-4pm 'This practical ceramic workshop is an excellent opportunity for beginners to try press moulds, coiling and pinching techniques in terracotta. In the morning you will spend time making your pieces. These will be decorated in the afternoon with coloured slips. Final pieces will be fired and glazed by Silvia in her Brighton studio and ready for collection at the end of July.' £82.40
Cost includes materials, lunch & refreshments
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The girls draw on inspiration from @cathiepilkington at the Eric Gill exhibition @museumartcraft
Gill was an extremely controversial artist who I knew little about until this exhibition, which slaps you in the face with the context of his work.
If you are anywhere near Brighton/Lewes with an hour on your hands go to Ditchling museum of art and craft and see Eric Gill: the body. Very little sculpture but some wonderful drawings. Until 3 September.