Balanced-Earth is a member of Blue Patch

 

I visited the Blue Patch stand at the London Design Fair in October 2023.  The “Homes with a Heart” theme of the stand was designed by interior design journalist, Roddy Clark.  Every item was made by a small business with the ethos of being sustainable and ethical, while being good design.  I met the founder and CEO of Blue Patch, Jane Langley and came away from our conversation convinced that I would like Balanced-Earth to become a member.

Here we are now,  a member of Blue Patch!  If you would like to visit Blue Patch, please click on the logo.

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Events

Planted-Country, June 2023

Balanced-Earth took part in Planted Country at National Trust Stourhead.  Three days of nature-based sustainable design.  I needed to remain on my stand, so was unable to attend the talks.  However they are available on the Planted website.   Click here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

A group of kittiwake suspended vases on Balanced-Earth stand at Planted-Country

My space at Craft in Focus RHS Garden Hyde Hall in August 2022.  Displaying the suspended, wall-mounted and free-standing sculptural forms with plants.

 

 

 

 

 

The Balanced-Earth stand

Balanced-Earth’s Hawfinch and Linnet, two of the wall-mounted sculptural plant-mobiles were part of  “Curated by Dan Goode” at Chelsea Old Town Hall for Handmade Chelsea the Contemporary Craft and Design Fair in November 2021.

 

Other News

Logo for New Ashgate Gallery Rising Stars 2022

The Balanced-Earth Starling kinetic sculpture and three Curlews were included in the Rising Stars exhibition at the New Ashgate Gallery in Farnham, Surrey, in 2022.

Rising Stars is a platform to champion the most exciting new craft, design and applied arts.

Twenty makers of diverse backgrounds were selected for the exhibition by a panel of craft professionals, focusing on potential and talent

In 2017 I made a sculpture, Nest of Hope, it was exhibited in the Raveningham Sculpture Trail (later that year, the idea for Balanced-Earth began).  During the grimness of shielding I was contacted by the publisher, Amber Lotus, as they wished to include this image in their calendar for 2022. A great boost to be included with eleven fabulous sculptures from artists around the world!

The sculpture was part of a socially-engaged community project I had devised, called, “Hope Calling”, about climate change.  You can find out more about this and my other sculptures before Balanced-Earth on Axisweb.

Wire words and phrases made into nest sculpture