Still Movement – Art in Clay

Today has been spent at Gracefield Art Centre in Dumfries with Phil McMenemy. We have been working for the last long while on a a collaborative exhibition. It is called “Still Movement”. We have been excited, terrified, frustrated, thrilled, enthused and now it’s time to put it all together and see what it looks like. How utterly mind blowingly scary. At the same time how very exciting. More pictures once it’s all together.
Whilst sitting have tea with Paul Young on monday morning this daft birdie flew in, hit the window and fell into a mug. It recovered and flew off later but not before a blue tit appeared flapping in the chamber of the wood burner. I opened the doors to find a soot covered bemused looking baby bird. After that another 4 or 5, I lost count, fell out of the stove. I haven’t had it lit for a few months so it seems a nest has been built at the top and the contents of said nest have all just fallen out.

Tomorrow I’ll be off down south to Art in Clay at Hatfield House, come along come along and visit. I’ve never been before, it’s another new thing for me.

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4 Responses to Still Movement – Art in Clay

  1. Anna says:

    Poor birdies…but they have good taste. 😉 Can't wait to see pics of the installation!

  2. Ron says:

    a bird in the cup is worth 2 in the bush. no that's not it is it?hum

  3. gz says:

    looking at that photo I can see the image on a pot…

  4. This photo reminds me very much of the 'bottle birdhouses' or Williamsburg Birdhouses that some potters make here in the US. Maybe an inspiration for some new pots for you! :)

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