Archive Monthly Archives: November 2020

Sad slippers

Whilst I’ve been stitching this pair of slippers it occurred to me how much use my own slippers have had since the end of March. Unlike this pair mine are beginning to look a little worse for wear. This image is part of my design which illustrates the F. Scot Fitzgerald short story The Curious […]

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Marking the Journey

Finally I am making progress with my new work for our Transformation exhibition due to open in 2021. A fantastic winter’s walk along the beach adjacent to my daughter’s house provided me with even more source material. I love the process of photographic recording to reinforce the meaning behind my work Sand prints are playing […]

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A brief glimpse at The Prize

EAST are really lucky to have as our mentor Anthea Godfrey. Here she is speaking to Hand & Lock’s Communication Manager, Robert McCaffrey about The Prize 2020 on her involvement as a judge for their annual competition and why it is important to get the brief right. For more information visit Hand & Lock’s Prize […]

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Making sense of scent

This week is Being Human Festival week and tonight I attended an online talk about the sense of smell. We had to have some items on hand for some at home experiments (see above). This event showed what a complex sense smell is – one which is really only appreciated if we lose it. As […]

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Chinese Thread Books

Chinese Thread Books or Zhen Xian Bao is a traditional folk art practised by women in remote areas of south west China. They are books made of folded paper used to store embroidery threads and other small items. Ruth Smith travelled to China to research this tradition and has written books on the subject she […]

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