Aw shucks, it’s time to talk about me. I’m pleased to be exhibiting in as well as helping to organise and curate Fire + Earth. I’ll be presenting a selection of my wall-hanging sculptures that evoke the forest floor and the floating world of water lilies.
Herefordshire Art Week always seems so far away, then hurtles towards us with blinding speed. This year’s iteration takes place from 10–18 September, and we’re pleased to be taking part once again. It’s a vital annual event for the region’s artists, and with 23 artists showing at 8 venues, Kington is staking a strong claim for the second consecutive year. So do come on over to see us, and make a day of it! We’re featuring my and Andrew Eastwood’s work, in all its glorious diversity (though almost always based in ceramics).
Leg of Mutton (venue LM in the h.Art guide) will be open daily from 11 AM to 5 PM each day during h.Art. In addition, Andrew and I are exhibiting at St. Michael and All Angels in Kingsland (venue SM) – a group show that will feature work by 23 artists, all under one glorious Grade I listed roof.
Some of the delights that await you:
Watch this space for announcements regarding LoM’s August exhibition, ‘Silver Linings’. In the meantime, yours truly just got word that her sculpture ‘Summer Rose’ has been chosen for The Evocative Garden, an exhibition organised for the annual NCECA conference. NCECA is an amazing gathering of the ceramics tribe, with a focus on teaching and learning. Thank you Gail M. Brown for selecting my work, and thank you Disjecta for hosting what will surely be a top-flight show. I only wish I could attend the conference myself!
What a wonderful week we’ve had at the Leg! A packed opening reception, a busy public weekend, and a convivial visit from 10 Danish feltmakers, courtesy of Pearl Taylor at Duckshedfelt. Several pieces by Peter Horrocks and Maggie Kingston, and one of my little boxes, are off to happy new homes. It’s all happening in Herefordshire.
Speaking of Herefordshire happenings, be sure not to miss ‘The Land We Hold Dear’, an exhibition of art related to landscape that’s taking place at The Chapel, Bromyard. Organised by the energetic Vicki Barker, it features work by 12 very different artists with very different responses to the land. The private view this Friday 29 April, 6 to 8 PM, and exhibition runs from 30 April through 8 May. Please spread the word!
Stop by and meet the artists between 6 and 8 PM this evening (15 April), or pop in between 11 AM and 5 PM on 16 or 17 April. Here’s a glimpse of what awaits.
Our 2015 Leg of Muttoners have returned for a final hurrah. Andrew and I are busy hanging, adjusting, dusting and polishing. Here’s a taste of what awaits you (and there is so much more!). Framed and unframed works are available, and most items are £95 or less. We have a selection of artist’s cards as well.
If you haven’t stopped by yet to see Ciara Lewis’ work yet, please ring us to do so before 12 July. The more you look, the more you see in her atmospheric paintings. She’s a maestra at expressing vast vistas in a very small space. Come and allow yourself to be tempted!
Andrew and I are also exhibiting our take on ‘works from walks’, featuring my field finds and Andrew’s observations of nature translated into porcelain.
Leg of Mutton’s public opening hours are finished for May, but we’re here and happy to show you around by appointment; just ring us or email if you’d like to stop by. Jane Tudge’s work will be on display through 11 June. Don’t miss this opportunity to see her evocative 2D and 3D work.
Kington, Herefordshire, is to have a new art gallery at 17 Duke Street. It will be run by Shannon Donovan and Andrew Eastwood and is called Leg of Mutton. The gallery will be open on the third weekend of each month, from April to December. We will be exhibiting original artwork by both Shannon and Andrew, together with work by a different invited artist each month. We will also be exhibiting elsewhere for Shropshire Hills Art Week, an exhibition inspired by Iceland , the Church Stretton Festival Open Exhibition and at Leg of Mutton for Herefordshire Art Week. Further details and images of work will be posted soon.