Craft in Focus at RHS Garden Hyde Hall

Craft in Focus flyerI am taking Balanced-Earth to Craft in Focus at RHS Garden Hyde Hall this year.  The event takes place on 26th to 29th August 2022.

“Selected from the finest professional contemporary craftmakers and artists in the UK, Craft in Focus presents a true showcase of original and inspiring crafts, offering the public a calibre of exhibitor not often seen at other craft fairs.

An excellent opportunity to discover outstanding creativity and craftsmanship from an exciting range of both emerging British talent alongside established designer makers.  Enjoy a relaxed atmosphere within a beautiful garden of sweeping panoramas, providing a unique shopping experience.”  Extracted from Craft in Focus flier.

RHS Garden Hyde Hall, Chelmsford, Essex.  Signposted from A130.  Sat Nav: CM3 8RA



Previous Events

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, earlier this year.  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

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

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 on Axisweb and other work.