Feather from the Swallows
I had a brief for an exhibition at Contemporary Applied Arts in London, the brief was simply 'white', struggling without my bright contrasting colours I began with sample tiles. During a lot of procrastination a white feather floated down from the workshop ceiling. It came from one of 5 swallow nests above my kilns and work space. Used as a downy soft lining on top of the mud and straw constructed nest. I think 3 of the nests were built by juveniles as they don't seem as well built as the parents well used space and feathers popping out all over the place.
The feather gave me something to focus on, later making the series of work 'feather from the swallows'.
I have a collection of this work at Vessel Gallery in London (see stockists for more details).
Here are a few pieces I have of this range in the studio.
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