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Author: Edward Crumpton

Coppersmithing at The Copper Works Newlyn, Cornwall

In March 2022 Edward Crumpton and Jess Pearson travelled to The Copper Works Newlyn in Cornwall to visit Michael Johnson in his workshop for Edward’s learning experience. Here are Edward’s notes from his experience of visiting the copper works.   I spent the week learning Coppersmithing from owner Michael and his associates Adam and Harry. With my limited ...

A copper sign which says Handmade in various fonts

Initial group meet-ups

Welcoming in the new year we introduced our artists to our skilled practitioners. During each meeting, the excitement of the artists grew as they realised the potential of the project and its ability to influence their practice.   Newlyn Copper Work Day Trip           Jess and I travelled down to The Newlyn Copper Works to meet and discuss the project with ...

Three artists for The Beginning of a New Light Art Project. Hester Berry cleaning an ink pot, Edward Wild holding a jewellery box and Edward Crumpton holding a rope sculpture

The Beginning of In a New Light Art Project

In early October I was thrilled to receive funding from Arts Council England for a new and exciting 14-month project which highlights and evolves North Devon heritage skills, intending to inspire their revival through new and exciting art and craft. The project will see myself, painter Hester Berry, www.hesterberry.co.uk and furniture designer and maker Edward ...

logo of Arts Council England

In A New Light

In a New Light Project was successful in its Arts Council bid and is going ahead. Content for this exciting project, based in North Devon, will be added each month leading up to the exhibition at Barnstaple Museum in Autumn 2022. -Ed  

Latest group exhibition at Barnstaple Museum

Barnstaple Museum is reopening on the 18th May 2021 with a fantastic exhibition of artwork and poetry inspired by artefacts and folklore from the Museum’s archive chosen by the talented poet Jade Fitton. I have one of my wood engravings, Winsford in the show as well as friend artists Hester Berry & Peter Kettle. There is a book that accompanies this ...

Mayflower Sculptures Proposal

Since 2015 I started thinking about a sculpture that would encapsulate the history of the Mayflower and the Pilgrims who left England to America. I came up with many concepts and resided on making three pieces, each describing a different part of the story. Below you can see my proposal and photos of the maquette I created for this project. Even though the ...

School Project at Mountjoy School, Dorset

Over the Summer term of 2019, I was invited by Mountjoy School to create a sensory collaborative sculpture that would engage the students in the techniques and skills of rope making and knots. It is a special educational needs school which helps students from the age of 2 1/2 to 19. The school wanted to involve as many students from the school as possible and so ...

New plinth & restoration for Mariners Way II

Mariners Way II behind barriers after restoration work July’19 This summer Mariners Way II had some restoration work needed to replenish the tar and re knot some of the loose rope. The other task was to replace the beech plinth which had started to deteriorate beyond repair. I discussed options of replacing the plinth with Exeter University and we decided ...