Wednesday 30 December 2015

Masonic Apron

This is all I have left from this old masonic apron. I pulled off the rosettes and used them long ago but the fragile sky blue fabric is working its way in to a new collage. The masonic apron is the badge of membership for the masons and I believe that this colour and the rosettes signify that someone has become a master mason.

Saturday 26 December 2015

Remember me

My family know me so well. Here is my best Christmas present this year. I love not far from Durham and the Durham Light Infantry Museum is one of my favourite plCes in the North East so a very special present.

Saturday 19 December 2015

Exhibition round up

Today I have been catching up with exhibitions locally in the North East.
First up Katharine Morling's ceramic sculptures at the Shipley Art Gallery.

Then on to Gateshead Library Gallery to see an exhibition of work produced by artists living in Bill Quay. One of my favourite places in Gateshead and the city farm was much visited when my children were little. This screen print was produced by my friend Clare Satow who lives there and run Bill Quay Fabric Workshop

Then on to The Customs House in South Shields to see an excellent exhibition about illustrative and stitched drawing. I have a couple of pieces of work in this show. Some lovely stitched drawings by stitched artists including Louise Sambrook Underwood who had embroidered a great portrait of Wilfred Owen, Reiko Koga and Sharmistha Kar . If you live in the North east and are a stitcher then you need to go and see this.

Friday 18 December 2015

Thursday 17 December 2015


I have been experimenting with the panorama setting on my camera. I don't think I am very good at it but it is helpful to be able to take a picture of something quite long. This is an old piece of work found while tidying a cupboard. I made it after a Janet Bolton workshop and I strongly acknowledge herinfluence!