Thursday, 8 July 2010

Another Legendary Coburg House Open Studios!

6th - 8th August, 11am - 6pm
Coburg house
15 Coburg Street

Roll up for another legendary Coburg House Open Studios event from Friday 6th to Sunday 8th August 2010, 11am – 6pm each day. With the studios having recently grown to encompass even more artists and an in-house gallery, this year’s event is the largest and most exciting one yet.
The studios are home to a combination of award winning local and international professionals in both fine and applied arts. This amazing hub of creativity houses upwards of seventy artists producing outstanding original work.

Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Life Is Sweet
From 18th July
The Harley Gallery
Nr Worksop

I have just sent a collection down to the Harley Gallery on the Wellbeck Estate in Worksop, Nottinghamshire to compliment the work of their artist in residence, Jane Wildgoose. Jane has created an installation of sugar flowers that explore the complicated 18th century conventions for serving dessert. Inspired by the 155-piece dessert service commissioned by Margaret Duchess of Portland, and a set of Chinese watercolours from the Collection that depict porcelain production, Jane reveals the curious story of how the discovery of the secret of porcelain manufacture in the West led to replacement of the intricate sugarwork on the dessert table by fine chinaware.