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Eco Art Private View for Barnstaple Arts Festival

In May 2023, the Barnstaple Arts Festival kicked off over the bank holiday weekend. Dawn Ensor, who manages the Eco Art Sculpture Gardens, hosted a private viewing to exhibit local sculptures made from various materials such as metal, ceramic, stone, and wood. The sculptures were placed throughout the garden, providing visitors with a chance to view the artwork ...

Project End

As we come to the end of the project, we are reflecting on our project journey which spanned over 4 years, from 2019 – 2023. From the time we sat in a cafe in Dorset and thought about how we could highlight endangered crafts, to starting to write the Arts Council funding application and then having to put this on hold due to Covid-19. Many times, in the ...

Devon County Show

I'm thrilled to share that I'll be exhibiting at the upcoming Devon County Show. From Thursday, May 18th to Saturday, May 20th, you can find me in the Devon Home Crafts tent near the yellow entrance. I'll be proudly showcasing my impressive rope-making machine and demonstrating the fascinating process of rope production.

West Buckland School Rope workshop & Petroc College student visit to Barnstaple Museum

In a New Light had a three-day rope workshop held at West Buckland School. It involved demonstrating to three groups of Year 9 pupils the craft of knotting, but also how this craft can be used in fine art. We showed them two current exhibitions in London where rope or thread is being as a medium in their practice. These two are Barbara Chase-Riboud: Infinite ...

Sandy Brown's Museum

Talk at Sandy Brown’s Museum

On the 18th of November, we held a talk at Sandy Browns Museum. The talk started with a viewing of the project's film and then was followed by a panel discussion between Hester Berry and Edward Crumpton. Jessica Pearson hosted the event and also asked both artists questions. The talk ended with a Q&A from the audience.

A poster of the In a New Light talk

Artists Talk at Barnstaple Museum

Talk: Thursday 13th October 2022 at 6pm Location: Barnstaple Museum, N.Devon Artist Talk at Barnstaple Museum looking at the fragility of traditional endangered craft skills within the modern world. The talk includes Edward Wild, Danni Bradford, Daniel Carpenter and is hosted by Jess Pearson. You can click on the link below to book. Tickets cost £5 and help ...

Wide shot of Sandy Browns studio with Hester holding up a tile and Sandy sitting down

Tile Making With Hester Berry and Sandy Brown

Sandy encouraged me to come to my first day of learning and making with no plans or preconceptions, to come with a totally empty head. This lack of a plan of action and not knowing what to expect put me slightly on edge but as soon as I began, I got into the swing of it and ideas began to flow.  I learnt some basic techniques, cutting the clay into flat sheets ...