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Monday, 1 July 2013

The one hundredth post! What's going on this month then? 'Inspired' at Ashton Court!


Yes, one hundred posts published! Time for a cake to celebrate! And then some carving, I think I'll need the energy...

There's a very busy month ahead. I've been invited to show in the 'Inspired' exhibition at Ashton Court in Bristol from the 28th July to the 4th August 2013. It's quite an honour as there are some well known people exhibiting in the same show...

The organiser, Sue Darlison, is a very talented furniture designer and maker who regularly shows at the prestigious Cheltenham Celebration of Craftsmanship. Her work is beautifully executed and always worth seeing.

John Makepeace is probably one of the most influential post-war British furniture designers . He founded Parnham, where many of the top contemporary makers trained. It will be very interesting to see what he shows at 'Inspired'.

Margaret Lovell is a sculptor who trained with Barbara Hepworth. Her sculpted forms have a similar beautiful, elegant simplicity of form.

I'll be showing a piece in the 'Metainsecta' series in the gallery (you can see more about this series at my website by following these links. you can return to this blog via a link on the website homepage or the 'Latest News' page:
http://www.carvings-with-stories.co.uk/insects.html
http://www.carvings-with-stories.co.uk/new%20insects.html
http://www.carvings-with-stories.co.uk/Predator%20Bird.html )

In addition, I'll be carving a maquette for the 'Matthew' figurehead and chatting with visitors. Should be a lot of fun, although there's a lot of work to be done in preparation. Entry to the exhibition is free, why not come and check out the work on show if you can make it to Bristol?

Oh, I'm also going to be doing the first half of my training to become a Forest School Leader this month. Busy times!

For more information about 'Inspired', you can go to:
http://inspired-to.co.uk/

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