11-4 daily 18 to 26 June
The Chapel Little Marlow Cemetery Fern Lane SL7 3SD @glassthechapel
This is our 7th year at The Chapel in Fern Lane and this week – 10 days before opening we are busy with the last minute finishing, polishing and planning for our show. This year we are each producing a new piece of work to the theme of the River Thames which flows through Little Marlow. I am making a series of postcards which show the River Thames and Bourne End. Bourne End is sometimes confused with a town of the same name near Kings Langley and there is a half hearted attempt to avoid this confusion by naming our village Bourne End on Thames. The photos are reproduced in sepia on white, cream or blue opaque glass on one side and a postcard description on the reverse. It was fun taking the photos and thinking about what might be of interest to our visitors. I can do postcards to commission using personal photos.
Over the past year I’ve been working with a group of artists – The Askett Studio Group on proposals for exhibitions. We have made rondels for a garden installation and Marilia and I made a large panel for Waddesdon Manor. More on that when we know for sure that the exhibition at Waddeson will be happening – currently planned for 2018. Our other submission has just been delayed until 2017 – that was at Kew Gardens. I’m very excited about the idea of showing my work with others at Kew as I spent the first 7 years of my life living in Kew and visited so many times I still know it like it is my own garden.
I’ve also been developing and honing my mould making skills and kiln form sculptures and with the Askett Group I attended a course with Max Jacquard and made a very pleasing vessel which is now awaiting cold work – a few hours with the dremmel and polisher is need to complete it.
This is likely to be our last year at the The Chapel as we are going in different directions with our work and looking to exhibit in new ways that our little venue (still without a loo) cannot accommodate or maybe we will be there but in a different guise…