Florence Meade

Things I Make and Do
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Still Life

Anyone else missing Kettle’s Yard?

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Left Hand Draw, Right Hand Draw

Inspired by fat lava

I’ve been looking at lots of mid-century ‘fat lava’ pieces recently… and a Sgrafo Modern item from my collection (pictured).   I’ve also found myself quite taken again with one of my own pieces. There is something about the slightly lumpy off-putting texture of this vase that works really well with smooth furniture.  It’s supposed to look a bit like a mushroom!

Photos from Raasay

I just realised I haven’t blogged these photographs of Raasay in Scotland…

Objects from the deep past

Sketched a collection of items from the Sedgwick Museum, Cambridge at an evening event ‘The Art of Pure Observation of Things’. Items include a Brachiopod, a sea urchin and copper ore.

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2015 in review

OK I was not expecting to find my WordPress stats report very interesting, but hey! I was totally charmed by the WordPress report and also that people from 68 countries have viewed my blog, particularly from Brazil or the USA, where I have never been.  Thank you to everyone for the support.  May 2016 bring wondrous things to you.

A perfectly ordinary 1950’s semi…

So I’ve been putting all my energy into making my new place habitable…. Here are some of the first results!  There is possibly more filler than actual plaster left on this wall and Dad did a great job with the sander.  The carpets were a major milestone.  The paint is an optical grey that I chose because it is very receding.

Work continues on this tapestry; I’m working copper coloured paint and thread onto a calico backdrop that I hand-painted in taupe and dyed with a pale blue wash.

Copper toned tapestry, a work in progress...

On the landing window: A print by Robert Jones titled ‘Edgelands’ and one of my wobbly pots with winter branches.

One of my wobbly pots and a print by Robert Jones

The sunlight moves around to this window in the evening

Light moves around to this window in the evening

Some bathroom pieces and my hand-mixed paint colour, a flesh tone that I’ve affectionately named ‘Nanna’s Girdle’

Some bathroom pieces and my hand mixed paint colour affectionately named 'Nanna's Girdle'