My online shop is now open with my new designs, the Dotterel vases. I made three sizes of these for Planted in June.
There are three categories in the shop: Standing Forms, Suspended Forms and Jewellery.
In Standing Forms are Dotterel vases and Linnet airplant settings.
In Suspended Forms are Kittiwake vases and a collection of Kittiwake vases, including an oak wall-mount option.
In Jewellery is a mix of pieces remaining from my jewellery-making days. Some have been restyled. This category is temporary. Although I have more to add.
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.
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 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.